Hurricane Sandy pulls ‘Private Practice’ along with ‘Go On,’ ‘The New Normal’

Some more programming news for Tuesday night’s lineup is now coming in, and at the moment it is not good for those of you who love “Private Practice” (even if there is a good reason for it).

ABC has announced that in order to provide more coverage for Hurricane Sandy striking the east coast, they have pulled the new episode of the low-rated medical drama, and it will air instead in two weeks after the Presidential election. This has been a particularly jerky time for Tuesday nights thanks to debates and now the storm, and it is starting to look like it will be early 2013 for sure before Shonda Rhimes’ series comes to an official end. At the moment, both “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” are still airing, but this could change later. (Keep checking back to this article for more updates.)

At this given moment, we do expect most of the rest of ABC’s lineup to stay constant, since basically this move is identical to what NBC is doing; rather than airing “Go On” and “The New Normal” at a strange time as originally planned, they are instead going to be shifting the shows back until after the election. (The sad irony here is that we could have a Halloween special for the Ryan Murphy comedy airing in mid-November.) The only 10:00 p.m. Eastern show scheduled to actually air on network TV is “Vegas” on CBS, though this could change as the day progresses if they want to shift their own coverage over to weather.

As we reported previously, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will return tonight after the first show from Brooklyn was canceled due to the storm.

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