The episode, "Unstoppable," stars Veep's Gary Cole as a wealthy politician whose political campaign collapses after multiple women accuse him of sexual assault. The hour was originally supposed to air in October, but was pushed to Nov. 16 when Trump's Access Hollywood tape leaked featuring him bragging about sexual assault. Now, Trump is the president-elect and the episode is being pushed once again to an unknown date in 2017, TVGuide.com has learned.
The decision to move the episode again is actually because of sports rather than the election. The World Series threw SVU off schedule last week, forcing them to air their new episode this week whilea special 2-hour Chicago P.D. takes over their time slot next week.
"Unstoppable" was completed months ago, far before Trump's Access Hollywood scandal and the presidential election. SVU originally wanted to avoid painting Trump in a negative light after several sexual assault accusations were made against him. Now, the episode may air after he is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.