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Effective 03/28, 2020.
The list of TV shows that have shut down production due to coronavirus continues to grow.
CBS TV Studios announced that it would delay or halt production on at least a half-dozen series, including the entire NCIS franchise (Los Angeles, New Orleans and Original Flavor), as well as Bull, Dynasty and The Good Fight.
NBC/Universal has also shut down production on a number of high-profile series. The list includes all of Dick Wolf’s scripted slate — including CBS’ FBI, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and the Number One Chicago franchise (Fire, Med and P.D.) — as well as New Amsterdam and daytime talker The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Per Deadline, many of the aforementioned series — including Wolf’s procedurals — are not expected to resume production this season. As such, their season orders will come up 1-2 episodes short.
Here is a list of shows that have halted or delayed production, which will need to be updated as more information becomes available…
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Housewife (ABC) {see more below}
American Idol (ABC)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Angelyne (Peacock; upcoming)
Atlanta (FX) {see more below}
The Bachelorette (ABC) {see more below}
Batwoman (The CW)
The Blacklist (NBC)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Britannia (Sky)
Card Sharks (ABC)
Carnival Row (Amazon Prime Video) {see more below}
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Chicago P.D. (NBC)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)
Dynasty (The CW)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
Empire (Fox) {see more below}
Euphoria (HBO)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+; upcoming) {see more below}
Family Feud (syndicated)
Fargo (FX) {see more below}
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) {see more below}
The Flash (The CW) {see more below}
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max; upcoming)
For All Mankind (Apple TV+) {see more below}
Foundation (Apple TV+; upcoming) {see more below}
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
General Hospital (ABC) {see more below}
Genius: Aretha (NatGeo; upcoming) {see more below}
God Friended Me (CBS)
The Goldbergs (ABC)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Grace and Frankie (Netflix) {see more below}
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) {see more below}
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) {see more below}
Home & Family (Hallmark Channel)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (syndicated)
Last Man Standing (Fox) {see more below}
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Legacies (The CW)
Lights Out With David Spade (Comedy Central)
Line of Duty (BBC) {see more below}
Lisey’s Story (Apple TV+; upcoming) {see more below}
Little America (Apple TV+)
Loki (Disney+; upcoming) {see more below}
The Lord of the Rings (Amazon Prime Video; upcoming) {see more below}
Lucifer (Netflix)
The Mel Robbins Show (syndicated)
The Morning Show (Apple TV+) {see more below}
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (Apple TV+) {see more below}
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
The Neighborhood (CBS)
New Amsterdam (NBC)
NeXt (Fox; upcoming) {see more below}
The Orville (Hulu now Disney) {see more below}
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)
Peaky Blinders (BBC) {see more below}
Pose (FX) {see more below}
Power Book II: Ghost (Starz; upcoming) {see more below}
Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Starz; upcoming) {see more below}
Queen of the South (USA Network) {see more below}
The Price Is Right (CBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
The Resident (Fox) {see more below}
The Righteous Gemstones (HBO)
Riverdale (The CW) {see more below}
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Rutherford Falls (Peacock; upcoming)
Schooled (ABC)
See (Apple TV+) {see more below}
Servant (Apple TV+) {see more below}
Sex/Life (Netflix; upcoming)
Snowfall (FX) {see more below}
Snowpiercer (TNT)
Stranger Things (Netflix) {see more below}
Supergirl (The CW) {see more below}
Supernatural (The CW) {see more below}
Superstore (NBC)
Survivor (CBS)
The Talk (CBS)
The Tamron Hall Show (syndicated)
Tokyo Vice (HBO Max; upcoming)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Varsity Blues (Quibi; upcoming)
WandaVision (Disney+; upcoming) {see more below}
Watch What Happens Live! With Andy Cohen (Bravo)
The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated)
Wheel of Time (Amazon Prime Video; upcoming)
The Witcher (Netflix) {see more below}
Wynonna Earp (Syfy) {see more below}
Y: The Last Man (FX; upcoming) {see more below}
The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Young Sheldon (CBS) {see more below}
If you have confirmed knowledge of any other TV Shows not already mentioned or verified updates on those listed above, please feel free to post them below.
Please stay safe and be well!

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Barry and Succession
Variety reports that HBO has delayed production on new seasons of its hits series Barry and Succession. They were both reportedly scheduled to begin shooting in April but have now been delayed indefinitely. “We are looking forward to resuming pre-production when it is safe and healthy for everyone working on our shows to do so. Where possible, our writers are continuing to write remotely,” said an HBO spokesperson.

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Friends Reunion

Filming on the untitled Friends reunion slated for the launch of HBO Max has been postponed until May due to coronavirus, Deadline reported on Wednesday, March 18. As previously reported, original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc are all on board for the unscripted event, meant to help usher in Friends reruns on the new streaming service. HBO Max is set to launch the service in May; if the new schedule holds, the Friends reunion will be produced and ready in time for launch. But with federal and state mandates limiting gatherings, and the situation changing minute by minute, the new timeline may see further adjustments.

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Soap Operas

Production on certain daytime soap operas has been suspended in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. CBS’ The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful both halted production on Tuesday, March 17, for two weeks, Deadline reported.

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Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp creator Emily Andras revealed on March 16 that SYFY’s western horror series would temporarily suspend production to abide by local health protocols. “We are temporarily shutting down production,” she wrote in a tweet. “We are sure this is merely a blip, but we must follow Albert health protocols. The safety of our cast and crew is of paramount importance to us. However,” she also promised fans, “We will be back Earping it up for you as soon as it is safe to do so. Because we are all in.”

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Big Brother Canada

On March 24th, Global and Insight Productions announced that Big Brother Canada had shut down production of the show, saying that “in light of developments in Ontario on the fight against COVID-19, effective today Big Brother Canada Season 8 has ended production.” In addition, the show has no current date in which the show will resume production. The show will however, still air two last episodes of Season 8, “After a truly unprecedented season, the show will take its final bow over two episodes, Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 1.”

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Saturday Night Live

SNL has been postponed indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus, Deadline reports. The news comes after a previous report from Variety indicating that the sketch comedy series would postpone its next three shows. SNL was previously scheduled to return with a new episode on Saturday, March 28, with John Kransinski hosting and Dua Lipa as the musical guest of the evening.

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Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing was hoping to wrap taping of its eighth season on Tuesday, March 17, but has decided to suspend production in response to the spread of coronavirus, Deadline reports. Having already put the breaks on using a live audience for the finale, the studio that produces the show, DTS’ 20th Century Fox TV, has postponed production just days before the final taping. Producers are said to be “leaving the door open,” per Deadline, to coming back to finish the episode.

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The Orville
At Disney TV Studios, production on The Orville is on hiatus for three weeks, effective March 27th. The space dramedy, which moving from its original network home, Fox, to Hulu for its upcoming third season, was, like Last Man Standing, one of the few remaining series that had not shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, but it pulled the plug hours after California’s governor ordered bars, restaurants and gyms to close.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Deadline reports that production on Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale has been temporarily suspended due to concerns over the recent spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. The show, which films in Toronto, has yet to announce whether this suspension will delay its planned fall premiere date.

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Lord of the Rings, Carnival Row, and Love Island France

Amazon’s anticipated Lord of the Rings series has suspended production for two weeks, beginning on March 16. The New Zealand Herald reports that a memo was sent to 800 cast and crew members on March 15 explaining that the decision was precautionary and that no one should “report to the set or to the studio without the express permission of your supervisor.”
Actor Orlando Bloom also revealed in a social media post that production on his Amazon fantasy drama, Carnival Row, was suspended. On March 16.
Variety also reported that Amazon Studios had decided to halt production and end the season of Love Island France, which was filming in South Africa. The season’s first episode premiered March 2.

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BBC Shows: Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty

Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty became the first BBC shows to suspend production on March 16, Deadline reports. “In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, the producers Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions of Peaky Blinders S6 have postponed filming, and World Productions on Line of Duty S6 have suspended filming, both in consultation with and supported by the BBC,” read a statement from a spokesperson for the network. “We will continue to review all productions on a case-by-case basis and will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organization and Public Health England.”

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Stranger Things, Grace and Frankie and The Witcher

As of March 13, Netflix had shut down all TV and film productions in the U.S. and Canada, including the streamer’s popular series Stranger Things, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The decision came one day after production on Grace and Frankie’s final season was put on hold, per Deadline. “To ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew, Skydance has temporarily suspended filming for Grace and Frankie, the series,” the company said in a statement.

On March 16, the trade reported that production on The Witcher Season 2, which was filming outside London, was shut down for two weeks. With this decision, The Witcher became the first major TV production in the U.K. to be halted as a result of coronavirus.

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Disney+ Marvel Shows, including MCU spin-offs:
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision,
Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan

On March 10, Disney+ shut down production on its Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, because the Czech Republic placed restrictions on travel and events, and closed its schools due to COVID-19 concerns. There is no word yet on if the show will revisit Prague to finish shooting.

On March 14, Variety reported Marvel Studios paused production on the rest of its Disney+ series, which includes Loki and WandaVision. For shows currently in production, the work will continue remotely.

With a surge in cases of confirmed coronavirus in New York, Starz has put its two Power spin-offs, Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, on hiatus, Deadline reports. Effective as of March 13, the hiatus will last at least one week. All the scripts on the two shows have already been completed.

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AMC Shows: Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead,
The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and Kevin Can F—- Himself

Deadline reports that Fear The Walking Dead will be halting production, while the flagship The Walking Dead is pushing its pre-production back by about a month, to April 13. The Walking Dead writers room will remain open with writers working remotely on the new season.

The Season 10 finale of The Walking Dead has also been pushed to a later date due to production delays. AMC released a statement about the delays, saying, “Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on Sunday, April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.”

The Walking Dead spin-off, The Walking Dead: World Beyond has also been affected by the virus. AMC had originally set the premiere date for The Walking Dead: World Beyond for Sunday, April 12 but announced on its official Twitter page on Friday, March 20 that the show’s debut would be pushed back to an indefinite date later this year.

Upcoming comedy Kevin Can F—- Himself’s production will be pushed back approximately the same amount of time.

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FX Productions: Snowfall, Y: The Last Man, Atlanta and Fargo

Multiple sources report that FX has halted production on Snowfall,
and new series Y: The Last Man for two weeks.
Atlanta filming is on hold indefinitely.
Fargo Season 4 production has been postponed. As a result of delay in production, Fargo also pushed back its Season 4 release date. With two episodes left to shoot, Fargo will no longer premiere its fourth season on Sunday, April 19th. “A new premiere date will be determined once production resumes,” FX said in a statement, confirming the show would not premiere for the 2020 Emmy Awards cycle.

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Apple TV+: The Morning Show, Servant, See, For All Mankind, Lisey’s Story, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, and Foundation

In the wake of President Donald Trump announcing a national emergency in the U.S. due to the spread of COVID-19, all Apple TV+ series currently in production have been put on hold and filming has suspended, Deadline reports.
This includes second seasons of The Morning Show, Servant, See, and For All Mankind
Also affecgted are new series Lisey’s Story, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, and Foundation.
Foundation previously suspended production in Ireland, Deadline reported on March 12. The series, which stars Lee Pace and Jared Harris, is an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi novels. The move follows an announcement from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that set limits on the size of mass gatherings in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. According to Deadline, Foundation is Ireland’s largest-scale production ever.

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Warner Bros. TV: Young Sheldon, The Bachelorette, Supergirl, Supernatural, The Flash and Riverdale

Warner Bros. TV shut down production on many of its shows currently in or about to begin production on March 13. The studio didn’t name any of the postponed productions, but according to Deadline, they include Young Sheldon, The Bachelorette, Supergirl, and many more. Several of the studio’s shows had already halted production, including Supernatural, The Flash and Riverdale, which suspended production on Wednesday after a crew member came into contact with a coronavirus patient. “With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin,” a studio spokesperson said Friday in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our productions, but the health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”

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Disney Television Studios: Grey’s Anatomy, Genius: Aretha, Empire, The Resident, Pose, Queen of the South, American Housewife, and General Hospital

Grey’s Anatomy, produced by ABC Studios, has shut down production for at least two weeks, according to Deadline. The show had reportedly just wrapped Episode 21 of their 25-episode season. Showrunner Krista Vernoff and fellow executive producers Debbie Allen and James D. Parriott announced the shutdown, saying, “This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew and the safety of our loved ones outside of work, and it was made in accordance with Mayor Garcetti’s suggestion that we not gather in groups of more than 50.”

As of March 14, Disney Television Studios has also halted production on a number of other shows, according to Deadline. The list includes: Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha (produced by Fox 21), Fox’s Empire (20th Century Fox TV) and The Resident (20th Century Fox TV), FX’s Pose (Fox 21), USA’s Queen of the South (Fox 21), and ABC’s American Housewife (ABC Studios). On March 13, ABC also suspended production on General Hospital.

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Little Fires Everywhere Premiere

Hulu has opted to cancel the premiere event of its new series Little Fires Everywhere, starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. The premiere screening and party were scheduled to take place March 12 in Los Angeles.

The network released a statement regarding the cancellation, saying, “As you are all aware, the current state of affairs has altered the daily lives of many people, including our cast and crew. After hearing from many of you, and out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling tomorrow’s Little Fires Everywhere premiere screening and celebration. We are extremely proud of this series and can’t wait to share it with you when it debuts on Hulu on March 18. Thank you for your understanding.”

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