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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial impact on the television industry, mirroring its impacts across all arts sectors, shutting down or delaying production of television programs in many countries with consequent negative impacts on revenues (through rights and advertising sales) and employment.
On Network 10, The Project, Dancing with the Stars Australia, and Studio 10, suspended their in-studio audiences. The Australian Survivor: All Stars reunion episode is set to film without an audience and will be hosted by Osher Günsberg, rather than the series's regular host Jonathan LaPaglia, due to travel restrictions. The eighth season of Australian Survivor, set to start filming in Fiji in April, was postponed following Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision to establish a Level 4 travel ban to discourage international travel. Network 10 also changed the racecourse for the fifth season of The Amazing Race Australia so that it would film domestically only in Australia as opposed to around the world.
On the ABC, Q&A and Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell suspended their studio audiences. Australian Ninja Warrior excluded audiences from attending tapings aside from the contestants' family members. The Voice Australia and Australia's Got Talent postponed production due to international talent facing a fourteen-day quarantine after arriving in Australia.
Filming on the Seven Network soap opera Home and Away was suspended as of 22 March. The network also removed the show from its schedules for two weeks and replaced it with news show The Latest. Fellow soap opera Neighbours suspended filming for two days after a crew member came into contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus. Upon resuming production, Neighbours implemented new guidelines, including splitting its crews and avoiding intimate scenes between cast members.
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Rede Globo shifted their programming schedule by expanding their regular news programming and cutting entertainment programming. This included the suspension of the filming of the network's telenovelas for the safety of cast and crew. Because of this, the currently-running 9pm telenovela Amor de Mãe was replaced by the 2011 series Fina Estampa. Journalists for the network over the age of sixty were told to telework.
On March 11, the eighth season of Big Brother Canada suspended audiences from attending its eviction episodes. During the following week's eviction episode, host Arisa Cox presented the episode from her home in order to minimize the risk of her family being infected. The episode also showed the HouseGuests, who were sequestered inside the house before the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease as a pandemic, being informed about the coronavirus pandemic. On March 24, 2020, production of the season ended. A special farewell edition episode was produced depicting the show's final days on March 24 and March 25 that aired on April 1.
During the week of March 13, The Marilyn Denis Show and The Social also suspended studio audiences. Warner Bros. Television suspended its Vancouver-based productions of Riverdale, The Flash, Batwoman, and Supernatural. Additional Vancouver-based television productions that have been suspended include Snowpiercer and See.
Due to the suspension of the National Hockey League, CBC Television replaced its weekly Hockey Night in Canada broadcast with Movie Night in Canada, a double bill of Canadian films. With virtually all live sports cancelled, TSN and Sportsnet both opted to rerun various past sports broadcasts, including the entire 2019 championship playoff run of the Toronto Raptors.
CBC Television temporarily suspended production of local newscasts on nearly all of its owned and operated stations, replacing them with a simulcast of the national CBC News Network in order to "temporarily pool our resources into one core news offering"; the sole exception was the CBC North service in Northern Canada, due to the need to serve indigenous language communities. However, this move faced criticism in some regions, with politicians and media figures arguing that locally focused news and information was especially critical in a time of emergency. CBC News and its French network Ici Radio-Canada made their 24-hour television news channels, CBC News Network and Ici RDI respectively, available for free to all cable TV subscribers in Canada and anyone with internet connection to access during the pandemic.
A handful of anime studios has encouraged their employees to work from home although the employment of freelance animators in some studios has limited work disruption. Anime productions including A3! Season Spring & Summer, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Infinite Dendrogram, Asteroid in Love were delayed apparently due to the pandemic. Productions which heavily rely on outsourcing in-between and coloring work to studios in China were the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 31, Toei Company closed its Tokyo studio for disinfection after the lead actor of Mashin Sentai Kiramager, the 44th season of long-time running Super Sentai series, Rio Komiya tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day and halted production of the series.
Dutch reality series Wie is de Mol?, which films its finale episode in front of a crowd in Vondelpark, decided to film without an audience for its twentieth season. Starting on March 15, satirical television programme Zondag met Lubach began filming without an audience. Production of the daily soap Goede tijden, slechte tijden suspended with the show's channel deciding to broadcast four episodes per week from March 23 instead of five.
Television talk, reality, variety and game shows in the Philippines temporarily filmed without a live audience. TAPE Inc. announced on March 9 that it would stop admitting live audiences for their variety show Eat Bulaga!, which airs on GMA Network; ABS-CBN followed suit, announcing on March 10 that they would do the same for their television shows including It's Showtime, Banana Sundae, Magandang Buhay, the second season of the Philippine version of I Can See Your Voice and ASAP. GMA Network then followed suit again with Wowowin (including its Saturday primetime edition), All-Out Sundays, Centerstage, The Boobay and Tekla Show, Mars Pa More and GMA News TV's Idol sa Kusina and Tonight with Arnold Clavio.
On March 14, 2020, ABS-CBN and GMA Network both announced that they will suspend production on its drama shows and live entertainment shows effective March 15 (the same day an quarantine declared by President Rodrigo Duterte enacted in Metro Manila and Cainta, Rizal). Hence, ABS-CBN would air its previously aired shows temporarily in place for primetime viewing: 100 Days to Heaven, May Bukas Pa and On the Wings of Love. Additionally, the network gave its iWant TV series I Am U on its television debut. With more classic shows announced to air in a coming weeks, Walang Hanggan, The Legal Wife and Got to Believe for the afternoon programming and Wildflower on the primetime block. GMA Network followed suit with Ika-6 na Utos, Encantadia, Kambal, Karibal, My Husband's Lover and Alyas Robin Hood.
On March 18, 2020, GMA News TV and CNN Philippines announced that they will temporarily go off-air beginning March 19, with the latter going off as the Worldwide Corporate Center in Mandaluyong, where their newsroom and studios are based, is being disinfected after a confirmed case in the offices of one of the building's tenants. The two networks eventually returned on March 20 and 23 respectively, with GMA News TV making way for a temporary full-time video simulcast of DZBB-AM and its studio programming.
Since the second week of March all programs are filmed without audiences. Spanish reality television music competition Operación Triunfo had to go on hiatus during its 11th season as a precautionary measure over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Comedy programs Late Motiv, El intermedio and El Hormiguero have decided to make low cost programs involving fewer people and with heavy use of videoconferences to avoid contagions.
Also, TV game shows like the Spanish adaptation of The Chase (El Cazador) were suspended or are using archived episodes like Saber y ganar (for the 1st time in 23 years), Ahora caigo, ¡Boom! and La ruleta de la suerte.
As well, TV series are suspended and/or in hiatus, like the recordings of the final season of La que se avecina or the 2nd season of Señoras del (h)ampa. Veneno, biographical series about the life and death of Cristina Ortiz, La Veneno, will only premiere in Atresplayer Premium with 1 of the 8 episodes on 29 March 2020, leaving the rest of episodes unaired until further notice.
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Following a campaign started by the cast and crew members of various TV series, many networks temporarily suspended the production of their TV shows and programs until further notice. A few number of TV series, however, still continue to be produced.
BBC One postponed filming for a celebrity version of Race Across the World that was set to start filming in April. The following week, the channel suspended production of Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway canceled a finale taping set at Walt Disney World following the park's closure. On March 15, filming for the second season of the Netflix series The Witcher in the United Kingdom was suspended for two weeks. Starting on the week of March 16, Jeremy Vine, Loose Women, and QI filmed without studio audiences. On March 18, the BBC suspended production of its medical dramas and soap operas including EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, and Holby City.
Most American television shows are filmed in either New York City or the Los Angeles metropolitan area. On March 12, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statewide emergency declaration which disallows crowds of 500 or more people until April 12. Cuomo lowered the number to 50 people on March 16 per a recommendation from the CDC which suggests an eight-week minimum. Also on March 12, California Governor Gavin Newsom banned gatherings of more than 250 people, effective until March 31. The coronavirus pandemic was the most impactful to television production since the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike.
Not all shows ceased production – Prometheus Entertainment claimed that its productions of Ancient Aliens, The Curse of Oak Island, and The UnXplained were exempt from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti's shelter-in-place order, which declared "front line news reporters, studio, and technicians for newsgathering and reporting" to be "essential critical infrastructure workers". President Kevin Burns, according to The Hollywood Reporter, told employees they needed to "get over it" and were "hysterical"; the company required staff to attend work through at least March 20.
In mid-March, game shows Jeopardy! (host Alex Trebek has a weakened immune system due to his pancreatic cancer) and Wheel of Fortune suspended production. Fremantle-produced series America's Got Talent and Family Feud announced they would film without an audience. Other productions such as American Ninja Warrior, Card Sharks, and The Price Is Right announced that they would be postponed. Starting the week of March 10, CBS began displaying disclaimers in the end credits for The Price Is Right during episodes recorded from late-2019 into early-2020, disclosing that contestants were allowed to substitute trips won as prizes if they were impacted by the pandemic. ABC delayed shooting for The Bachelorette on its sixteenth season with Clare Crawley as the lead, which was due to film shortly after the completion of The Bachelor, where it has changed to travel only in the United States rather than international travel, postponed indefintely for a year. CBS veteran reality TV series The Amazing Race stopped production on its thirty-third season in late February after filming the season's first three episodes (which were mostly filmed in the United Kingdom), and Survivor, which is due to film in Fiji for the forty-first season at the end of March and the forty-second season at the end of May, postponed production for two months.
Starting on March 12, a number of talk shows produced in the United States announced they would begin filming without a studio audience. The shows included late-night talk shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Greg Gutfeld Show, and daytime talk shows Live with Kelly and Ryan, The View, Dr. Phil, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Soon after, a number of shows – including the late-night shows which had before planned to tape without an audience – announced they would suspend production. Both The Late Show and The Tonight Show already had hiatuses scheduled in late-March. Last Week Tonight filmed one final episode from an alternate location (due to the closure of the CBS Broadcast Center, its usual studio, for disinfection) and announced it would go on an indefinite hiatus. In the wake of the suspensions, late-night hosts such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers began to produce topical webisodes for YouTube from their homes or other locations, with a focus on monologues and celebrity interviews performed via videoconferencing (while Kimmel also experimented with an in-person interview of Bill Burr by doing it from his car, taping an iPad to his side window to use as a camera). While primarily distributed on digital platforms such as YouTube, from March 16–18 CBS aired Colbert's segments on television to augment reruns of The Late Show (replacing the existing opening act of the respective episode; the dates had originally been scheduled for original episodes before a hiatus for the NCAA basketball tournament), while NBC began to similarly air Fallon's segments on March 18.
The following week, NBC announced that it would continue on with and expand Fallon's "At Home Edition" format (interspersing new segments with highlights from past episodes), while several other news satire and talk shows, including The Daily Show (billed as The Daily Social Distancing Show), Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight, and fellow HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, announced that they would also return to air that week with episodes filmed from their hosts' homes. The Late Show announced on March 25 that it would return in a similar format on March 30 (billed as A Late Show with Stephen Colbert), while Jimmy Kimmel Live! announced a similar move on March 27 – making it the last of the big three networks' late-night shows to make such a transition (the program will initially air at 12:05 a.m., as Nightline was swapped back into its historic 11:35 p.m. time slot to air coverage of the pandemic).
The production of many scripted television series are affected due to the coronavirus. On March 10, Fox announced that a production member of the upcoming show NeXt has tested positive for the coronavirus. Production of the series was completed one week before the announcement. Furthermore, the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has suspended production in Prague, Czech Republic where the series was set to film for a week. The series resumed production in Atlanta, however it is unclear whether the series will film in Prague.
On March 12, Universal Television delayed shooting for the shows Russian Doll, Rutherford Falls, and Little America. A few hours later, NBCUniversal announced that 35 additional shows would suspend production, including non-scripted shows. As such, series as part of the Chicago franchise as well as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, FBI, New Amsterdam, Superstore had their production suspended. Furthermore, Orlando Bloom revealed that production of Carnival Row had been suspended. Carnival Row was filming in Prague, Czech Republic at time of the production shutdown. The same day, Netflix announced that production on the final season of Grace and Frankie would be suspended as the series stars' Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen are at high risk for the virus due to their age. Also on March 12, ViacomCBS announced that One Day at a Time would continue production without a studio audience but on March 20, executive producers Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce revealed to Variety that production has suspended. Apple Inc. suspended production of The Morning Show and Foundation as a precautionary measure. The following day, Apple suspended production on all upcoming shows.
On March 13, CBS Television Studios announced several series would suspend production including all series as part of the NCIS franchise, Bull, Dynasty, Nancy Drew, Charmed and The Good Fight. All multiple-camera sitcoms produced by CBS Television Television Studios had already completed production, with the exception of The Neighborhood. The latter would film the season finale without a studio audience. The same day, AMC suspended production of Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead. Also on March 13, WarnerMedia had suspended production on multiple series including Young Sheldon, All Rise, Bob Hearts Abishola, God Friended Me, Supergirl and Batwoman. The same day, WarnerMedia also suspended production on several other series including Euphoria and Snowpiercer. Lastly, Netflix announced that production on all its films and series in the United States and Canada would be suspended. Production in other countries would be assessed on a case by case basis.
On March 14, Sony Pictures Television announced that it would suspend production on several series including The Blacklist and The Goldbergs. Walt Disney Television announced that it had suspended production on multiple series, including Empire, Pose, Queen of the South, American Housewife as well as Grey's Anatomy and Genius. The latter two had their production suspended on March 13.
On March 15, Elisabeth Moss revealed that production for the The Handmaid's Tale has been suspended by MGM Television. Filmed episodes may air sometime in 2021. Another Hulu series, The Orville, has also suspended production. Last Man Standing originally planned to film its season finale without a studio audience before ultimately suspending production. Both The Orville and Last Man Standing were among the last television series to suspend production.
Amidst their coverage, television newscasts and news channels, along with many local news operations, have encouraged work from home, including meteorologists gathering and presenting weather forecasts remotely from home, separation between anchors on-set (or in many cases, separating anchors to appear in different shots on set and the newsroom, or from home), and increased use of remote interviews – in order to comply with CDC guidelines. Advertorial programs have also been for the most part, suspended to extend local news coverage. Broadcasters also began to add more programming focused on the pandemic; Fox News Channel added more live rolling news blocks to its schedule (including an extension of Fox News @ Night to 1:00 a.m. nightly, and a new overnight block anchored by Trace Gallagher), while ABC News temporarily replaced its afternoon talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke with a Amy Robach-hosted program focusing on coverage of the pandemic, and returned its long-running late-night newsmagazine Nightline to its original 11:35 p.m. timeslot (previously vacated in favor of Jimmy Kimmel Live!), with a focus on in-depth coverage. Spanish network Telemundo similarly pre-empted its late-night sports program Titulares y Más to a later time in favor of an additional national newscast.
On March 15, the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries took place between former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. After initially intending to hold the event in Phoenix, Arizona with no audience or outside press, the debate was ultimately re-located to an existing set at CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau.
Media organizations have also faced direct impact from the pandemic. Several correspondents have been diagnosed with coronavirus, including CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane, quarantined in Rome, and ABC News correspondent Kaylee Hartung, quarantined in Los Angeles. NBC temporarily removed Al Roker and Craig Melvin from its morning show Today as a precautionary measure after a staff member of the program tested positive with mild symptoms. On March 11, the CBS Broadcast Center facility in New York City was closed for disinfection after two employees tested positive, resulting in CBS This Morning temporarily moving to the CBS Evening News studio in Washington, and the newscasts of CBS-owned New York station WCBS-TV being produced and anchored remotely. While it re-opened on March 13, it was closed once again on March 18. CBS This Morning subsequently moved to the studio of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater, CBSN programs (including the CBS Weekend News) have been hubbed from several of CBS's other local stations, and WCBS-TV newscasts have once again been hubbed from Los Angeles sister station KCBS-TV (with anchors beginning to appear from the Stamford, Connecticut studio of YES Network on March 20).
The suspension of nearly all sports leagues and competitions due to the pandemic has caused complications for broadcasters, as major events constitute a type of television programming that can frequently guarantee a large number of live viewers, and, in turn, advertising revenue. The largest and most significant events also represent a major investment by broadcasters; in 2019, the total market for sports media rights in the United States was estimated at $22.42 billion, representing 44% of the international market. CBS Sports and Turner Sports pay $785 million per-year to televise the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament – whose 2020 edition was scrapped only six days before it was scheduled to begin. In 2019, a 30-second commercial during the national championship game on CBS cost around $1.5 million, while CBS and Turner's contract to air the tournament accounts for nearly 72% of the NCAA's annual revenue.
At the time of the suspensions, the NBA and NHL were also approaching their respective playoffs, Major League Baseball was approaching the beginning of its regular season, and NBC Sports was approaching its spring event lineup, including the Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500 and French Open—all postponed by the pandemic. Analysts felt that a postponement or cancellation of the 2020 Summer Olympics would have a major impact on NBCUniversal, due to the extensive rights fees it had paid to televise them, its large advertising inventory (NBC had already announced that it had sold $1.2 billion in advertising for the Games), as well as the extensive use of NBCUniversal's various properties to cover the Olympics (such as its new streaming service Peacock, whose July launch was expected to coincide with the Games). On March 24, it was announced that the Games would be postponed to 2021.
Sports-oriented cable networks have had to revise their schedules due to the lack of live programming, typically relying on reruns of classic events (to the point that The New York Times described it as having "turn[ed] every sports channel into ESPN Classic") and other original programming, and cutting down on studio programming due to the lack of sports news to discuss beyond the pandemic's impact. An exception has been the National Football League, as it has already been in its off-season since February, while the pandemic's surge in North America roughly coincided with the beginning of off-season business such as the free agency period, and the lead-up to the 2020 NFL Draft (which will go on as scheduled, but with no public festivities).
Some sports networks have also begun experimenting with other programming; ESPN acquired reruns of several recent editions of WWE's WrestleMania events (as part of the lead-up to WrestleMania 36, which has been impacted by the pandemic as well), and ESPN2 organized an early reprisal of its annual "ESPN8" stunt (inspired by the depiction of a fictitious, eighth ESPN network in the film DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, which airs competitions that are "almost a sport") on March 22. Fox Sports and NASCAR also began experimenting with Esports events featuring current and past drivers playing an online racing simulation game (with the first of such events, aired March 22, using a re-creation of Homestead-Miami Speedway – the track which would have been the venue of that week's race).
Regional sports networks have also been impacted; the sale of regional broadcast rights serve as a key source of revenue for some sports franchises. Sports leagues have granted RSNs easier access to archive content to help fill schedules, and some networks have scheduled encores of games against opponents that their respective team would have played if the season had continued play as normal. In 2019, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios (as Diamond Sports Group) acquired the RSN chain Fox Sports Networks for $9.6 billion (a transaction mandated as part of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox). The group holds regional rights to 42 professional teams across the country, and voluminous high school and college sports rights. Sinclair is also a joint venture partner with the Chicago Cubs in the team's new Marquee Sports Network. Concerns have been raised that Diamond Sports' investment in the networks may be vulnerable due to the lack of live programming, with an analyst stating that Diamond "may be heading for a liquidity crisis even sooner than we anticipated", as carriage negotiations with major providers may be more difficult without live events.
Hallmark Channel announced that it would schedule a marathon of its original Christmas movies over the March 20 weekend under the title We All Need a Little Christmas; the network stated that such programs were "what viewers asked for" in the wake of the crisis.
On March 18, Showtime announced that Black Monday would no longer air two episodes back-to-back but only one episode will be aired. Furthermore, several documentary series are postponed with a premiere date to be determined later in the future. On April 1, Showtime announced that Black Monday and Billions will air partial seasons, with the rest of the episodes running at a later date after all production has been completed. Both shows were still in production when the government shutdown occurred. As a result, the third season of The Chi will premiere earlier than planned.
On March 25, NBC announced that it had pulled an upcoming episode of its New York City-based medical drama New Amsterdam, which dealt with a flu pandemic affecting the city. The show itself had suspended production, and several crew members (including recurring guest Daniel Dae Kim) have also tested positive for COVID-19. The show's creator David Schulner acknowledged that scenes from the episode were eerily reminiscent of those actually being faced by New York City in the pandemic, and that "the world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts". The show's production had also donated its supply of personal protective equipment to the New York State Department of Health.
On March 27, Fox Business host Trish Regan departed the network, amid criticism of a controversial March 9 opening monologue on her nightly program Trish Regan Primetime accusing Democrats of exploiting the pandemic solely to blame President Trump for it and launch another round of presidential impeachment proceedings.
On March 31, HBO announced that I Know This Much Is True will premiere on May 10, instead of April 27. Furthermore, The Undoing has been pushed back to premiere in the fall. The Undoing was previously set to premiere on May 10.
As of April 4, 2020, a number of television shows announced that production was either delayed or stopped completely. Some shows continue with production but without a studio audience. Other shows will end their seasons prematurely due to being unable to finish production.
|All-Out Sundays||GMA Network||Production suspended|||
|The Amazing Race||CBS||Season thirty-three production suspended after filming three of its twelve episodes, sending contestants home|||
|America's Got Talent||NBC||Season fifteen filming postponed|||
|American Idol||ABC||Taping for season eighteen live shows have been suspended, sending contestants home|||
|American Ninja Warrior||NBC||Season twelve production postponed|||
|Australia's Got Talent||Seven Network||Series ten postponed|||
|Australian Survivor||Network 10||Season eight production postponed|||
|Ázsia Expressz||TV2||Season three production postponed|||
|The Bachelor Australia||Network 10||Season eight production suspended midway into filming, calling production to halt and sending contestants home|||
|The Bachelor Summer Games||ABC||Pre-production suspended due to the upcoming Summer Olympics postponed to 2021|||
|The Bachelorette US||ABC||Season sixteen filming was due to begin after the conclusion of The Bachelor US, premiere date was originally scheduled for May 18, 2020, but production postponed to a later date|||
|BankGiro Miljonairs||RTL 4||Production suspended|
|BattleBots||Discovery Channel||Season ten production postponed|||
|Big Brother Australia||Seven Network||Season twelve production suspended for two days|||
|Big Brother Canada||Global Television Network||Season eight discontinued during week 4 on March 24, 2020; season ending early and sending contestants home|||
|Big Brother Greece||Skai TV||Season six was due to premiere on March 15, 2020; postponed to a later date|||
|Big Brother Portugal||TVI||Season five was due to premiere on March 22, 2020; postponed to a later date|||
|Big Brother US||CBS||Casting calls for season twenty-two cancelled; premiere date has yet to be announced|||
|Bigg Boss Malayalam||Asianet||Season two suspended in week 11; sending contestants for a break until filming will be resumed|||
|The Block Australia||Nine Network||Production suspended 35 days into 90-day shoot|||
|The Block NZ||Three||Season nine filming postponed|||
|Britain's Got Talent||ITV||Series fourteen live shows postponed|||
|Celebrity Race Across the World||BBC One||Series filming was due to begin in April but postponed|||
|Centerstage||GMA Network||Production suspended|||
|Chi vuol essere milionario?||Canale 5||Production suspended|
|Dança com as Estrelas||TVI||Fifth season production suspended|
|Dancing Stars||ORF1||Season thirteen production suspended|||
|Die Millionenshow||ORF 2||Production suspended|
|Eat Bulaga!||GMA Network||Production suspended|||
|Family Feud||First run syndication||Production suspended|||
|Friends Reunion Special||HBO Max||Production suspended|||
|Gemma Collins: Diva Forever||ITVBe||Production suspended|||
|Got Talent Portugal||RTP1||Season seven suspended during the live competition|||
|Grande Fratello VIP||Canale 5
|Season four production reduced from 111 days to 92 days|||
|The Great British Bake Off||Channel 4||Series eleven production postponed|||
|Haluatko miljonääriksi?||Nelonen||Production suspended|
|Holey Moley Australia||Seven Network||Production suspended|||
|Hunted||Channel 4||Series six production postponed|||
|I Can See Your Voice||ABS-CBN||Season two production suspended|||
|It's Showtime||ABS-CBN||Production suspended|||
|Jeopardy!||First run syndication||Season thirty-six production suspended|||
|La Voix||TVA||Season eight production suspended|
|La Voz||Antena 3||Season seven production suspended|
|Little Mix: The Search||BBC One||Production and premiere postponed|||
|Live PD||A&E||Pre-scheduled hiatus began March 15; production resumed remotely on April 3|
|Love Island France||Prime Video France||Production suspended|||
|Love Island UK||ITV2||Production postponed for one month|||
|Maak My Famous||kykNET||Second season production suspended for one month|||
|MasterChef Brasil||Band||Season seven production suspended|
|Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran||Asianet
|The Only Way Is Essex||ITVBe||Series twenty-six production postponed|||
|Operación Triunfo||La 1||Season eleven production suspended during Gala 9|||
|The Price Is Right||CBS||Season forty-eight production suspended|||
|Questions pour un champion||France 3||Production suspended|
|¿Quién quiere ser millonario?||Antena 3||Production suspended|
|RuPaul's Drag Race UK||BBC Three
WOW Presents Plus
|Series two filming suspended|||
|SAS: Who Dares Wins Australia||Seven Network||Filming suspended with celebrity contestants returning to Australia from New Zealand|||
|Survivor South Africa||M-Net||Production of eighth season postponed|||
|Survivor US||CBS||Filming for seasons forty-one and forty-two postponed to two months|||
|Survivor – A sziget||RTL Klub||Season five production postponed|||
|The Voice Australia||Nine Network||Season nine production postponed|||
|The Voice of Finland||Nelonen||Regular and Kids editions postponed|
|The Voice Kids Belgium||VTM||Season five production suspended|
|The Voice Kids Germany||Sat.1||Season eight production suspended|
|The Voice Kids Indonesia||GTV||Season four postponed|
|The Voice: la plus belle voix||TF1||Season nine production suspended|
|The Voice of Switzerland||3+||Season three production suspended|
|The Voice Senior Thailand||PPTV36||Season two production suspended|
|The Voice Teens Philippines||ABS-CBN||Season two production suspended, sending contestants home and replaced temporarily by either Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Philippines or Pilipinas Got Talent|
|The Voice UK||ITV||Series nine suspended, the semi-finals and finals competition have been postponed to a later date and sending contestants home|||
|Ultimate Love||Africa Magic
|Filming suspended one week before completion|||
|Wer wird Millionär?||RTL||Production suspended|
|Wheel of Fortune||First run syndication||Season thirty-seven production suspended|||
|Wowowin||GMA Network||Production suspended|||
|X Factor Denmark||TV 2||Season thirteen production suspended|||
|The Boobay and Tekla Show||GMA Network||Production suspended|||
|The Daily Show||Comedy Central||Pre-scheduled hiatus began March 12; production resumed remotely on March 30|||
|The Ellen DeGeneres Show||First run syndication||Season seventeen production suspended|||
|Full Frontal with Samantha Bee||TBS||Season five production suspended; resumed remotely on April 1|||
|Home and Family||Hallmark Channel||Production suspended|||
|Idol sa Kusina||GMA News TV||Production suspended|||
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||ABC||Production suspended; resumed remotely on March 30|||
|The Kelly Clarkson Show||First run syndication||Production suspended|||
|The Late Late Show with James Corden||CBS||Production suspended|||
|The Late Show with Stephen Colbert||CBS||Pre-scheduled hiatus began March 16; resumed remotely on March 30|||
|Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||HBO||Production suspended; resumed remotely April 3|||
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||Several March episodes cancelled; resumed remotely on March 30|||
|Lights Out with David Spade||Comedy Central||Production suspended|||
|A Little Late with Lilly Singh||NBC||Season one suspended; remainder of March episodes cancelled|||
|Loose Women||ITV||Production suspended|||
|Magandang Buhay||ABS-CBN||Production suspended|||
|Mars Pa More||GMA Network||Production suspended|||
|The Mel Robbins Show||First run syndication||Production suspended|||
|Real Time with Bill Maher||HBO||Production suspended; resumed remotely on April 3|||
|Tamron Hall||First run syndication||Production suspended; partially resumed on March 30|||
|The Talk||CBS||Season ten production suspended on March 14; resumed remotely on March 30|||
|Tonight with Arnold Clavio||GMA News TV||Production suspended|||
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||NBC||Several March episodes cancelled; resumed remotely on March 30|||
|Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen||Bravo||Production suspended March 13 after Andy Cohen diagnosed with the disease and tested positive; resumed remotely on March 30|||
|The Wendy Williams Show||First run syndication||Production suspended|||
|7de Laan||SABC 2||Filming suspended|||
|Ackley Bridge||Channel 4||Series four production postponed|||
|All Rise||CBS||Production suspended|||
|American Crime Story||FX||Season three production suspended|||
|American Housewife||ABC||Season four production suspended|||
|Anak Langit||SCTV||Production suspended|||
|Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday||GMA Network||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by Kambal, Karibal|||
|Ang Probinsyano||ABS-CBN||Season seven production suspended, replaced temporarily by May Bukas Pa|||
|Ang sa Iyo ay Akin||ABS-CBN||Series was due to premiere on March 23, 2020 but postponed to a later date, replaced temporarily by Got to Believe|||
|Animal Kingdom||TNT||Season five production suspended|||
|Around the World in 80 Days||BBC
|Atlanta||FX||Season three production postponed|||
|Back to the Rafters||Prime Video||Production suspended|||
|Banana Sundae||ABS-CBN||Production suspended|||
|Baptiste||BBC One||Series two production halted|||
|Barry||HBO||Season three pre-production suspended|||
|Batwoman||The CW||Production suspended|||
|Big Shot||Disney+||Production suspended|||
|The Big Sky||ABC||Production postponed after casting has wrapped up|||
|Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit||GMA Network||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by Ika-6 na Utos|||
|Billions||Showtime||Fifth season production suspended, set to air a partial season|||
|The Blacklist||NBC||Season seven production suspended after filming of the fifteenth episode|||
|Black Monday||Showtime||Second season production suspended, set to air a partial season|||
|Bob Hearts Abishola||CBS||Production suspended|||
|The Bold and the Beautiful||CBS||Season thirty-four production suspended|||
|The Bold Type||Freeform||Season four production suspended|||
|The Brides||ABC||Production and casting halted|||
|Britannia||Amazon Video||Production suspended|||
|Bull||CBS||Season four production suspended|||
|Call Me Kat||Fox||Production suspended|||
|Call the Midwife||BBC One||Series nine production suspended|||
|Carnival Row||Prime Video||Production suspended|||
|Casualty||BBC One||Series thirty-four production suspended|||
|Charmed||The CW||Season two production suspended|||
|Chicago Fire||NBC||Season eight production suspended, with filming twenty out of twenty-three episodes have completed|||
|Chicago Med||NBC||Season five production suspended|||
|Chicago P.D.||NBC||Season seven production suspended|||
|Coronation Street||ITV||Production suspended|||
|Days of Our Lives||NBC||Season fifty-five production suspended|||
|Descendants of the Sun||GMA Network||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by Encantadia|||
|Doctors||BBC One||Series twenty-one production suspended|||
|Doom Patrol||DC Universe
|Season two production suspended|||
|Dynasty||The CW||Season three production suspended|||
|EastEnders||BBC One||Production suspended|||
|Empire||Fox||Season six production suspended|||
|Euphoria||HBO||Season two filming was due to begin in the second quarter of 2020, but was postponed to a later date|||
|Fair City||RTÉ One||Production postponed|||
|The Falcon and the Winter Soldier||Disney+||Filming suspended|||
|Fargo||FX||Season four was due to premiere on April 19, 2020 but postponed to a later date as that season was filmed in 2018–19|||
|FBI||CBS||Season two production suspended|||
|Fear the Walking Dead||AMC||Season six post-production postponed|||
|For All Mankind||Apple TV+||Production suspended|||
|The Flash||The CW||Season six production suspended|||
|The Flight Attendant||HBO Max||Production suspended|||
|Foundation||Apple TV+||Pre-production wrapped up, filming postponed to a later date|||
|General Hospital||ABC||Season fifty-seven production suspended|||
|Genius||National Geographic||Production suspended|||
|Goede tijden, slechte tijden||RTL 4||Production suspended|||
|God Friended Me||CBS||Season two production suspended|||
|The Goldbergs||ABC||Season seven production suspended|||
|The Good Fight||CBS All Access||Production suspended|||
|Grace and Frankie||Netflix||Production suspended|||
|Grey's Anatomy||ABC||Season sixteen suspended, ending with twenty-one episodes out of the original twenty-five episode order.|||
|The Handmaid's Tale||Hulu||Production suspended|||
|Holby City||BBC One||Series twenty-two production suspended|||
|Hollyoaks||Channel 4||Production suspended|||
|Home and Away||Seven Network||Series thirty-three production suspended|||
|Kevin Can F*** Himself||AMC||Production suspended|||
|Last Man Standing||Fox||Season eight (second season on Fox) production suspended|||
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||NBC||Season twenty-one production suspended, ending with twenty episodes out of the original twenty-four episode order|||
|Legacies||The CW||Season two production suspended|||
|Line of Duty||BBC One||Series six started filming in February, then postponed|||
|Lisey's Story||Apple TV+||Production suspended|||
|Little America||Apple TV+||Production suspended|||
|The Lord of the Rings||Amazon Studios||Casting and pre-production suspended|||
|Love of My Life||GMA Network||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by My Husband's Lover|||
|Love Thy Woman||ABS-CBN||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by The Legal Wife|||
|Lucifer||Netflix||Filming of season five completed, premiere date postponed to a later date|||
|Magkaagaw||GMA Network||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by Ika-6 na Utos|||
|Make It with You||ABS-CBN||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by On the Wings of Love|||
|Mashin Sentai Kiramager||TV Asahi||Future episode production suspended|||
|The Morning Show||Apple TV+||Season two filming suspended|||
|Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet||Apple TV+||Season two already completed casting, production suspended|||
|Nancy Drew||The CW||Production suspended|||
|NCIS||CBS||Season seventeen production suspended|||
|NCIS: Los Angeles||CBS||Season eleven production suspended|||
|NCIS: New Orleans||CBS||Season six production suspended|||
|The Neighborhood||CBS||Season two was planned to film its season finale, but postponed and left with no choice|||
|Neighbours||10 Peach||Season thirty-six production suspended for two days|||
|New Amsterdam||NBC||Season two production suspended|||
|NeXt||Fox||Production suspended after crew member diagnosed with the disease and tested positive|||
|One Day at a Time||Pop||Season four production suspended|||
|The One Where They Got Back Together||HBO Max||Production postponed|||
|The Orville||Hulu||Production suspended|||
|The Oval||BET||Production suspended|||
|Pamilya Ko||ABS-CBN||Production suspended, replaced temporarily with 100 Days to Heaven|||
|Peaky Blinders||BBC One||Season six began pre-production but postponed|||
|Pobol y Cwm||S4C||Production suspended|||
|Power II: Ghost||Starz||Production suspended|||
|Power III: Raising Kanan||Starz||Production suspended|||
|Prank Encounters||Netflix||Production suspended|||
|Prima Donnas||GMA Network||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by Ika-6 na Utos|||
|Queen of the South||USA Network||Production suspended|||
|Queen Sugar||Oprah Winfrey Network||Production suspended|||
|The Resident||Fox||Season three production suspended|||
|RFDS||Seven Network||Production suspended|||
|The Righteous Gemstones||HBO||Production suspended|||
|River City||BBC One Scotland||Production suspended|||
|Riverdale||The CW||Season four production suspended|||
|Russian Doll||Netflix||Production suspended|||
|Rutherford Falls||Peacock||Production suspended|||
|Saturday Night Live||NBC||Season forty-five production suspended for three weeks|||
|School 2020||KBS||Filming postponed|||
|Schooled||ABC||Season two production suspended|||
|See||Apple TV+||Production suspended|||
|Servant||Apple TV+||Production suspended|||
|Shameless||Showtime||Season eleven production suspended|||
|A Soldier's Heart||ABS-CBN||Production suspended, replaced temporarily by I Am U and subsequently Wildflower|||
|Stranger Things||Netflix||Season four production suspended|||
|Succession||HBO||Season three pre-production suspended|||
|Supergirl||The CW||Season five production suspended|||
|Superman & Lois||The CW||Casting and pre-production wrapped up, filming postponed to a later date|||
|Supernatural||The CW||Season fifteen production suspended after filming of series finale halted temporarily|||
|Superstore||NBC||Season five production suspended, with filming twenty-one of the twenty-two episodes have completed|||
|Suspicion||Apple TV+||Production suspended|||
|S.W.A.T.||CBS||Season three production suspended|||
|Tokyo Vice||HBO Max||Production suspended|||
|Tooning Out The News||CBS All Access||Production suspended|||
|Tyler Perry's Young Dylan||Nickelodeon||Production suspended|||
|Untitled The Goonies pilot||Fox||Casting and pre-production completed, filming postponed to a later date|||
|Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock project||NBC||Casting and pre-production completed, filming postponed to a later date|||
|Varsity Blues||Quibi||Premiere date postponed to a later date|||
|Walker||The CW||Production postponed due to actor Jared Padalecki on filming of Supernatural series finale suspended, as he signed in for the role|||
|The Walking Dead||AMC||Season eleven production suspended, season ten to end prematurely by one episode. Original finale to air later in 2020.|||
|Wentworth||Fox Showcase||Season eight filming suspended|||
|The Wheel of Time||Prime Video||Production suspended|||
|The Witcher||Netflix||Production suspended|||
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|The Young and the Restless||CBS||Season forty-seven production suspended|||
|Young Sheldon||CBS||Season three production suspended|||
|Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway||ITV|||
|Australian Ninja Warrior||Nine Network|||
|Australian Survivor: All Stars Reunion||Network 10|||
|Big Brother Brasil||Rede Globo|||
|Big Brother Germany||Sat.1|||
|Big Brother Israel||Channel 13|||
|Dancing with the Stars Australia||Network 10|||
|Deutschland sucht den Superstar||RTL|||
|Italia's Got Talent||Sky Uno
|The Voice US||NBC|||
|Wie is de Mol?||AVROTROS|||
|Dr. Phil||First run syndication|||
|El Hormiguero||Antena 3|||
|The Greg Gutfeld Show||Fox News|||
|Jeremy Vine||Channel 5|||
|The Last Leg||Channel 4|||
|The Late Late Show||RTÉ One|||
|Live with Kelly and Ryan||First run syndication|||
|The Marilyn Denis Show||CTV|||
|The Project||Network 10|||
|Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell||ABC|||
|Strahan, Sara and Keke||ABC|||
|Studio 10||Network 10|||
|Zondag met Lubach||NPO 3|||
|All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite||TNT|||
|One Day at a Time||Pop|||
|Shortland Street||TVNZ 2|||
|WWE Friday Night SmackDown||Fox|||
|WWE Monday Night Raw||USA Network|||
|WWE NXT||USA Network|||