This Is Us: Kevin Spacey Reference Removed From Tonight's Episode

In light of the recent sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, This Is Us has chosen to edit tonight’s episode to remove a line referring to the embattled actor, TVLine has learned.

The hour, titled “The 20s,” features a flashback to the year 2008. Struggling actor Kevin is having a hard time trying to find work, which makes the news that his roommate has nailed down a gig all the more bitter.

In a version of the episode made available to press ahead of airtime, the roommate specifically mentions that he’s booked a job on a movie starring Spacey. That line, written and shot weeks ago, will be altered when the episode airs at 9/8c.

“In light of recent events, the producers have decided to remove the brief reference to Kevin Spacey,” read a statement from 20th Century Fox Television.

On Sunday, Rapp made headlines when he accused the House of Cards leading man of making a sexual advance at him when he was 14. On Monday, Netflix cancelled the series — a decision apparently made ahead of the news breaking — and released a statement saying it was “deeply troubled” by Rapp’s allegations. The streamer has since suspended production on the series to give executives “time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” Netflix and series producer MRC said in a statement Tuesday.

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