Undateable Paris Attacks

Undateable Star to Those Accusing Show of Paris PR Stunt: 'Shame on You'

Undateable star Bianca Kajlich is speaking out against those who are suggesting the NBC comedy took advantage of the Paris attacks to garner attention for the program.

Following the tragic events in Paris on Friday, the show opted to air a repeat instead of a live episode. Some people, however, are saying that “was a strategic move to garner publicity [and] ratings,” Kajlich writes on Instagram.

“How dare you,” the actress responds. “This was a decision made by the network, producers and cast because we felt sick to our stomachs making it about us when such heartbreaking events are taking place.”

Kajlich went on to conclude, “In a time of much needed unity and support, you made it about pettiness and cynicism. Shame on you.”

Read Kajlich’s full statement below:

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Wordsmith says:

    If they had actually tried “taking advantage” of the situation, wouldn’t they have gone ahead with the show and maybe made some reference to the Paris events, to showcase the fact that it was live?
    If they had done that, I could absolutely see people being justified in getting mad, but I’m not sure how you can fault them for choosing to take the night off.

    • Sam says:

      Totally. I’m having a hard time seeing any sort of logic in this supposed complaint. If I were a cynical person, I’d say that this controversy was made up so that the show could be in some headlines.

      • Smith says:

        same here. i don’t believe that their decision to go live was a PR stunt. but regarding this supposed “controversy”…

    • Angela says:

      That’s what I was thinking. What a confusing complaint. I think that was a good move on their part.

    • herman1959 says:

      Exactly, this is an extreme example of trolling. I’m sure most of the people posting this mess would not dare to say the same in person.

  2. NP says:

    So some people are bothered that the networks continued regular programming except for these people who think Undateable should have gone ahead with a live show while international tragedy was going on?

  3. Dude says:

    How in the hell can people think not airing an episode out of respect was a PR move? People will really look for some reason in any situation to be offended.

  4. Et al. says:

    What a ridiculous accusation. I’m sure NBC has already figured out that nothing they try will bring attention to that show.

  5. hayes says:

    They would have been criticized worse had they gone live.
    But seriously though, how is not airing an episode a strategic move to garner publicity? Some people are just idiots.

  6. Chris says:

    Okay, and if they would have aired it, they would have got slammed for being disrespectful. Im not even a fan of the show and I find this ridiculous. This is like when the Boston Bombing happened and someone took two separate clips of family guy and spliced them together to make it look like they were making fun of it, and a lot of people fell for it. As long as there’s a computer to hide behind, there will always be a trolls.

  7. peterwdawson says:

    The hell? How is cancelling an episode taking advantage?

  8. Tim says:

    What ? Makes No Sense whatsoever.It’s called Respect.

  9. Sheila says:

    I guess “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” is the new normal.

  10. liame says:

    What is going on?