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'Law & Order: SVU' Postpones Donald Trump-Inspired Episode Again

by Philiana Ng 4:40 PM PST, November 09, 2016
Playing 'Law & Order: SVU' Postpones Donald Trump-Inspired Episode Again

A Law & Order: SVU episode featuring a Donald Trump-inspired character has been postponed again.

The episode, titled “Unstoppable,” stars Gary Cole as a Trump-esque character, whose political campaign “goes haywire when several women go public with damaging accusations.”

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It has been taken off NBC’s schedule several times over the course of the past several months. At one point, the episode was slated to air on Oct. 26, before NBC took it off the schedule for an airdate following the election.

Now, a future airdate for the Trump-inspired episode, which was formally scheduled for Nov. 16 -- along with the episode, “Great Expectations,” originally slated to air Wednesday -- will be determined at a future date.

Nov. 16 will instead feature back-to-back episodes of Chicago P.D., as the show builds toward a crossover arc with Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.

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The scheduling shifts are a result of NBC opting to air reruns in place of its previously scheduled lineup opposite Game 7 of the World Series last week.

NBC was in the midst of several Trump-related controversies in recent months, first when a 2005 audio recording surfaced of the then-GOP nominee making lewd statements about women, including ET host Nancy O’Dell, to then-Access Hollywood anchor Billy Bush.

Trump, who apologized for the comments, repeatedly defended the recording as "locker room talk," while NBC and Bush parted ways as a result of the scandal.

Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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