If you missed CSI: Miami's tidal-wave episode in November, you won't catch it again soon.
In the aftermath of the real-life tragedy in Southeast Asia, the network has no plans to rerun the 90-minute "Crime Wave," in which Horatio Caine (David Caruso) and Co. investigate two murders as a tsunami engulfs the city's beaches. "We would never be so insensitive," says a network source. CSI: Miami's makers agree: "If it would remind one person of all the lives that were lost, it's not worth it," a show insider says. "Our job is to entertain, and when it intersects with tragedy, it's just terrible. We certainly don't aim for that."
CBS wasn't the only network to respond to the disaster with caution. Disney Channel pulled four shows off its schedule, including episodes of Even Stevens and The Proud Family that featured scenes of tidal waves, an earthquake-themed installment of Lilo & Stitch: The Series and the unfortunately titled TV-movie about a young surfer, Johnny Tsunami.Meanwhile, Cartoon Network has opted not to drop "Toonami," the brand name of its Saturday lineup of animated action series, which the channel has been using for years. ("Toonami" is obviously a combo of the words "cartoon" and "tsunami.") It did, however, respond to the crisis by nixing an episode of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi in which the Japanese cartoon's female rock band surfs a tsunami. It initially had been scheduled for broadcast the week of the disaster.