NBC postpones 'The Carmichael Show' mass shooting episode

Recent events affected Wednesday's airing of 'The Carmichael Show.'
Source: The Carmichael Show/NBC
Recent events affected Wednesday's airing of 'The Carmichael Show.'
Source: The Carmichael Show/NBC

The Carmichael Show grappled with sexual consent on the season three premiere in June, but the show's take on another major social issue — mass shootings — was too close to reality to broadcast Wednesday.

NBC postponed airing the Carmichael Show episode "Shoot Up-Able," after the news of a mass shooting during a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game Wednesday morning. Five people were shot in the attack, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The gunman was killed by police.

Five people were injured Wednesday in a mass shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia.
Source: Brendan Smialowski /Getty Images

The network instead aired another episode, "Lesbian Wedding," which was originally scheduled to run on Wednesday, June 28.

The pulled episode reportedly centered around Jerrod, who was at the mall when a mass shooting took place, killing three people, TV Guide reports. Throughout the episode, his family reacts to how close Jerrod was to the deadly attack. They also discuss the politics of gun control.

Although this episode of The Carmichael Show has been postponed, the Congressional Baseball Game will still be held Thursday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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Natelege covers music and culture for Mic.com. In the past, she has contributed news, culture and identity pieces for BET, VH1, XXL, Huffington Post and VIBE.com.

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