7th Heaven Pulled From TV After Stephen Collins’ Child Molestation Confession
Following the leak of Stephen Collins’ taped confession to child molestation, TV Guide Network and Up TV announced on Tuesday that they’ve removed “7th Heaven” from their regular TV line-ups, effective immediately.
Collins played Rev. Eric Camden on the family drama, which went off the WB in 2007 but aired frequently in reruns on cable.
Charley Humbard, President and CEO of UP TV, said in a statement, “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.”
“’7th Heaven’ has been a beloved family show and a fan-favorite on our network. We have made the decision to remove the series from our schedule effective at 5 p.m. ET today,” continued Humbard.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and listen carefully to our viewers,” he added, noting, “Replacing ‘7th Heaven’ tonight will be ‘Supernanny,’ a series dedicated to bringing families together.” After the shocking tape in which Collins confessed to molesting young girls emerged, the actor was fired from Ted 2 and resigned from his spot on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild. Gossip Cop will continue to update. What do you think about TV Guide Network and Up TV axing “7th Heaven”?