'Nurses' Episode Pulled From NBC's Digital Platforms Over Criticism of Orthodox Jewish Storyline
Episode of Canadian drama included depiction of Orthodox Jewish patient refusing potential bone graft from an “Arab” or female donor
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An episode of Canadian drama “Nurses” that aired on NBC earlier this month has been pulled from the broadcaster’s digital platforms following backlash over the installment’s storyline about an Orthodox Jewish patient refusing a bone graft from a potentially “Arab” or female donor, a spokesperson for the network tells TheWrap.
The hour, which aired on NBC Feb. 9, has been pulled from streaming on Hulu, Peacock, NBC.com and the NBC app. The episode also will not be available for any potential reruns of the first season of “Nurses” on NBC, which aired its finale on the network Tuesday.
“Nurses” is a Canadian drama that NBC acquired to air in the U.S. at midseason. The show, which is filmed and set in Toronto, follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown hospital, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves.
The series stars Tiera Skovbye (“Riverdale”), Natasha Calis (“The Posession”), Jordan Johnson-Hinds (“Blindspot”), Sandy Sidhu (“Home Before Dark”) and Donald MacLean Jr. (“Workin’ Moms”).
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