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Coronavirus: ‘The Bachelorette,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and More Suspending Production – What Does This Mean For Fans?

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In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, which has been declared a pandemic as President Donald Trump announced that a national emergency and urged for self-quarantine aka “social distancing,” many TV live TV shows have opted to go on without an audience while dramas have shuttered production completely. 

All of Apple TV’s shows (including The Morning Show) will put filming on hold indefinitely, per Deadline.

ABC announced Jimmy Kimmel and General Hospital suspend production beginning Monday, March 16. They hope to be back on the air by March 30. 

Netflix has grounded all of its shows in US and Canada for the next two weeks starting Monday, March 16. This includes Stranger Things, Sex/Life, Grace and Frankie, and Lucifer. 

Deadline reports productions on shows outside of North America (re: The Witcher) are being assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Warner Bros. has shut down production on all current show’s and pilots (more than 70) including God Friended Me, Batwoman, and The Flash

Riverdale suspended production after someone from the crew came in contact with someone that tested positive for coronavirus. 

The Bachelorette is being postponed for at-least three weeks and will determine whether it’s safe to resume production. 

Clare Crawley, who is taking the lead on the upcoming season, wrote this about the suspension on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9sv7vegj97/

“Well hello! Talk about most dramatic season ever! In all seriousness, Everyone’s health is the most important priority at this time, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming The Bachelorette.”

Related: Mike Johnson Reveals If He’d Ever Become ‘The Bachelor’

Disney also suspended production on 16 pilots along with all ABC-studio produced projects including Grey’s Anatomy for at least three weeks.

Chicago PD Extra’s Casting on Facebook thanked the cast and crew for everything and revealed they have wrapped up filming a month early. 

It’s unclear if they managed to finish the season or if they’ll be forced to make some changes that stemmed from everything being out of their control. 


NBCUniversal, the studio behind the Chicago franchise shows, suspended production or accelerated the season wrap schedules on 35 shows.

All of the upfront presentations set in New York City have also been canceled. 

Now, you might be thinking: “how does this affect pilot season,” and that’s a valid question. 

As every industry suffers the brunt of coronavirus-panic, the entertainment industry (including television) is being hit hard.

For established shows, they may end up delivering shorter seasons than expected, but many pilots are being derailed completely.

As the spring TV season wraps up (earlier than imagined for some shows), will networks utilize the oftentimes slower summer season? Will the fall season see a shakeup that network television has been hoping to break from for years?

Will on-the-bubble shows get lucky and score renewals as networks need fall content as pilots get sidelined?

And what happens when writers are out of work and unable to deliver new content?

Everything is up in the air right now, and for TV lovers, that means you have to prepare for your current programming to get a much-needed but not anticipated shakeup. It’s “go with the flow” when it comes to staple shows, so please be understanding!

 

Here’s a list of where your favorite TV shows currently stand per Deadline:

BROADCAST

All Rise (CBS)

American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

The Bachelorette (ABC)

Batwoman (The CW)

The Blacklist (NBC)

Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)

Bull (CBS)

Card Sharks (ABC)

Charmed (the CW)

Chicago Fire (NBC)

Chicago P.D. (NBC)

Chicago Med (NBC)

Claws (TNT)

Dynasty (The CW)

FBI (CBS)

FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)

The Flash (The CW)

General Hospital (ABC)

God Friended Me (CBS)

Good Girls (NBC)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Nancy Drew (the CW)

NCIS (CBS)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

New Amsterdam (NBC)

NexT (Fox)

The Price Is Right (CBS)

Riverdale (The CW)

Supergirl (The CW)

Supernatural (The CW)

Superstore (NBC)

Survivor (CBS)

The Bachelorette (ABC)

The Brides (ABC)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Young Sheldon (CBS)

CABLE

Atlanta (FX) – halted for at least two weeks

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Euphoria (HBO)

Fargo (FX) – halted for at least two weeks

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Genius: Aretha (National Geographic Channel)

Home & Family (Hallmark Channel)

Kennedy (Fox Business)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO; last show 3/15)

Lights Out with David Spade (Comedy Central)

Pennyworth (Epix)

Queen Sugar (OWN)

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO; last show 3/13)

The Righteous Gemstones (HBO)

Snowfall (FX) – halted for at least two weeks

Snowpiercer (TNT)

Trish Regan Primetime (Fox Business)

The Walking Dead (TNT, delayed)

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo)

Y (FX)

 

STREAMING

Angelyne (Peacock)

Carnival Row (Amazon Prime)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)

The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

For All Mankind (Apple TV+)

Foundation (Apple TV+)

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Lisey’s Story (Apple TV+)

Little America (Apple TV+)

Lucifer (Netflix)

Mankind (Apple TV+)

The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (Apple TV+)

Russian Doll (Netflix)

Rutherford Falls (Peacock)

See (Apple TV+)

Servant (Apple TV+)

Sex/Life (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Varsity Blues (Quibi)

The Wheel of Time (Amazon)


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Hawkeye has a premiere date!

Disney+ has announced the premiere date on Wednesday, November 24. Jeremy Renner stars as Clint Barton, and his character will be introduced to a new young female archer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) one of his biggest fans.

While the exact plot is unknown, it’s assumed that it will showcase the journey of Bishop’s training under Barton to become the new Hawkeye.

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Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton on Hawkeye. Photo Credit: Disney+

Bishop and Barton come from the Marvel Universe and were originally seen in the 2000s in Young Avengers comics.

Hawkeye is certainly not the first live-action MCU show for Disney+, the first was Wandavision, proceeded by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and its latest release Loki.

The series will have some big shoes to fill, as Loki managed to make it to number six on the Nielsen chart with 731 million minutes viewed, making it the best MCU release for Disney+.

MCU live-actions do very well on the streaming platform, as Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have both secured 28 Emmy nominations.


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It’s official, Netflix’s original show Sweet Tooth is renewed for an 8-episode Season 2. Following its June 8th release, it secured a spot on Netflix’s top streaming shows with over 60M viewers.

The adaptation of the popular DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire follows the story of Gus, a part boy, part deer hybrid who is on the run for safety. After a worldwide pandemic broke out around the world, hybrids are being hunted and blamed for the outbreak.

Sweet Tooth Secures Season 2

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He teams up with a motley group to find answers regarding the genesis of the disease as well as the origins of hybrids.

It stars new faces and new names, including Nonso Anozie, Aliza Vellani, Adeel Akhtar, and Stefania LaVie Owen. The hour-long episodes are more like mini-movies, with beautiful cinematography and it certainly speaks to the current state of the world.

While the release date is TBD, we can assume it won’t be coming out until next summer at the earliest.

 


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Here’s the upcoming schedule – set your DVRs accordingly! *Times in ET/PT/ New shows in bold*

Monday, Sept. 20

8-9 PM                               9-1-1 (Season 5 premiere)

9-10 PM                             The Big Leap 

Tuesday, Sept. 21

8-9 PM                               The Resident (Season 5 premiere)

9-10 PM                             Our Kind of People 

Wednesday, Sept. 22

8-9 PM                               The Masked Singer (Season 6 premiere)

9-10 PM                             Alter Ego 

Thursday, Sept. 23

8-9 PM                               The Masked Singer (Part 2)

9-10 PM                             Alter Ego (Part 2)

Sunday, Sept. 26

8-8:30 PM                               The Simpsons (Season 33 premiere)

8:30-9 PM                               The Great North (Season 2 premiere)

9-9:30 PM                               Bob’s Burgers (Season 12 premiere)

9:30-10 PM                             Family Guy (Season 19 premiere)

Thursday, Beginning Oct. 7

8 PM /5 PM                           Thursday Night Football on Fox

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