President Barack Obama is set to address the nation Sunday night regarding the shootings that took place in San Bernardino last Wednesday and killed 14 people — likely affecting regularly scheduled network programming in the process.
POTUS “will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism — including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it,” according to a statement at WhiteHouse.gov. “[The president will also] reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values — our unwavering commitment to justice, equality, and freedom — to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology.”
Potentially affected programs airing at 8/7c include:
Fox‘s Sunday lineup (starting with The Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will be pushed back 15 minutes, the expected length of Obama’s speech.
ABC‘s Sunday lineup (starting with Once Upon a Time‘s fall finale) will be pushed back 15 minutes, the expected length of Obama’s speech.
CBS will cut away from a two-hour 60 Minutes installment, which starts at 7 pm. NBC (Sunday Night Football kicks off at 8:30) has yet to announce any scheduling changes.
TVLine will update this URL with each network’s coverage plan/possible preemptions or delays, as they are determined.