Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian 'This Is Us' Viewers Hear Kevin Spacey Reference Scrubbed in U.S

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian 'This Is Us' Viewers Hear Kevin Spacey Reference Scrubbed in U.S

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Kevin Spacey's name sneaks into 'This Is Us' in Canada

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TORONTO - A passing mention of Kevin Spacey was scrubbed from Tuesday night's U.S. broadcast of "This Is Us" but the edited version of the episode was not delivered to CTV before it aired in Canada.

The episode included a flashback scene in which a struggling actor learns his roommate has won a role in a major movie.

In the scene filmed before Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, the thrilled roommate bursts into an apartment to share the news.

"I booked the Kevin Spacey movie," he says.

Christian Bale replaced Spacey's name in the version that aired on NBC in the United States.

"This Is Us" producer 20th Century Fox Television said it decided to remove Spacey's name based on "recent events."

A spokeswoman for CTV said the network was only informed on Wednesday of the "last-minute change" and went to air with the "only version that was delivered. …

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