Is ‘NCIS’ season 12, ‘The Flash,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ or ‘Chicago Fire’ new tonight due to elections?

More news -Election Day is always a tricky one for fans of TV, since you can never quite be entirely sure of just what you are going to see in terms of new programming.

For now, what we can tell you first and foremost is this: There are no 10:00 p.m. programs on any of the major broadcast networks. “Chicago Fire,” “Person of Interest,” and “Forever” are all being pulled for Midterm Election coverage, results, and the likes. Can you really be that surprised by this? Look at it this way: If they were on, you would run the risk of having constant distractions popping up all over the screen. It’s better today to celebrate democracy, and have the new programming shifted over to another time.

For the first two hours of primetime, things are a little bit more mixed. CBS is taking precautions and airing “NCIS: New Orleans” and “NCIS” repeats, and NBC is opting for a recap special of “The Voice” with new footage. ABC has a Marvel history special on instead of a new hour of “Agents of SHIELD.” Even The CW is opting for repeats of “The Flash” and “Supernatural,” even though they don’t really do much in the way of election coverage at all. This is just another way to¬†ensure you are saving your footage for later on down the road.

So what is new on network TV? A lot of comedies, for one, as “Selfie,” “New Girl,” and “The Mindy Project” will all be around. Fox is also premiering the new season of “MasterChef Junior,” which we are going to be covering tonight. We have a schedule for the Big 5 in our sidebar, and we try to keep that updated.

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