IFC said today it is postponing by a week tonight’s scheduled episode of its just-renewed comedy series Documentary Now in the wake of Monday’s on-air shooting of a reporter, her cameraman and a local official in Virginia. The episode, “Dronez,” follows a pair of reporters trying to track down El Chingon, the infamous and elusive leader of a Mexican drug cartel. The network said in a statement: “In light of yesterday’s tragic events, IFC decided to air ‘Kunuk’ as tonight’s episode of Documentary Now! in place of ‘Dronez.’ Our thoughts are with the victims.”
The move comes on the heels of USA pulling the season-finale episode of its hacker drama Mr. Robot, due to that episode containing a scene the network says is could evoke similarities to the tragedy yesterday.