SyFy Pulls Haven School Violence Episode In Wake of CT Tragedy
created 12/14/2012 - 7:03pm, updated 12/15/2012 - 1:42pm
In the wake of today's tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left over two dozen dead, including children, the gun man and his mother, SyFy has decided to pull tonight's episode of Haven, which had scenes depicting school violence.
The Haven episode, "Reunion," was due to air tonight at 10pm on SYFY that featured two characters going back to their high school to help with someone who is causing chaos -a skin walker - at a student reunion.
"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, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it. At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air," a SyFy spokesperson told THR.
An episode of Eureka is taking its place with the episode being the animated holiday episode, "Do you see what I see."
Based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King, "Haven" is a Syfy series that follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her at the epicenter of activity in the curious enclave -- which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.
Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), who eventually becomes Audrey's partner, and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).
The impressive creative team behind Haven includes show-runner Scott Shepherd ("Tru Calling," "The Dead Zone") who is joined by his partners, executive producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (both for "The Dead Zone," "Wildfire," "Greek"), as well as E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss ("Hung," "Copper") Noreen Halpern ("Hung," "Copper"), Laszlo Barna ("The Bridge") and Michael Rosenberg ("Hung," "The Riches").
The series pilot was written by Sam Ernst ("Shrek the Third," "The Dead Zone") and Jim Dunn ("Shrek the Third," "The Dead Zone"), who will also serve as executive producers on the series. "Haven," from E1 Entertainment in association with Pillar, Segan and Shepherd.