December 14, 2012 2:34pm PT by Philiana Ng
Syfy Pulls 'Haven' Episode in Wake of Connecticut School Shooting
UPDATE: On Dec. 18, Syfy issued an update, saying that the third-season finale will not air as scheduled this Friday. The Haven episode, "Reunion," that was pulled last week due to the episode's content will air Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. followed by the season finale at 9 p.m. "to maintain the integrity of the series' serialized nature."
The original story published Dec. 14 below:
In the aftermath of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Syfy is pulling a Haven episode scheduled to air Friday that centers on violence at a high school.
According to a description of "Reunion," "Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) go back to their high school to help Audrey (Emily Rose) apprehend a troubled killer who is wreaking havoc at a student reunion."
Syfy issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the decision: "Tonight's scheduled 10 p.m. episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school. In light of today's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., we have decided not to air it. At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air."
Instead, the cable network will air a repeat of Eureka -- the animated holiday episode "Do You See What I See" -- in Haven's usual 10 p.m. slot Friday. Haven's third-season finale is scheduled to air next week.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation Friday following the Newtown shooting, which took the lives of dozens of victims. "We're going to have to get together and take meaningful action," the president said. “As a country we have been through this too many times."
Haven is based on Stephen King's The Colorado Kid.