LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A number of television shows have temporarily halted production in Southern California amid the COVID-19 surge.
Warner Brothers Television confirmed Thursday that the CBS series “Mom,” “B Positive,” “Bob Hearts Abishola,” along with the Showtime drama “Shameless” and Netflix’s “You” will not resume filming next week as scheduled, Variety reported. The studio is aiming for a return the following week but will evaluate as conditions evolve.READ MORE: LA City Parks Offering Free Grab-And-Go Lunches For Children, Teens Through August 9
Universal TV has also halted filming on six shows, according to multiple media reports: NBC’s “Mr. Mayor,” “Kenan,” “Good Girls” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” HBO Max’s “Hacks” and Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever.” A Jan. 11 return date is tentatively planned for those shows, with the exception of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which is expected to resume shooting after Jan. 18.
A total of 16 shows produced by Walt Disney-owned 20th Television and ABC Signature have extended production hiatuses. Those shows are Fox’s “911,” “Lone Star,” “Last Man Standing” and “The Orville,” FX’s “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” “American Horror Story” and “Mayans,” ABC’s “American Housewife,” “Black-ish,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Rebel,” “Station 19” and “Mixed-ish,” NBC’s “This is Us,” Disney Plus’ “Big Shot” and Hulu’s “Love, Victor.”
ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and Netflix’s “Atypical,” which were slated to resume production next week, will not restart until the following week. Those shows are produced by Sony Pictures Television. The popular syndicated game shows “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” — also produced by Sony — are planning to resume shooting the week of Jan. 11 as previously scheduled.READ MORE: FBI Investigating After Vehicle Explodes In Montclair Causing Power Outage
Variety reported earlier this week that the CBS Studios productions “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Seal Team,” “Why Women Kill” and “Diary of a Future President” extended their holiday hiatus by one week, until Jan. 11.
Los Angeles County public health officials are urging production companies to “strongly consider” going on temporary hiatus amid a surge that has left hospitals struggling to keep up with coronavirus patients.
Film activity is permitted to continue, with safety protocols, under state and local COVID-19 health restrictions.
Continued filming operations made headlines recently thanks to a Sherman Oaks restaurant owner’s viral video rant, blasting health officials for shutting down her outdoor dining patio while allowing a film crew to set up an outdoor catering tent across the street to serve food to crew members.MORE NEWS: Aiden Leos, Boy Killed In Road Rage Shooting, To Receive Memorial Plaque At Orange County Zoo
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