Seth MacFarlane fans won’t be able to get their fix with new episodes of his animated comedies this weekend.
In the wake of Friday’s Connecticut elementary school shooting incident, Fox quietly dropped the first-run eps in favor of reruns to avoid any potentially offensive content. Twenty- eight people reportedly died, which includes 20 children.
“Family Guy’s” “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” and “American Dad’s” “Minstrel Krampus” will be replaced by respective reruns “Grumpy Old Man” at 9 p.m. ET and “Wheels & The Legman and The Case of Grandpa’s Key” at 9:30 p.m.
The 7 p.m. “The Cleveland Show” repeat “Die Semi- Hard” Will also be replaced by repeat “Menace II Secret Society.”
A new “Cleveland Show” episode will air at 7:30 p.m., followed by a new “Simpsons” at 8 p.m. and a first- run “Bob’s Burgers” episode at 8:30 p.m., all as scheduled.
Syfy pulled a new episode of “Haven” Friday that included fictitious high school violence.
Back in April 2011, Fox pulled “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show” episodes that had a hurricane- themed crossover after the southern United States were ravaged by tornadoes. The episodes aired later on that year.