It is not unusual for NBC's "Law and Order: SVU" to air a story ripped from the headlines. Usually, the episodes come long after the story has come and gone. The popular crime drama had scheduled a story for October 26 based on the allegations women have against Donald Trump. NBC has since pulled the plug on the episode being aired a few days before the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8, 2016. The episode has not been canceled. However, it has been postponed until after the election. 

'Law and Order: SVU'

The "SUV" in the title means "Special Victims Unit" where every case is about a sexual assault. Often the cases are patterned after real crimes that the public knows about because they have been played out in the media.

The episode that was scheduled for October 26 is titled, "Unstoppable." Actor Gary Cole is the character resembling Donald Trump. Like Trump, he is a wealthy man campaigning to become President of the United States. He is caught up in a scandal when several women accuse him of sexually assaulting them. When the episode does air, viewers will see Cole struggling for the highest office in the nation while trying to defend himself against what the women are saying.

The 'Unstoppable' episode

Officials at NBC were concerned about the timing of the story. At first, the episode was scheduled to air on September 21 as soon as the fall season began. Then, the date was changed to October 12. At one time, there was talk about it being aired on November 9, the day after the election. NBC settled on October 26 and had advertised that date.

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The "Unstoppable" episode would have been detrimental to the Trump's campaign. Even though it is fictional, it would have been on viewers and voters minds while going to the polls on November 8. It might have had a huge impact on "undecided voters." 

It is reported that the "Unstoppable" episode will be aired after the election, but NBC has not given a definite date. Many people are convinced that the "Law and Order: SVU" Trump-inspired story would have influenced voters if it had been shown before the election. Do you think NBC made the best decision to postpone "Unstoppable" until later?