Published: Sun, November 13, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Donald Trump-Inspired 'SVU' Episode Pushed Back Yet Again

Donald Trump-Inspired 'SVU' Episode Pushed Back Yet Again

The latest change in scheduling, the network maintains, is due to the recent competition surrounding the broadcast of Game 7 of the World Series. According to Deadline, given that there are no remaining SVU episodes scheduled until 2017, the episode likely won't air until next year, if it airs at all.

The plot of "Unstoppable" centers around a Trump-esque man making a run for the White House whose plan is potentially thwarted by a woman accusing him of rape - stomach-churning fiction given the actual events that inspired it and our current state of affairs.

"Veep" star Gary Cole (r.) plays a politician whose election campaign is shaken after his troublesome past treatment of women comes to light.

Now, a future airdate for the Trump-inspired episode, which was formally scheduled for November 16 - along with the episode, "Great Expectations", originally slated to air Wednesday - will be determined at a future date. The episode is a thinly veiled take on Trump's election campaign. (The source noted that both episodes needed to air before new episodes of that series begin in January.) Now, both tonight's scheduled S.V.U.

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The schedule shuffling first started after the 2005 Access Hollywood video of Trump and Billy Bush surfaced.

November 16 will instead feature back-to-back episodes of Chicago P.D. No additional new episodes of SVU are scheduled through January 4.

The episode is just one of the many episodes of "Law and Order: SVU" which features stories that are ripped straight from the headlines.

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