Art not quite ready to imitate life? Law & Order: SVU‘s upcoming episode focusing on a Donald Trump–like politician has been pulled from the schedule for the time being and does not currently have a planned airdate, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
The episode, entitled “Unstoppable,” will no longer run on Wednesday, November 16, its previously scheduled airdate, which is eight days after the real-life November 8 presidential election. “Unstoppable” had already been pulled from the schedule once before, when the network moved it from Wednesday, October 26, until after the election.
The latest schedule change was made last week, with NBC pre-empting its November 2 lineup in favor of reruns to avoid airing original episodes against the seventh game of the World Series. NBC will now air two Chicago P.D. episodes on November 16 as a two-hour event. The SVU episode “Great Expectations,” which was supposed to run on Wednesday, November 9, does not have a scheduled airdate either.
“Unstoppable” stars Gary Cole (Office Space) as a wealthy politician whose campaign begins to crumble after several women make damaging accusations against him. (The specific claims have not yet been revealed.)
“I’m a handsome, charming millionaire — women throw themselves at me,” the candidate (Cole) says in the episode’s trailer. “Know that I have nothing to hide.”
Trump — who endured numerous controversies throughout the campaign, including allegations of sexual misconduct — pulled off an unlikely upset for the GOP over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Numerous celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their feelings of shock and dismay following the outcome.
Law & Order: SVU, which stars Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) and Ice-T (Odafin “Fin” Tutuola), airs on NBC Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
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