If you were planning to face the fast-spreading epidemic of coronavirus by going into self-isolation, hoping that your favorite shows and their upcoming new episodes will keep you company, then we are afraid we have some bad news- a majority of shows have halted their production and postponed their shooting. Unfortunately, the list is only going to get bigger.
Here is a list of all the shows which have been postponed owing to the looming threat of coronavirus:
Amidst the coronavirus scare, the ABC show, which recently aired the 21st episode of its Season 16, suspended its production on March 12 till March 31.
- Grace & Frankie
The seventh and final season of the Netflix’s comedy stopped its production on 12th March.
The Apple TV+ drama is currently observing a two-week production hiatus.
- General Hospital
Another long-running ABC drama, General Hospital will be suspending its production on March 16 and resume on April 10.
- One Day at a Time, Tosh.0 and Ridiculousness
These shows will go on but without any studio audience for some time to minimize the risk of coronavirus outbreak.
- Russian Doll, Rutherford Falls, and Little America
The production on these Universal TV show have been halted for an undisclosed amount of time.
The CW’s Riverdale has suspended production after one of its crew/cast members came in contact with a coronavirus patient.
The production of the 41st season of the CBS show, which supposed to begin in Fiji later in March have been delayed over the “growing short-term uncertainty surrounding the global spread’ of coronavirus. The production is hopefully going to resume from May 19.
- Late-night talk shows and game shows
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune will begin taping without audiences while March 15 will see HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver taping its first live show without an audience.
- Disney suspends live-action production
The Little Mermaid, a Home Alone reboot, and Peter Pan all are now stuck in the halted production phase in lieu of the coronavirus spread.
Production of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings have also been suspended.