SVU's Donald Trump-Inspired Episode Pushed to 2017 as President-Elect's Inauguration Approaches
Law & Order: SVU has pushed back the air date on its Donald Trump-inspired episode.
A week before Trump, 70, was elected the 45th President of the United States of America on Tuesday night, NBC changed the scheduling for the upcoming installment “Unstoppable.”
Although it was previously set to air on Nov. 16 — one week after the 2016 presidential election — PEOPLE has learned that the network is holding both tonight’s “Great Expectations” and “Unstoppable” for unspecified air dates in the future.
Last week, three NBC original episodes — Blindspot, SVU and Chicago P.D. — were pushed to subsequent weeks because of the competing World Series game 7 that aired on Fox. Looking to next Wednesday, two Chicago P.D. episodes will run as a two-hour CPD event on Nov. 16.
Although a time has not yet been announced for when the Trump-inspired episode will air on NBC, one date is set in stone: Inauguration Day. On Jan. 20, President-elect Trump will be sworn into office alongside Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the U.S. Capitol.
Upon being elected on Tuesday night, Trump delivered his victory speech from the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. “It is time for us to come together as one united people,” said Trump, 70.
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me,” he continued. “For those who have chosen not to support me in the past — of which there were a few people — I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so we can unify our great country.”