Texas school shooting: Channel 10 cancels FBI season finale

Channel 10 is canceling the FBI season finale in response to a Texas school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers

The season four finale of the American crime series FBI was pulled from television programs in the US and Australia after the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting.

Nineteen children and two teachers died after gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire on Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The shooter, who had previously tried to kill his 66-year-old grandmother, was shot dead by police at the scene.

Broadcasters decided the best course of action was to cancel the show because the plot involves the investigation of a similar crime, TV Tonight reports.

Withdrawn: The season four finale of the American crime series FBI has been pulled from television programs in the US and Australia after the primary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.  (Pictured: FBI star Missy Peregrym)

Withdrawn: The season four finale of the American crime series FBI has been pulled from television programs in the US and Australia after the primary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. (Pictured: FBI star Missy Peregrym)

Produced by CBS and aired on Channel 10 in Australia, FBI stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki as members of an elite unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Channel 10 will air a rerun instead of the finale on Sunday night.

CBS will repeat an FBI episode that originally aired in February, but will air the season finales of spin-off shows FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International as scheduled.

Coincidence: Broadcasters decided the best course of action was to cancel the show because the plot involves the investigation of a similar crime, TV Tonight reports.  (Pictured: Jeremy Sisto, left, and Caleb Reese Paul, right, in a scene from the canceled season finale)

Coincidence: Broadcasters decided the best course of action was to cancel the show because the plot involves the investigation of a similar crime, TV Tonight reports. (Pictured: Jeremy Sisto, left, and Caleb Reese Paul, right, in a scene from the canceled season finale)

A synopsis of the canceled episode, titled “Prodigal Son,” reveals that the program would have followed investigators as they tried to stop a possible school shooting.

It said: “While the team investigates a fatal robbery in which the killer was provided with a stash of automatic weapons, they discover that one of the perpetrators is a classmate of [FBI agent] Jubal’s son refusing to cooperate in the case.’

Agent Jubal is played by actor Jeremy Sisto.

No final: Channel 10 will air a rerun instead of the final on Sunday evening.  Likewise, CBS will repeat an FBI episode that originally aired in February

No final: Channel 10 will air a rerun instead of the final on Sunday evening. Likewise, CBS will repeat an FBI episode that originally aired in February

The episode was written by showrunner Rick Eid and directed by Alex Chapple.

Missy Peregrym, 39, who plays FBI agent Maggie Bell on the series, shared a message of support on social media after the Texas shooting and praised the network for pulling the episode.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the gunman, identified as Salvador Ramos, 18, of Uvalde, began his killing spree when he entered Robb Elementary School, who was armed with a handgun and rifle.

A border patrol agent who was in the area killed Ramos, a police officer told the AP on condition of anonymity, noting the agent was injured but was able to walk away from the school.

Horror: Nineteen children and two teachers died after gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire on Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.  The shooter, who had previously tried to kill his 66-year-old grandmother, was shot dead by police at the scene.  (Pictured: an FBI agent outside Robb Elementary School on Wednesday)

Horror: Nineteen children and two teachers died after gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire on Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The shooter, who had previously tried to kill his 66-year-old grandmother, was shot dead by police at the scene. (Pictured: an FBI agent outside Robb Elementary School on Wednesday)

No longer appropriate: A synopsis of the canceled episode titled

No longer appropriate: A synopsis of the canceled episode titled “Prodigal Son” reveals the program would have followed investigators as they tried to stop a possible school shooting

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