List of TV shows that have suspended production

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  1. James Long

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    I hope they continue but last night's sounded like the last. The monologues are posted on YouTube.

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
    "This is a crisis that we have to face together... By staying as far apart as possible."
     
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    From The Hollywood Reporter 'Killing Eve' Premiere Moves Up to Fill in for 'Walking Dead'

    This is the kind of rescheduling we're going to see. In this case the launch of the AMC zombie spinoff series The Walking Dead: Beyond World has been postponed to the end of the year as a result of the pandemic.
     
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    I thought American Idol and Voice are live programming.

    Now that the Kentucky Derby has been postponed , suspended, or cancelled ; I am wondering what is the NFL going to do about the 2020 draft and schedule release?

    The major networks usually release fall schedules in May.
     
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  4. inkahauts

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    NFL draft is happening as scheduled. And there is no reason it shouldn’t.

    Schedule may need to wait till June or July till they know a few more things about the rams and raider stadium construction and if it will still be completed on time. Otherwise other than the question of it they will have fans I don’t see any reason to not schedule the games as usual.
     
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    Social spacing is a little hard to maintain on the playing and practice fields. :rolleyes:
     
  6. James Long

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    At home editions of Colbert return tonight. Fallon and Noah did at home editions last week. Noah needs an audience. I'm not sure how Colbert will do without an audience.

    I watched the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night. There are a lot of COVID-19 special programs lined up for the temporarily home bound.
     
  7. Rich

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    I watched Colbert at home. Wasn't pleasant. They all need audiences.

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    There was an article in the L.A. Times on Sunday that mentioned that, of the 50-something pilot shows the networks ordered for the 2020-21 season, only one had completed production before the shutdown. The networks have been ordering additional scripts for these shows, but nothing compares to being able to see an actual episode.

    Speculation at this point is that most network shows won't premiere until November, or even January.
     
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    Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week with John Oliver after back. No audiences obviously.

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  10. SamC

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    IMHO,

    - Triple Crown. Horse racing is still going on, mostly because no more workers are needed to conduct the races than are needed to maintain the horses anyway. Churchill Downs Inc, Stonarch, and NYRA, could have held their cards, but seem to have canceled just to get that live gate money for those days, the only days where live gate really even matters in that sport. Penny-wise and Pound-foolish, IMHO. A sports starved populace, and a gambling deprived sub-culture, could have been exposed to this sport, which I love, and the benefits could have been long-term.

    - Network schedule releases. Obviously there won't be a big party in NYC for the ad buyers and local station owners. Question is how many new shows are ready to go, and how many old shows can get film in the can by September. I think this year will be like those years where the writers or actors went on strike, and we may see reruns deep into the fall.

    - NFL. One big question is baseball. While, if Oakland is really dead, no teams share stadiums anymore, many share a common parking situation and cannot hold two games at once, or even two in one day. They need to know what baseball is doing and work on that.

    As to LA and LV, LA is no problem, the teams would just go back to their old venues if needed. LV is more of an issue. Sam Boyd Stadium is a dump, but if they are going fan-free, it would be fine, or they could play anywhere in LV. A HS field would be fine.

    I do not think you will see the London or Mexico City games this year.

    If you believe that the golf is really starting back, then Fox (US Open) and CBS (The Masters) each have a weekend where they really could only carry 1 PM games, or no games at all. Maybe they trade their afternoon package for that one weekend to NBC and take the night game?
     
  11. James Long

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    FYI: Saturday Night Live returns tonight with remote produced segments.
     
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    Are they worth watching?
     
  13. Rich

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    I keep trying to watch that show. Can't seem to get interested in it.

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  14. mrro82

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    SNL hasn't been good IMO since the early 90s with Farley and those guys were there.

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  15. James Long

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    It was a strange show, hosted appropriately by COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks. All prerecorded with special "at home" credits and logos. A lot of split screen routines including one that portrayed one company's first Zoom meeting. Weekend Update was done with an invited online audience. Not their worst show in recent history.

    Overall I believe the comedy shows still in production have done well. Colbert's first three days at home were rough but I don't believe he planned to do others at the time. The extension of "work from home" led to better shows. Fallon has done well with his kids involved. It has made all of them try to figure out how to be funny without the instant feedback of an audience. or how to be funny without the audience laughing and telling the home viewer that what was said was funny.

    The group think of a studio audience that was prepped to be energetic and engaged in the show laughing at weak jokes helps the show. Home viewers may not think the joke was funny, but when they hear the laughter they think they are the outlier. Without a studio audience it all falls to the viewer - even if they think something is funny they may not laugh because they don't hear audience reaction. The "shared experience" is lost without the studio audience.

    It reminds me of MASH, which was filmed without an audience and had one dubbed in later. The DVD sets came with the option to turn off the laugh track. One episode aired without a laugh track - which was more like the humor of today. Trying to be funny with a serious subject.

    SNL has a strange sense of humor. After 9-11 when they restarted the show Loren asked if the show could be funny - the response "why start now". That got a laugh and the show goes on. It may not be your type of humor. Fallon and Colbert attract different audiences as do the other hosts. Hopefully there is something for everyone.
     
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    Superstore ended with an episode "California (Part 1)". I believe a Part 2 was supposed to follow this season with the exit of America Ferrera's character leaving the show and moving to California.

    America also was pregnant and just given birth in May to her second child. It would have been great if they followed with an episode like the Parks and Recreation reunion episode where all the characters are in different places. Maybe the rest of the cast could have done while America was pregnant.

    Maybe after one episode with Ferrerra, I assume Dina played by Lauren Ash will be the main lead, but also could see more a role for the Sandra played by Kaliko Kauahi. Dina makes the most sense, but part of the show's appeal to some viewers was the minority lead character.

    The show already had a plot with one of the characters, Mateo, being taken away by ICE. Would be great to see some cameo presences of political figures (like AOC) like how Parks and Rec used to do when it once had Biden appear on the show. Or more storylines with somewhat current events like protestors, looting, and of course, covid. It will be interesting to see how this show picks up.
     
  17. James Long

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    The writers have a plan for character Amy's departure from the show. In a way I am happy to see them stick to the script and not go off book just to fill time on TV.

    There is a certain level of politics on the show - mostly the politics of working in retail, but immigration and unions have played a major plot point. I'd rather not see them become a ripped from the headline show. The idea is to be a light comedy. Amy's decision at the end of the season whether or not to play the race card to get the job is an interesting conflict. And her decision whether or not to take a job away from Jonah is another interesting conflict. But the writers present these conflicts with humor ... I'm not sure how more serious real life issues can be laughed off.

    I did appreciate the dedications they made at the end of the season to the real superstore employees who (as essential employees) were keeping stores running often at less desirable wages. I worked in retail for about 10 years ... Many of the people I worked with could be characters on Superstore ... Many of the situations I worked through could be storylines on Superstore. There are many Easter eggs and running gags built in to the show. I'd hate to see a fun show destroyed by becoming too serious.
     

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