Cape Town – The weekend's terror attacks in Paris are impacting South African viewers with programming changes regarding episodes of several shows across a number of TV channels and services.
M-Net is also pulling the cancelled Wicked City off its programming line-up.
After disastrously low ratings and scathing reviews from TV critics, M-Net is dumping the new crime drama anthology series that was supposed to start on M-Net (DStv 101) on 30 December.
Meanwhile the horrific terror attacks in Paris saw British and American broadcasters pull this week's episodes of multiple shows set in Paris or dealing with violence or revolving around terrorism themes. The changes are directly impacting what South African viewers will see – or not get to see – this week.
The Britcaster ITV pulled Sunday's latest 4th episode of the visceral shock-drama Jekyll and Hyde with the latest episode - which is added to Naspers' ShowMax subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service - within 24 hours after it is shown in the United Kingdom.
With no new Jekyll and Hyde episode shown, there's no new episode for ShowMax of the horror series, with no announcement from ITV as to when the graphic episode revolving around a kidnapping with a gun will be shown.
CBS cancelled the latest episode of the 7th season of the forensic crime drama NCIS: Los Angeles entitled Defectors with no word from CBS on when the episode will be shown.
In South Africa M-Net is 3 weeks behind America with the forensic crime drama shown here on Friday nights at 20:30 and it's a sure bet that South African viewers also won't be seeing the episode in three week's time which revolves around the terror group ISIS recruiting young women as terrorists.
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