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5 Shows After Dark: Blurring the Line a Bit, Aren't We?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 6, 2013 | Comments ()

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"Arrow" on The CW at 8:00pm ET.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on NBC at 9:00pm ET. Tonight's episode features special guest star Mike Tyson, a man who was actually legally convicted of a sex crime against a special victim. I get that this show is basically a grown up version of the boogey man stories, but at the very least this seems insensitive to me.

"Supernatural" on The CW at 9:00pm ET.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" on CBS at 10:00pm ET. So, there's like two members of the original cast left on this show, Greg and Nick. Or at least those two were left the last time I tuned in. Is there any other show that's replaced basically the entire cast and still been successful? I feel like "E.R" is the only one that I can think of and I don't think that was the entire cast. Just all the good ones.

"The Americans" on FX at 10:00pm ET. I'm sticking with this one for the time being. The pilot was intriguing and did a good job of introducing all the elements at play without beating you over the head with them. Also, there's just not much else on Wednesday nights right now.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Kballs

    I'm trying to think other insensitive stunt-castings they'll come up with next . . . Chris Brown? Casey Anthony? Phil Spector? Or will it be . . . come on, you knew this was coming . . .



    *does Gangham Style dance out the door, down the street, and around the corner*

  • MikeRoorda

    I'm betting Law and Order: The Original qualifies as a "cast doesn't matter" show along with ER and CSI.

  • John G.

    people seem to have forgotten that this guy is a convicted rapist. He's popping up all over the place these days.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    On one level I'm like "He served the time the court gave him. We can't hold people's crimes against them forever because some people do reform." People do have a right to a living when they get out of prison. But guest starring on a show specifically about sex crimes seems tone deaf at best.

  • John G.

    with certain crimes, I don't follow the courts.

  • Katylalala

    Mike Tyson being on SVU really grosses me out. I would only be ok with that appearance if I got to see some Stabler Rage meted out on him.

  • e jerry powell

    Stabler anything meted out on him.

    Or maybe I'm just a filthy-minded freak.

    Chris Keller has ruined me for polite conversation.

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