As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, an increasing number of TV series are delaying or suspending production. With the number of impacted shows growing each day, TheWrap felt it would be most informative to keep a running list.
Readers can find the roundup below, which we are updating as new information comes in.
Find the latest news on the late-night shows going without a live studio audience here and a list of conferences, events and festivals impacted here. See a list of movies affected here and sporting events here.
All Netflix production in the U.S. and Canada
Netflix put a two-week hiatus on all of its film and TV production in North America on Friday in response to government restrictions and health and safety precautions.
Warner Bros. Television series and pilots
“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. 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.”
16 Disney Television Studios pilots
“Adopted,” “The Big Leap,” “The Big Sky,” “The Brides,” “Harlem’s Kitchen,” “Home Economics,” “Kids Matter Now,” “My Village,” “Ordinary Joe,” “Prospect,” “Rebel,” “Thirtysomthing(else),” “Valley Trash,” “Work Wife,” “Wreckage” and the untitled comedy from Emily Kapnek and Dean Holland.
“Last Week Tonight” and “Real Time”
“As of Monday, March 16, ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ will both go on a temporary hiatus, due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic,” HBO said in a statement.
A new audience-less episode of “Real Time” will air Friday, and a shortened episode of “Last Week Tonight” will air Sunday.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely as the health and safety of our employees, guests and community is of the utmost importance.”
“Righteous Gemstones,” “Barry,” “Succession”
WarnerMedia Entertainment has suspended or delayed production on several of its shows.
“In response to the global emergency related to COVID-19, we are working closely with our creative teams to assess the status of each of our series in accordance with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local health and government officials. We will suspend production on some of our series currently filming and will delay those scheduled to start imminently. The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is our number one priority.”
“The Daily Show,” “Lights Out”
“Our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff. Beginning Monday, March 16th, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Lights Out with David Spade will temporarily suspend production as a precautionary measure. We will continue to closely monitor the situation per guidance issued by the CDC and public health authorities and hope to return Monday, March 30th.”
“Following the news that the CBS production offices and studios where Full Frontal with Samantha Bee tapes had been compromised, the show has gone on hiatus and will be dark the week of March 16. This move is being made out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and production is monitoring the situation closely to determine how quickly and safely the show can return.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ has determined it is in the best interest of the staff and crew to suspend production on the show beginning
Monday, March 16. We will continue to monitor this and hope to be back on the air with new shows Monday, March 30.”
“‘General Hospital’ will suspend production beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10. We don’t anticipate an interruption in the broadcast of original episodes.”
“The ‘Tamron Hall’ show has determined it is in the best interest of the staff and crew to suspend production on the show beginning Monday, March 16. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to be back on the air with new shows as soon as possible.”
The fourth season of “Snowfall,” Season 3 of “Atlanta,” the new installment of “Fargo” and the new drama series “Y” have all seen production postponed or delayed.
“The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Kevin Can F**k Himself”
“The Walking Dead,” currently in pre-production on Season 11, and “Kevin Can F**k Himself,” currently in pre-production on Season 1, will both postpone going into physical production at least three weeks. “Walking Dead” prequel “Fear the Walking Dead” is currently in production on Season 4, with a previously planned hiatus next week now extended for an additional three weeks.
The CW superhero series shut down production Friday due to concerns over coronavirus, with “The Flash” unit manager Brent Crowell announcing the news in a memo to cast and crew.
“Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “New Amsterdam,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and 29 other NBCUniversal shows currently in production
Where possible, NBCU is pausing production for two weeks as a precautionary measure, and in some cases accelerating plans to wrap up physical production, across all Universal Television, UCP, Universal Television Alternative Studios and First Run Syndication series, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap late Thursday.
An individual with knowledge tells TheWrap this amounts to 35 shows, including Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise and “Law & Order: SVU,” as well as “New Amsterdam” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
NBCUniversal is working with showrunners to assess the best plan of action and will determine an appropriate start date for those shows to go back into production following the pause, the insider said.
All Universal Television shows that hadn’t yet started production (“Russian Doll,” “Little America,” “Rutherford Falls”)
All Universal Television series that have yet to enter production, like the second seasons of “Russian Doll,” “Little America” and Season 1 of “Rutherford Falls” have delayed production, a person with knowledge of the decision told TheWrap.
“NCIS” franchise, CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight,” and some more CBS, Showtime and Paramount Television Studios productions
“Over the past few days, we began making decisions to temporarily postpone production on some of our pilots and current series,” CBS, Showti