Syfy Pulls ‘Haven’ Episode Following Tragedy

by | December 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM | TV News

"Haven." (Syfy)


The horrific tragedy at a Newton, Conn. elementary school is prompting Syfy to make a quick swap of its series “Haven.”

The episode originally set to run tonight featured a series of murders at a high school, but that will now be replaced by a holiday “Eureka” special at 10 p.m.

“Tonight’s scheduled 10PM episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school,” the network said in a statement. “In light of today’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it. At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air.”

TVLine quoted Laura Vandervoort, who was set to guest star in the two-episode arc tonight, as praising the move.

“There’s a fine line between our art of evoking emotions in others, portraying tainted, troubled and broken characters, and reality,” she said. “I feel immense pain and sympathy for the families and children [in Newtown] and couldn’t bear the thought of the images in tonight’s episode upsetting people.”