NBC's venerable series about law and order is ripping from the headlines before the ink is even dry.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is prepping an episode that bears striking similarities to Donald Trump's recent, err, problems. In the episode, a politician (Veep's Gary Cole) sees his campaign dissolve into shambles after several women come forth with allegations against him, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.
The Trump-inspired SVU episode was reportedly completed months ago and was originally scheduled to air on Oct. 26. However, it has since been postponed, NBC said in a statement to the New York Daily News.
Trump — in case you haven't heard (and if so, what cave have you been living in?) — saw his bid for president take a major blow when audio of a 2005 conversation with similarly embattled NBC correspondent Billy Bush emerged, and captured the Republican nominee blurting out sexist and arrogant remarks. Trump claimed that as a celebrity, he could have his pick of women and alluded to having a right to sexual assault. Since then, multiple women have come forward accusing the GOP candidate of sexually assaulting them.
Law & Order: SVU is no stranger to borrowing from the real world for inspiration. Most recently, the current season has drawn from the Steven Avery murder case made famous by Making a Murderer, and the premiere featured elements similar to the San Bernadino terrorist attack.
Now, can someone measure Gary Cole's hands?
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.