"7th Heaven" Pulled From Multiple Networks Amid Stephen Collins Scandal
After news broke that the actor behind Reverend Camden is being investigated for child molestation, the show is being removed from television schedules. (UPDATED)
In light of the investigation into former 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins alleged child molestation, the networks that air the show are pulling it from their schedules. Collins played the Camden family patriarch and a reverend on the show for its entire 11-season run.
A rep for TVGuide Network told BuzzFeed News that the two episodes of 7th Heaven it had on its lineup have been removed, and UpTV released a statement saying 7th Heaven would be taken off of its lineup, effective Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. ET. "As a top family-friendly network, we are deeply concerned for the families that are potentially affected by these disturbing allegations surrounding actor Stephen Collins," the network's President and CEO Charley Humbard said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor the situation and listen carefully to our viewers."
Collins was fired from Ted 2, which is currently in production. The actor was also scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's Scandal, but, when reached by BuzzFeed News, a rep for the network had no comment as to whether or not the allegations will affect his involvement. A rep for Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes has not yet returned BuzzFeed News' request for comment.