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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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‘Glee’ Cast Speaks Out on Naya Rivera’s Death, Sends Condolences

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Glee Cast speak out after Naya Rivera's tragic disappearance

The Glee cast is coming together in support of Naya Rivera. 

After authorities confirmed the body of Naya Rivera was found at Lake Piru concluding a 6-day search,Jane Lynch, who played Sue Silverman, tweeted “rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family. ”

Other cast members Amber Riley and Kevin McHale asked the fanbase to show some compassion in light of the tragic events. 

“Show some respect. All our energy is going toward helping find Naya and praying for her safe return and for her family,” Riley wrote on Twitter. “No one owes anyone online a performance of grief. This is very real and devastating. Focus on Naya and her family. Not us. We don’t matter right now.”

McHale retweeted and added:

“I cannot begin to understand what Naya’s family must be feeling. I know the rest of us are completely shattered, but not without hope. Please respect her family & their privacy in this moment. Please refrain from judging those who don’t show their pain on social media.”

The comments defended Lea Michele’s silence in the wake of Rivera’s disappearance. Fans called her out for not speaking out, which forced her to delete her Twitter account. 

Earlier this year, Michele was dragged for comments made by former actress Samantha Ware who said the actress was a bully and made her life a “living hell.” The comments were supported by other members of the cast. 

Heather Morris also updated fans writing: 
 
“I have spoken to Sheriff Eric Buschow and rest assured they are using every single one of their resources to locate our Naya. I have full confidence that they’re doing everything they can, and probably more. We will hold off on the citizen search and rescue until we get the go ahead that they’ll allow volunteers. Understand it’s 110 degrees here and if you’re not highly trained in search and rescue, this could end up a much more dangerous situation for everybody involved. Please be kind, compassionate and caring for those who are looking for our Naya.”
 

Earlier today, authorities revealed they found a body at Lake Piru where Rivera was last seen. 

The timing is chilling considering today marks 7 years since Corey Monteith overdosed at the age of 31. Many fans have pointed to a Glee curse placed on the cast as Rivera marks the third cast member to die in her 30s. In addition to Rivera and Monteith, Mark Salling committed suicide in 2018 at the age of 35 after pleading guilty to child pornography. 


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Body Found at Lake Identified as Former ‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera, 33, Authorities Say

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Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Drowning

A body has been found at Lake Piru, the Southern California lake where former Glee actress Naya Rivera was reported missing, according to authorities. 

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement on Monday, three days after search and rescue efforts began. Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, but TMZ is reporting that it is Rivera.

“A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress. There will be a news conference at 2 pm at the lake,” they tweeted. The conference will happen at 5 pm ET.

The 33-year-old actress has been missing since Wednesday. She was last seen on CCTV footage getting into a rented pontoon boat with her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, who was found sleeping on the boat alone without his mother by another boater. 
 
After search and efforts failed to turn up a body after 24 hours, authorities said she was “presumed dead.”
 
Divers and specialty teams are using sonar equipment and specially-trained dogs to search for the actress but explained that the murky waters with a visibility of roughly 2 feet have made it difficult, per CNN. 
 
Authorities ruled out a suicide, per Just Jared
 
If declared dead, Rivera, who played Santana Lopez, would be the third Glee cast member to die in her 30s. Cory Monteith passed away at 31 in 2013 from an overdose while Mark Salling committed suicide in 2018 at the age of 35 after pleading guilty to child pornography. 
 
Jane Lynch, who played Sue Sylvester on the series, tweeted her condolences likely confirming TMZ’s report of Rivera’s death. 
 


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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Will Continue Its Reign Until Season 6

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The Crown Will Return for Season 6 on Netflix

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is far from over. 

Netflix’s critically acclaimed historical drama The Crown won’t be ending with season 5 after all. 

The streaming giant’s UK social media platform announced the series is being extended by one more season so the sixth season will now serve as the final season. 

“News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five,” the post read.

We can all thank the series creator and executive producer Peter Morgan or changing his mind. 

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” Morgan said per the streamer. 

For those who were anticipating that the season might near present-day or even give us a straight-from-the-palace look at the Megxit drama, don’t get your hopes up. While season 5 will bring us into the 21st center, the EP said the additional season will allow the team to creatively explore the current period in greater detail. 

This mean, Olivia Colman will stay on as the Queen for one more season before giving the crown over to Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge for you Harry Potter fans) for two seasons. 

Colman took over from Claire Foy, who portrayed the younger version of the monarch. 

Last week, it was announced that Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret.

Since season 4 was able to complete production prior to the COVID-19 pandemic halting everything, there’s a huge chance it will air sometime later this year. 

The fourth season begins the reign of Princess Diana and will welcome newcomer Emma Corrin in the role of Prince Charles’ wife. 


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