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IFC’s ‘Documentary Now!’ Delays Episode Due to Virginia Shooting

IFC’s “Documentary Now!” is the latest TV show to reschedule an episode in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, reporters at the Virginia-based WDBJ news outlet.

The episode, which was entitled “Dronez” and was scheduled to air Thursday night, was a parody of the Vice documentary programs and showed journalists being killed. Another episode in Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers’ seven-episode send-up of various documentary styles will air in its place.

“In light of yesterday’s tragic events, IFC decided to air ‘Kunuk’ as tonight’s episode of ‘Documentary Now!’ in place of ‘Dronez,'” the network said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the victims.”

“Dronez” will now air at 10 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Vice had supported the episode and had aired it on its website. As of press time, the episode was still there. However, a Vice spokesman said the “Dronez” episode would be removed Thursday afternoon, per the company’s agreement with IFC to take it offline in conjunction with its scheduled TV airing. Even though IFC now is postponing the broadcast, Vice will remove the episode as previously planned, according to the rep.

After Wednesday’s shooting, USA delayed airing the season finale of “Mr. Robot” as it also had a storyline that paralleled the unfortunate news event.

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