Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombing Preempts 'Revolution'
Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombing Preempts 'Revolution'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Tragedy struck the United States on Monday when two explosions occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, injuring at least 100 people with two confirmed dead. The two explosions occurred within seconds of each other and initial reports noted multiple amputations due to the bombs.

The tragedy has unfolded all day on all major networks and the cable news channels. President Barack Obama spoke at 6:10pm ET, assuring the public that Boston will have every resource they need from the federal government and that the thoughts and prayers of everyone are with them.

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The bombings at the Boston Marathon will result in several altered TV schedules as networks decide minute-by-minute how to cover the events. Nightly news shows on ABC and CBS are being expanded to an hour.

NBC will postpone a new episode of Revolution, scheduled to air Monday at 10pm, for special coverage of the Boston Marathon tragedy anchored by Brian Williams. There's no information on when it will be rescheduled to air.

There is no word yet on whether other networks will follow suit, but as of now, CBS will continue as scheduled with new programming tonight and big competition shows The Voice and Dancing with the Stars are expected to proceed as planned, though since DWTS is live, it will almost certainly address the tragedy.

Check back for additional updates on Monday's TV schedule.


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