Hollywood shifts premieres, TV shows in wake of Paris attacks

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In the wake of the devastating attacks in Paris on Friday that left scores dead and hundreds more injured, several major networks and studios are scaling back their programming or canceling it altogether.

CBS said on Sunday that it will replace Monday's episode of its new series "Supergirl," which featured a series of bombings, and a "NCIS: Los Angeles" episode which focused on the recruitment of young women by an extremist organization.

Similarly, TNT's "Legends," starring Sean Bean, postponed Monday's episode in which the main character searches for his daughter in Paris, where he suspects a peaceful protest could turn violent.

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"As a result of the recent tragic events in Paris, tonight's originally scheduled episode of 'Legends' has been postponed," TNT said, in a statement. "Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims and their families."

The cast of NBC's "Undateable" took to Twitter on Friday after the show's live episode was cancelled by the network.

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Lionsgate suspended all press interviews for the Monday premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" in Los Angeles.

"Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday's 'Mockingjay 2' premiere," the studio said in a statement. "We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion."

The French premieres of Tom Hanks' "Bridge of Spies" and Natalie Portman's "Jane Got a Gun" were also canceled following the attacks in Paris.

Studios and networks often delay, swap or cancel films and television episodes following tragic events.

In 2013, the film "Gangster Squad" postponed its theatrical release following a theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The film was forced to reshoot several scenes in the film which showed mobsters shooting into an audience at a movie theater.

Similarly, USA Network pushed back the finale of "Mr. Robot" following the killing of a local news reporter and cameraman on live TV in August.

—Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of Universal Studios and CNBC.