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
“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.”
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:
All Rise (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Bachelorette (ABC)
Batwoman (The CW)
The Blacklist (NBC)
Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)
Card Sharks (ABC)
Charmed (the CW)
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Chicago P.D. (NBC)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Dynasty (The CW)
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: Los Angeles (CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
New Amsterdam (NBC)
The Price Is Right (CBS)
Riverdale (The CW)
Supergirl (The CW)
Supernatural (The CW)
The Bachelorette (ABC)
The Brides (ABC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Young Sheldon (CBS)
Atlanta (FX) – halted for at least two weeks
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
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)
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
Trish Regan Primetime (Fox Business)
The Walking Dead (TNT, delayed)
Watch What Happens Live (Bravo)
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+)
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+)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Varsity Blues (Quibi)
The Wheel of Time (Amazon)
WATCH: ‘The Handmaids Tale’ Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date
“We don’t hide. We fight,” Elizabeth Moss’ June states in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaids Tale.
Her statement sets the tone for the new season of the dystopian series.
In the first scene, we see June walking an empty street in normal clothing, a fear departure from the handmaid’s red dress and white bonnet uniform.
Flashbacks reveal she escaped Gilead with members of the resistance as a war is brewing.
Hulu’s recently-released trailer also reveals a premiere date, so mark April 28 in your calendars.
Much like previous seasons, the season will return will drop three peisodes at once followed by a weekly rollout.
Check out the trailer below and get ready:
‘Younger’ Moving to Paramount+ for Seventh and Final Season – Watch the Emotional Sneak Peek
Younger has a new home.
After six seasons at TV Land, the hit TV show about Liza Miller, a middle-aged, divorced mom who lies about being twenty-something to restart her career in publishing, is moving to Paramount+.
ViacomCBS made the announcement during the streaming presentation on Wednesday.
Paramount+ is a new streaming service that will replace CBS All Access. on March 4.
The base tier will cost $5 and include ads. For ad-free streaming, the monthly price will set you back $10.
Now, that doesn’t seem like a lot, but if you’re an avid TV watcher, adding yet another streaming service to your monthly bundle might not be totally feasible.
The good news is that the 12-episode final season will also air on TV Land. The catch? It will run delayed likely after the series wraps, which means you might not avoid spoilers.
Pick your battles, I guess.
The move, while annoying for some, isn’t completely out of the blue. The series was supposed to the Paramount Network for its sixth season but ultimately stayed at TV Land.
With such a dedicated fan-base and so much potential, it doesn’t seem like 12 20-minute episodes are going to provide a satisfactory conclusion. And I don’t think I’m ready for Liza to finally choose between #TeamJosh and #TeamCharles permanently.
The seventh season was initially delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the cast has been busy filming in New York as of late.
And that’s why fans were able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming season:
As Liza says, “embrace the past, accept the present, and keep moving forward.”
While it sure does seem like Liza picks Charles in the end, Sutton Foster promises that the final season will bring “all the emotional, all the laughs, and all the drama defined Younger and have made it the success it is.”
The series stars Foster, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Molly Bernard, Charles Michael Davis and Peter Hermann.
Back in March, it was announced that Duff would be getting a spinoff based on her character Kelsey Peters.
The CW Spring 2021 Premiere Dates – Here’s When ‘Dynasty’ Will Return
As spring approaches, everything is in full bloom including The CW’s spring 2021 schedule!
The network announced several premiere dates today including the long-overdue return of Dynasty!
Season 4 of Dynasty will premiere on Friday, May 7 at 9 p.m. following a new episode of Charmed, which will return to its previous slot on Fridays.
Season 6 of Legends of Tomorrow will return on Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m. and will lead into Batwoman, which will now air an hour later at 9 p.m. on Sundays.
The reboot of the 1970s drama Kung Fu starring Legacies actress Olivia Liang will drop at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7.
In the Dark arrives for its third season at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9.
Meanwhile, The Republic of Sarah will bow at 9 p.m.m on Monday, June 14.
Check out the full list of premiere dates below:
Wednesday, April 7
8-9 p.m. Kung Fu (Series premiere)
9-10 p.m. Nancy Drew (Original episode)
Sunday, May 2
8-9 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 6 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Batwoman (New time slot)
Friday, May 7
8-9 p.m. Charmed (New time slot)
9-10 p.m. Dynasty (Season 4 premiere)
Wednesday, June 9
8-9 p.m. Kung Fu (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. In the Dark (Season 2 premiere)
Monday, June 14
8-9 p.m. All American (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. The Republic of Sarah (Series premiere)
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