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USA Network Delays Airing 'Mr. Robot' Finale Over 'Graphic Scene Similar in Nature' to WDBJ Killings

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"Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time."

USA Network announced on Wednesday that it would postpone the season finale of "Mr. Robot," a psychological thriller about a vigilant hacker, due to a "graphic scene similar in nature" to the tragic shooting deaths of a TV reporter and cameraman.

"The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia," read a statement published on the "Mr. Robot" Facebook page and shared by USA Network. "Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode."

See a trailer for the "Mr. Robot" finale below:

The statement, which was issued just hours after suspected gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II allegedly fatally shot WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, and wounded another woman during a live TV news report on Wednesday morning, did not specify a future date for the episode.

In subsequent Facebook messages to its fans, the network announced that the finale would be moved from August 26 to September 2, with the episode running in its normal 10 p.m. time slot.

The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in...

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"Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time," "Mr. Robot" and USA Network concluded in the statement.

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