Coronavirus Replace: Each TV Present, Film, Sport, and Main Occasion Canceled As a consequence of COVID-19

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The coronavirus global pandemic continues to unfold, with over 300,000 recognized circumstances worldwide. In the USA, many state and native governments have been closing faculties, shutting down eating places and nightclubs, and inspiring residents to observe the Heart for Illness Management’s suggestion for “social distancing” as a method to sluggish the unfold of the illness and save lives. An unprecedented variety of public occasions and productions have been canceled, and no business has been left untouched.

The leisure world has seen TV productions come to a halt, film premiere dates delayed, and main occasions just like the Cannes Movie Competition, E3, and Broadway musicals all postponed or canceled in response to the information. The sports activities world has additionally been closely impacted, as leagues just like the NBA, NHL, and MLB have all postponed or canceled their seasons of gameplay. The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have additionally been postponed, together with the Cannes Movie Competition. Moreover, many theme parks, together with Disney and Common’s areas, are being closed down for the month of March in an effort to sluggish the unfold of the virus.

Learn on for an up to date roundup of the entire entertainment-related occasions which have been affected by the outbreak to date, and bookmark this web page for extra updates to return.

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Late-night reveals

After a number of New York-based late night time reveals introduced their plans to eradicate reside audiences, many have now suspended in-studio manufacturing altogether. Exhibits like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and daytime’s The Wendy Williams Show all paused manufacturing.

Jimmy Kimmel Live was initially anticipated to proceed with manufacturing, sans a reside viewers, however following its episode with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg guest-hosting before a mostly empty studio, the community introduced it might droop manufacturing on the late-night present.

Trevor Noah additionally revealed by way of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah‘s Twitter account that it might be suspending manufacturing for the week of March 16 in an try to stick to social distancing suggestions.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee additionally went on hiatus beginning March 16, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver can be signing off for an indefinite amount of time, and Late Late Show with James Corden was additionally suspended after an announcement by the host on March 13.

Many have now adapted to delivering at-home monologues.

The Dr. OuncesShow

The Dr. Oz Show has halted manufacturing after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, Selection studies. The staffer was recognized on March 18, which was the final day the syndicated discuss present filmed in-studio. Though the staffer works within the workplace and by no means goes into the studio, they suspended manufacturing as a precaution. The present will proceed to air new episodes each day because of back-logged episodes, and Dr. Mehmet Oz may also movie remotely from his dwelling in an effort to cowl the most recent developments.

Pals Reunion

Filming on the untitled Friends reunion slated for the launch of HBO Max has been postponed till Might on account of coronavirus, Deadline reported on Wednesday, March 18. As previously reported, unique solid members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc are all on board for the unscripted occasion, meant to assist usher in Pals reruns on the brand new streaming service. HBO Max is about to launch the service in Might; if the brand new schedule holds, the Pals reunion can be produced and prepared in time for launch. However with federal and state mandates limiting gatherings, and the scenario changing minute by minute, the brand new timeline may even see additional changes.

Cleaning soap Operas

Manufacturing on sure daytime cleaning soap operas has been suspended within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. CBS’ The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful each halted production on Tuesday, March 17, for 2 weeks, Deadline reported.

Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp creator Emily Andras revealed on March 16 that SYFY’s western horror collection would briefly droop manufacturing to abide by native well being protocols. “We’re briefly shutting down manufacturing,” she wrote in a tweet. “We’re positive that is merely a blip, however we should observe Albert well being protocols. The protection of our solid and crew is of paramount significance to us.” Nonetheless, she additionally promised followers, “We can be again Earping it up for you as quickly as it’s protected to take action. As a result of we’re all in.”

Saturday Evening Reside

Saturday Night Live has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, Deadline studies. The information comes after a earlier report from Selection indicating that the sketch comedy collection would postpone its next three shows. SNL was beforehand scheduled to return with a brand new episode on Saturday, March 28, with John Kransinski internet hosting and Dua Lipa because the musical visitor of the night.

Final Man Standing and The Orville

Last Man Standing was hoping to wrap taping of its eighth season on Tuesday, March 17, however has determined to droop manufacturing in response to the unfold of coronavirus, Deadline studies. Having already put the breaks on utilizing a reside viewers for the finale, the studio that produces the present, DTS’ 20th Century Fox TV, has postponed manufacturing simply days earlier than the ultimate taping. Producers are stated to be “leaving the door open,” per Deadline, to coming again to complete the episode. Elsewhere at Disney TV Studios, manufacturing on The Orville is on hiatus for 3 weeks. The area dramedy, which transferring from its unique community dwelling, Fox, to Hulu for its upcoming third season, was, like Final Man Standing, one of many few remaining collection that had not shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak, but it surely pulled the plug hours after California’s governor ordered bars, restaurants and gyms to close.

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The Handmaid’s Story

Deadline studies that production on Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale has been briefly suspended on account of considerations over the latest unfold of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. The present, which movies in Toronto, has but to announce whether or not this suspension will delay its deliberate fall premiere date.

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Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Story

In the present day

Al Roker and Craig Melvin sat out from Today on Monday after an worker on the third hour of the NBC morning present examined constructive for coronavirus. Co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced the news on Monday’s present. “Each are superb proper now, they really feel good, however warning is the order of the day,” Guthrie stated of Roker and Melvin. In an announcement launched by In the present day, NBC Information President Noah Oppenheim stated that the worker who examined constructive “is experiencing gentle signs and receiving medical care.” NBC studies that each one members of the editorial group for the third hour of In the present day had been requested to make money working from home on Monday whereas the corporate recognized staffers who labored in shut contact with the worker.

NBC News beforehand introduced on March 11 that the morning information program would forego its customary viewers within the wake of the pandemic. “The protection of our company and workers is our high precedence,” the assertion learn. “As a precautionary measure, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, we’ve determined to droop reside audiences for In the present day and In the present day with Hoda & Jenna & Pals. Per steering from New York Metropolis officers, the corporate is hoping to do its half to assist to lower the speed of transmission in our communities. Our reveals will proceed filming on their common schedule, and at present, there can be no affect on air dates.”

Amazon Exhibits

Amazon’s anticipated Lord of the Rings collection has suspended manufacturing for 2 weeks, starting on March 16. The New Zealand Herald studies {that a} memo was despatched to 800 solid and crew members on March 15 explaining that the choice was precautionary and that nobody ought to “report back to the set or to the studio with out the categorical permission of your supervisor.” Actor Orlando Bloom additionally revealed in a social media post that manufacturing on his Amazon fantasy drama, Carnival Row, was suspended. On March 16, Variety additionally reported that Amazon Studios had determined to halt manufacturing and finish the season of Love Island France, which was filming in South Africa. The season’s first episode premiered March 2.

BBC Exhibits

Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty grew to become the primary BBC reveals to droop manufacturing on March 16, Deadline studies. “In mild of the unfold of Covid-19, after a lot consideration, the producers Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Facet Productions of Peaky Blinders S6 have postponed filming, and World Productions on Line of Responsibility S6 have suspended filming, each in session with and supported by the BBC,” learn an announcement from a spokesperson for the community. “We are going to proceed to evaluate all productions on a case-by-case foundation and can proceed to observe the most recent information and recommendation from the Overseas Workplace, World Well being Group and Public Well being England.”

Netflix Originals, together with Stranger Issues

As of March 13, Netflix had shut down all TV and movie productions within the U.S. and Canada, together with the streamer’s in style collection Stranger Things, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. The choice got here sooner or later after manufacturing on Grace and Frankie‘s ultimate season was placed on maintain, per Deadline. “To make sure the well being and security of our solid and crew, Skydance has briefly suspended filming for Grace and Frankie, the collection,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

Deadline reported that productions filming outdoors North America can be assessed on a case-by-case foundation. And on March 16, the trade reported that manufacturing on The Witcher Season 2, which was filming outdoors London, was shut down for 2 weeks. With this resolution, The Witcher grew to become the primary main TV manufacturing within the U.Okay. to be halted because of coronavirus.

Disney+ Marvel Exhibits, together with MCU spin-offs

On March 10, Disney+ shut down manufacturing on its Marvel collection The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, because the Czech Republic placed restrictions on travel and occasions, and closed its faculties on account of COVID-19 considerations. There isn’t a phrase but on if the present will revisit Prague to complete capturing.

On March 14, Variety reported Marvel Studios paused manufacturing on the remainder of its Disney+ collection, which incorporates Loki and WandaVision. For reveals at present in manufacturing, the work will proceed remotely.

Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan

With a surge in circumstances 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. Efficient as of March 13, the hiatus will final at the least one week. All of the scripts on the 2 reveals have already been accomplished.

AMC Exhibits, together with The Strolling Lifeless franchise

Deadline studies that Fear the Walking Dead can be halting manufacturing, whereas the flagship The Walking Dead is pushing its pre-production again by a couple of month, to April 13. Upcoming comedy Kevin Can F— Himself‘s manufacturing can be pushed again roughly the identical period of time. The Strolling Lifeless writers room will stay open with writers working remotely on the brand new season.

The Strolling Lifeless spin-off, The Walking Dead: World Beyond has additionally been affected by the virus. AMC had initially set the premiere date for The Strolling Lifeless: World Past for Sunday, April 12 however introduced on its official Twitter page on Friday, March 20 that the present’s debut can be pushed again to an indefinite date later this 12 months.

FX Productions

A number of sources report that FX has halted manufacturing on Snowfall, and new collection Y for 2 weeks. Atlanta filming is on maintain indefinitely whereas Fargo Season Four manufacturing has been postponed. Because of delay in manufacturing, Fargo additionally pushed again its Season Four launch date. With two episodes left to shoot, Fargo will not premiere its fourth season on Sunday, April 19th. “A brand new premiere date can be decided as soon as manufacturing resumes,” FX stated in an announcement, confirming the present wouldn’t premiere for the 2020 Emmy Awards cycle.

Apple TV+

Within the wake of President Donald Trump saying a nationwide emergency within the U.S. because of the unfold of COVID-19, all Apple TV+ collection at present in manufacturing have been placed on maintain and filming has suspended, Deadline studies. This consists of second seasons of The Morning Show, Servant, See, and For All Mankind, in addition to new collection Lisey’s Story, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, and Basis.

Basis beforehand suspended manufacturing in Eire, Deadline reported on March 12. The collection, which stars Lee Pace and Jared Harris, is an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi novels. The transfer follows an announcement from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday that set limits on the scale of mass gatherings in an effort to sluggish the unfold of coronavirus. Based on Deadline, Basis is Eire’s largest-scale manufacturing ever.

Warner Bros. TV

Warner Bros. TV shut down manufacturing on a lot of its reveals at present in or about to start manufacturing on March 13. The studio did not identify any of the postponed productions, however in keeping with Deadline, they embody Young Sheldon, The Bachelorette, Supergirl, and plenty of extra. A number of of the studio’s reveals had already halted manufacturing, together with Supernatural, The Flash and Riverdale, which suspended manufacturing on Wednesday after a crew member came into contact with a coronavirus patient.

“With the quickly altering occasions associated to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of warning, Warner Bros. Tv Group is halting manufacturing on a few of our 70+ collection and pilots at present filming or about to start,” a studio spokesperson stated Friday in an announcement to Entertainment Weekly. “There have been no confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 on any of our productions, however the well being and security of our workers, casts and crews stays our high precedence. Throughout this time, we are going to proceed to observe the steering of the Facilities for Illness Management in addition to native officers and public well being professionals in every metropolis the place our productions are primarily based.”

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Chris Harrison and Clare Crawley, The Bachelor

Pilot Season

Each NBC Common and Disney Studios have halted manufacturing on all of their TV pilots being filmed for the networks’ upcoming Upfronts season, in keeping with Deadline. Whereas the entire main networks have canceled their reside shows in Might, delaying the pilot filming schedule might jeopardize the video presentation plans as nicely.

Sony Productions

Sony has halted European manufacturing on Wheel of Time. The difference of Robert Jordan’s fantasy series was capturing in in Prague. The crew is on standby in hopes that they’ll be capable of resume manufacturing in a pair weeks. Stateside, Sony TV has pulled the plug on The Goldbergs and its spin-off Schooled, per Variety. On March 16, Deadline reported that S.W.A.T. would even be suspending manufacturing after wrapping the penultimate episode of the season.

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Hallmark Channel

Crown Media has halted manufacturing on Hallmark Channel’s in style daytime life-style program Home and Family in addition to the community’s upcoming slate of unique films, Deadline reported March 13. House and Household, which movies in Los Angeles, will go darkish for at the least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. Repeats will air whereas the present is on hiatus.

CBS TV Exhibits

CBS TV Studios additionally reportedly stopped manufacturing on a number of of its in style dramas, together with NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bull, Dynasty, and The Good Fight, Deadline reported March 12. Per their reporting, among the reveals had been invited to complete their present episode, the place doable, however there could also be extra halts forward for different CBS TV Studios productions. Some packages which have an episode or two left on their season could discontinue capturing and wrap for the season. In the meantime, The Neighborhood will movie its ultimate episode for the season subsequent week and not using a reside studio viewers.

In an announcement supplied to Deadline, CBS TV Studios stated, “Over the previous few days, we started making selections to briefly postpone manufacturing on a few of our pilots and present collection. Presently, we’re evaluating conditions on a case-by-case foundation, knowledgeable by the most effective info from well being consultants and authorities officers. Some productions could proceed so long as they don’t contain reside audiences and/or environments which are thought-about in danger. The protection and welfare of our manufacturing group is our high precedence.”

NBCUniversal Exhibits, together with One Chicago

NBCUniversal has additionally pressed pause on manufacturing of TV reveals throughout its manufacturing subsidiaries, together with Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, Law & Order: SVU, New Amsterdam, FBI, Angelyne, The Kelly Clarkson Show. According to Deadline, the cease order impacts nearly three dozen reveals.

In an announcement supplied to the positioning on March 12, an NBCUniversal spokesperson stated, “The protection and well being of our solid, crew and workers is our high precedence. The place doable, we’re pausing manufacturing for 2 weeks as a precautionary measure, following which we are going to reassess and decide an acceptable begin date. In some circumstances, we’re accelerating plans to wrap up bodily manufacturing.” Per Deadline’s reporting, the One Chicago reveals could not return to manufacturing once more this spring to finish the remaining episodes for this season.

In the meantime, late on March 13, actress America Ferrara confirmed manufacturing on Superstore‘s fifth season has additionally been halted. “In the present day is unexpectedly my final day capturing on Superstore for this season,” the actress, who was set to depart the show at the end of Season 5, introduced in an Instagram story. “We’re shutting down manufacturing, as they’re all reveals on the Common lot.”

A supply revealed to TV Line on March 14 that the NBC present won’t be able to movie its deliberate Season 5 finale, and the 21st episode that wrapped on Friday will now function the ultimate episode of the season. As such, it is unclear how Ferrera’s character’s story can be wrapped, however the actress hinted she may return in Season 6 to offer her character a correct goodbye.

On March 19, Selection reported {that a} crew member on CBS’ FBI: Most Needed had tested positive for Coronavirus. The present was one of many NBCUniversal productions to have shut down on March 12, and the crew member had final been on set on March 11. Based on the report, NBCU claimed the crew member in query had solely been involved with six to 10 individuals whereas contaminated, one thing a supply disputed to Selection.

FBI: Most Needed director Lexi Alexander additionally spoke out towards NBCU’s dealing with of the problem on Twitter and to Selection, saying she was advised since she wasn’t exhibiting signs she was “most likely superb” even supposing COVID-19 will be transmitted asymptomatically. Along with her considerations about transmitting the virus on set, noting that on the final day of manufacturing alone she was involved with 80 to 90 individuals, Alexander additionally shared her considerations about NBCU permitting everybody to journey after the manufacturing shut down with out warning them that they might be contaminated. “Even when they simply had a suspicion why did not they inform us earlier than all of us flew dwelling?” Alexander stated. “If they might’ve advised us there was a suspicion, I might’ve remoted myself.”

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Giacomo Gianniotti and Ellen Pompeo, Gray’s Anatomy

Disney Tv Studios, together with Grey’s Anatomy

Gray’s Anatomy, produced by ABC Studios, has shut down manufacturing for at the least two weeks, in keeping with Deadline. The present had reportedly simply wrapped Episode 21 of their 25-episode season. Showrunner Krista Vernoff and fellow government producers Debbie Allen and James D. Parriott introduced the shutdown, saying, “This resolution was made to make sure the well being and security of the entire solid and crew and the security of our family members outdoors of labor, and it was made in accordance with Mayor Garcetti’s suggestion that we not collect in teams of greater than 50.”

As of March 14, Disney Tv Studios has additionally halted manufacturing on a lot of different reveals, according to Deadline. The checklist consists of: 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 Basic Hospital.

Live with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Phil, and Tamron Hall

Per Variety, The discuss reveals Reside with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Phil, and Tamron Corridor have all determined to movie with out studio audiences, following within the footsteps of In the present day, The View, The Speak, and NY-based late night time discuss reveals.

America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, and The Price is Right

Deadline studies that American Ninja Warrior and The Worth Is Proper has suspended filming for the following two weeks. In the meantime, America’s Obtained Expertise has canceled remaining tapings in entrance of reside studio audiences that had been imagined to be taped from March 13 to March 17.

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ViacomCBS Exhibits, together with One Day at a Time

ViacomCBS can be firing up the snicker tracks for a lot of of its reveals because it has ordered a number of collection that usually movie earlier than reside studio audiences to shoot on closed units. Pop TV’s One Day at a Time has already been capturing earlier than empty seats since Tuesday, MTV’s Ridiculousness will do the identical starting Thursday, and Comedy Central’s Lights Out with David Spade and Tosh.0 will exclude viewers members beginning Monday.

The Speak

On March 12, CBS introduced that The Talk would start filming and not using a reside viewers beginning on Monday, March 16. “Presently, no disruptions to the on-air schedules are anticipated. We are going to proceed to observe the scenario, because the well being and security of our viewers and manufacturing staffs is our high precedence,” learn an announcement from the community obtained by Deadline.

Movie star Race Throughout the World

Manufacturing on this BBC One journey actuality present was postponed on March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The present, a spin-off of Race Throughout the World, will function 4 celebrities who race a pal or member of the family across the globe with out air journey or different fashionable parts like cell telephones or bank cards.

In a statement to Deadline, a BBC Spokesperson stated, “Celebrity Race Throughout the World entails contestants travelling throughout a lot of completely different international locations, and provided that official recommendation in relation to particular international locations is regularly altering according to the unfold of Covid-19, Studio Lambert has determined to delay manufacturing on this collection in session with and supported by the BBC. We are going to proceed to evaluate all productions on a case by case foundation following the most recent information and recommendation from the Overseas Workplace, World Well being Organisation and Public Well being England.”

Little Fires Everywhere Premiere

TV Information has confirmed that Hulu has opted to cancel the premiere occasion of its new collection Little Fires Everywhere, starring and government produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. The premiere screening and social gathering had been scheduled to happen March 12 in Los Angeles.

The community launched an announcement relating to the cancellation, saying, “As you’re all conscious, the present state of affairs has altered the each day lives of many individuals, together with our solid and crew. After listening to from a lot of you, and out of an abundance of warning, we’re canceling tomorrow’s Little Fires All over the place premiere screening and celebration. We’re extraordinarily happy with this collection and may’t wait to share it with you when it debuts on Hulu on March 18. Thanks on your understanding.”

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

On March 11, producers of Ellen, the most well-liked daytime discuss present, revealed its plans to forego a reside studio viewers, starting Monday, March 16. The present had already filmed episodes to air via Friday, March 13.

“With the quickly altering nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, and out of concern for our viewers attending The Ellen DeGeneres Present, Telepictures will droop viewers attendance throughout tapings efficient Monday, March 16,” a spokesperson for Telepictures stated in an announcement to Deadline. “This short-term measure can be reviewed on an ongoing foundation and won’t affect the manufacturing schedule of Ellen.

The View

Like different packages with reside audiences, The View can be being affected by the coronavirus often called COVID-19. The favored ABC discuss present is now filming without a studio audience, a primary for this system. “That is unprecedented, this has by no means occurred on The View,” Whoopi Goldberg stated, noting that even after the present returned following 9/11, it nonetheless featured a reside viewers.

On Thursday, March 12, Variety reported that co-host Joy Behar can be taking at the least every week off from the present to guard herself from the unfold of the virus.


Survivor simply kicked off Season 40 just a few weeks earlier than the coronavirus was deemed a pandemic, however the coronavirus has stalled production on Season 41 and Season 42. Entertainment Weekly obtained a letter host and government producer Jeff Probst despatched to Survivor crew members that confirmed the present wouldn’t start filming the brand new seasons on March 18 in Fiji. The manufacturing has been postponed till roughly Might 19, in keeping with the letter, however that’s topic to vary close to progress in containing the COVID-19 outbreak. The delay could not have an effect on the present’s premiere plans, nevertheless, as a result of Probst additionally stated that when filming is cleared to start, the plan remains to be to movie each seasons again to again.

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Amber Brkich Mariano, Jeff Probst, Survivor: Winners at Struggle


A crew member who labored on Fox’s upcoming science-fiction drama NeXt has examined constructive for the coronavirus. Per Variety, the studio and manufacturing firm at the moment are investigating which members of the solid and crew could have been uncovered to the affected person earlier than the present wrapped manufacturing in Chicago in early March.

Trish Regan Primetime

The cable information present Trish Regan Primetime is happening hiatus, the Fox Enterprise Community introduced March 13. The community can be benching its present Kennedy, which airs an hour after at 9 p.m. Though the Fox Enterprise community stated each reveals are coming to a halt because of the demand of coronavirus protection, the choice additionally comes simply days after Regan accused Democrats and the “liberal media” of exaggerating the hazards surrounding the unfold of the coronavirus to make President Trump look dangerous.

Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune

TV’s most iconic recreation reveals can be filming with out reside audiences as nicely. Variety reported on March 9 that each reveals can be filming via mid-April and can go and not using a reside viewers for the filming stretch. The choice was made not solely to guard viewers company but in addition Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, who’s immunocompromised on account of his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

The Amazing Race

CBS’s hit actuality competitors collection shut down production on Season 33 on Feb. 28. The collection had already filmed three episodes and noticed contestants go to Scotland and England. It is at present unknown when manufacturing will resume.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru

Common has pushed back the premiere of Minions: The Rise of Gru, which was scheduled for theatrical launch on July 3. “In response to the severity of the scenario in France, we’re briefly closing our Illumination Mac Guff studio in Paris,” Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri stated in an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter. “With this resolution we’re abiding by the French Authorities’s pointers and doing every part doable to sluggish the unfold of the virus as we take care of our artists and their households. This implies we can be unable to complete Minions: The Rise of Gru in time for our deliberate international releases in late June and early July. Whereas all of us grapple with the enormity of this disaster, we should put the security and safety of our workers above all. We expect to find a brand new launch date for the return of Gru and the Minions.”

Avatar Sequels

Manufacturing on James Cameron‘s upcoming sequels toAvatarhas been delayed. Producer Jon Landau confirmed the news to the New Zealand Herald and stated that he doesn’t know when filming will resume on the 4 movies. “We try to monitor all this and have a look at issues and take into consideration what’s in the most effective curiosity of our crew. I name it our Avatar household,” Landau stated. “That’s actually paramount to us above something.” Work on digital results for the movies will proceed at Weta. Presently, Avatar 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, with Avatar 3 following on Dec. 22, 2023, Avatar 4 due on Dec. 19, 2025, and Avatar 5 hitting theaters on Dec. 17, 2027.

Black Widow

Marvel’s Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson has been delayed. The film, which is the long-awaited solo movie for Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, was scheduled to hit theaters on Might 1. It is at present unclear when it will likely be launched and the way this delay will have an effect on Marvel’s launch schedule. Marvel plans out its releases very rigorously due to the interconnected nature of its movies, and whereas the occasions of Black Widow happen after the occasions of Captain America: Civil Struggle and Natasha died to save lots of the universe in Avengers: Endgame, it is nonetheless doable for the movie to have connective tissue with future Marvel films. Presently, Eternals is slated for November and Shang-Chi is scheduled to be launched in February 2021. Pushing Black Widow might probably push these dates as nicely.

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Film Theaters

Whereas all theaters in massive cities like New York and Los Angeles have been suggested to close down, some film chains have closed nationwide. On March 17, Regal Cinemas closed down all their theaters in any location as a precaution, Deadline studies. All theaters will stay closed till additional discover. AMC also announced on March 16 that it might shut down all of its theaters for six to 12 weeks because of the coronavirus, per Selection, citing the CDC’s newest suggestion that People shouldn’t collect in teams of greater than 10 individuals.

In the meantime, Alamo Drafthouse’s corporate-owned and franchise theaters shut down until further notice, the corporate introduced March 16 on their web site. Solely the Winchester, Virginia, location stays open in the interim. All reveals have been canceled and tickets are being refunded. Within the U.Okay., Cineworld and Odeon Cinemas have additionally shut their doorways.

Warner Bros. Movies

Warner Bros. has halted production on The Matrix 4, Deadline studies. The anticipated sequel was filming in Berlin. Taking pictures on the movie, which is co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, is predicted to renew at a later date. The anticipated sequel will see Keanu Reeves reprise his position as Neo, alongside Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.

Warner Bros. can be delaying manufacturing on the third installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was scheduled to begin filming in the U.K. on March 16, per Selection. It’s unclear at the moment whether or not it will impact the scheduled launch date of the movie, which can as soon as once more star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, and Dan Fogler.

As well as, manufacturing on The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson because the titular superhero has been shut down for two weeks, as detailed by Selection. The film has been filming in London and was scheduled to start capturing in Liverpool quickly, however Warner Bros. has determined to close down manufacturing in the course of the location change. It’s unknown at the moment if it will impact the movie’s launch date, which is at present scheduled for June 25, 2021.

The Card Counter

Paul Schrader‘s The Card Counter halted manufacturing after an actor examined constructive for coronavirus. Deadline reported that the actor flew in from LA to shoot just a few scenes, however after testing constructive, the crew and solid had been despatched dwelling 5 days out from finishing filming. The Card Counter, a saga a couple of gambler attempting to straighten out a younger man bent on revenge, stars Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, and Tiffany Haddish.

Sony Footage

Sony has halted manufacturing on a lot of its movies. The newest is Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, which paused filming within the U.Okay. for a two-week hiatus starting the weekend of March 14-15, according to Deadline. Beforehand, the studio had suspended production on the Kevin HartWoody Harrelson comedy The Man From Toronto; horror movie Shrine; and the World Struggle II film The Nightingale, starring sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning. Prep was halted on The Man From Toronto, which is filming Atlanta, and manufacturing on Shrine has been halted for 4 weeks in Boston. In the meantime, The Nightingale was in pre-production, and the delay shouldn’t have an effect on the movie, which is scheduled to be launched at Christmas.

As well as, Sony Footage Classics has delayed the release of The Climb, which made its debut at Cannes Movie Competition final 12 months. The biking comedy, which stars Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, was scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on March 20.


Sylvester Stallone‘s new film Samaritan is happening a minimal two-week hiatus, Deadline reports. The challenge, which follows a younger boy (Euphoria actor and Junior Olympic boxing prodigy Javon “Wanna” Walton) who units out to find if a mythic superhero who vanished 20 years earlier remains to be alive, was filming in Atlanta.

Disney Productions

Disney paused manufacturing on forthcoming movies together with The Little Mermaid, House Alone, Peter Pan & Wendy, Shrunk, Ridley Scott’s The Final Duel, Marvel’s Shang-Chi, and Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Deadline reported that, whereas no circumstances of COVID-19 had been discovered on units, Disney paused manufacturing out of an abundance of warning, with far-reaching ramifications for most of the tasks. Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid adaptation was set to start out filming in the course of the third week in March London; Ridley Scott’s The Final Duel was placed on indefinite hiatus earlier than a shoot in Eire, sending the director into an modifying room to assemble what little bit of footage he was capable of collect over the few weeks it was in manufacturing. As of March 13, it is nonetheless slated to be launched within the U.S. on Christmas.

Common Productions

Common has additionally paused manufacturing on its live-action movies. Per Variety, manufacturing on Jurassic World: Dominion, Flint Sturdy, and the untitled Billy Eichner challenge, which was scheduled to start manufacturing this month, have all gone on hiatus. It’s unclear for the way lengthy or if it will have an effect on the movies’ releases dates. Jurassic World 3 is scheduled to be launched in June 2021.


Blumhouse has suspended manufacturing on its thriller Vengeance, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which was two weeks into manufacturing, was written by The Workplace‘s B.J. Novak. It’s his directorial debut.

The Secret Backyard

Studiocanal has moved the discharge date of its adaptation of The Secret Backyard from April Three to August 14. In an announcement provided to Deadline, the corporate defined, “A movie that almost all actually appeals to a household and older viewers, the studio has has taken the choice to maneuver out of a probably high-risk interval because the coronavirus scenario continues to escalate.” The movie stars Colin Firth and Julie Walters and relies upon the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book of the identical identify.

Mulan, New Mutants, and Antlers

Regardless of having its world premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week, Disney has postponed the theatrical launch of the live-action Mulan from its unique March 27 launch date, in keeping with a number of studies. Disney-owned studios 20th Century Studios and Searchlight footage additionally delayed the releases of New Mutants (due April 3) and Guillermo Del Toro‘s Antlers (April 17), respectively.


Manufacturing on Bros, a rom-com co-written by Billy Eichner and Nick Stoller, who is about to direct, has been delayed, according to The Wrap. The movie was scheduled to start capturing on April 13.

Quick and Livid 9

The premiere of F9, which was scheduled to be launched Might 22, has been pushed again nearly a 12 months. The North American premiere will now be April 2, 2021, with worldwide debuts rolling out all through that month. Per Selection, Common Studios made the decision because of the variety of theaters closed internationally. Contemplating roughly 75 % of of the franchise’s gross comes from worldwide markets, Common did not consider the film might flip a revenue with all theaters in Italy, South Korea and China at present shut down.

An announcement posted to Twitter confirmed the information, including, “Whereas we all know there may be disappointment in having to attend a short while longer, this transfer is made with the security of everybody as our foremost consideration. Shifting will enable our international household to expertise our new chapter collectively.”

A Quiet Place II

The discharge of A Quiet Place II, the sequel to the hit 2018 horror film, can be delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The movie was initially scheduled for launch within the U.Okay. and Australia on March 19 and in North America on March 20.

Director John Krasinski confirmed the information in an Instagram note to followers. “One of many issues I am most happy with is that individuals have stated our film is one you need to see all collectively,” Krasinski wrote. “Effectively because of the ever-changing circumstances of what is going on on on the planet round us, now’s clearly not the proper time to do this. As insanely excited as we’re for all of you to see this film … I am gonna wait to launch the movie til we CAN all see it collectively.”

The Lovebirds

After beforehand delaying A Quiet Place Half II, Paramount has pulled the romantic comedy The Lovebirds, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. The movie was slated to be launched April Three and stars Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. A brand new date has not but been set. In the meantime, the movie Blue Story has additionally been delayed.

Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie

Whereas on location in Australia for Baz Luhrmann‘s untitled Elvis Presley movie, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had been each recognized with coronavirus, the couple revealed on social media on March 11. Based on social media posts from their sons, Hanks and Wilson are doing nicely. Nonetheless, manufacturing on the movie has been briefly halted within the wake of the information. As detailed by the Daily Mail, Luhrmann despatched a letter to the solid and crew, writing, “We request all solid and crew keep at dwelling right now and never come to work. All work exercise on the manufacturing is cancelled and won’t resume till additional discover.”

<p>Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson </p>

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter Rabbit followers should wait a bit longer for the sequel movie. Sony determined to push again the discharge of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway from early April to Aug. 7, Deadline reported on March 10. The movie was initially imagined to debut in choose spots round Europe in March earlier than popping out within the U.S. in April to line up with the Easter vacation.

Slay the Dragon

Slay the Dragon, Magnolia’s new documentary a couple of group of native voters and atypical residents combating again towards gerrymandering in 2018 midterms elections, is delayed a month on account of coronavirus. The movie will now open on April Three in theaters as a substitute of its unique March 13 launch date and also will be obtainable on VOD and digital platforms within the wake of the outbreak, according to Variety.

No Time to Die

For these hoping to see Daniel Craig again in motion as Agent 007, you are in for a little bit of a wait. The movie’s official launch date was pushed again a number of months, the movie’s official Twitter account confirmed. No Time to Die will now be launched on Thursday, Nov. 12 within the U.Okay. and Wednesday, Nov. 25 worldwide. Even so, Craig nonetheless confirmed as much as host Saturday Night Live as scheduled and even offered fans a fake clip from the film.

Crimson Discover

Netflix’s forthcoming heist flick starring Dwayne Johnson was reportedly contemplating alternate capturing areas amid a spike in new cases in Italy, in keeping with a March 1 report from Deadline. Whereas a lot of the movie can be shot in Atlanta, a portion of the challenge was anticipated to be shot on location in Italy. Along with Johnson, the film additionally stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.

Mission Not possible 7

The seventh installment of the Tom Cruise-fronted franchise halted manufacturing on a deliberate three-week shoot in Venice on Feb. 24. “Out of an abundance of warning for the security and well-being of our solid and crew, and efforts of the native Venetian authorities to halt public gatherings in response to the specter of coronavirus, we’re altering the manufacturing plan for our three-week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an in depth manufacturing for Mission: Not possible 7,” a spokesperson for Paramount advised The Hollywood Reporter in an announcement. “Throughout this hiatus we need to be conscious of the considerations of the crew and are permitting them to return dwelling till manufacturing begins. We are going to proceed to observe this example, and work alongside well being and authorities officers because it evolves.”

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French Open and ATP and WTA tennis excursions

The Affiliation of Tennis Professionals, the governing physique of males’s skilled tennis, and the Girls’s Tennis Affiliation, the governing physique of ladies’s skilled tennis, are each suspending ongoing tennis excursions on account of well being considerations over COVID-19. On March 18, they introduced that the skilled season can be suspended until June 7, together with the ATP Challenger Tour and ITF World Tennis Tour. That is an enlargement of the earlier suspension, which had been anticipated to finish the week of April 20. Ongoing ATP Challenger occasions in Kazakhstan and South Africa have been suspended, and mixed ATP/WTA tournaments in Madrid and Rome, together with the WTA occasions in Strasbourg and Rabat and ATP occasions in Munich, Estoril, Geneva, and Lyon, won’t be held. The WTA’s Miami Open and Volvo Automobile Open, scheduled for late March and early April, respectively, may also not be held.

In the meantime, the French Open has been postponed until later this year. Initially scheduled to start in late Might, the match will now be held Sept. 20 via Oct. Four in Paris, France. The choice was made by the French Tennis Federation on March 17. “We’ve made a tough but courageous resolution on this unprecedented scenario, which has advanced significantly since final weekend. We’re appearing responsibly, and should work collectively within the battle to make sure everyone’s well being and security,” stated Bernard Giudicelli, president of the FFT, in an announcement. Tickets already bought will both be refunded or exchanged for the brand new dates.


In response to the coronavirus outbreak, WWE introduced that WrestleMania 36 has been moved to the corporate’s efficiency middle in Orlando, Florida. The occasion was initially set to position in entrance of a bought out crowd on the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Solely important wrestlers and crew can be current for the occasion, which can be streamed reside Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Community. All different occasions encompass WrestleMania weekend, together with the annual Corridor of Fame induction ceremony, have been canceled.

“In coordination with native companions and authorities officers, WrestleMania and all associated occasions in Tampa Bay won’t happen. Nonetheless, WrestleMania will nonetheless stream reside on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Community and be obtainable on pay-per-view. Solely important personnel can be on the closed set at WWE’s coaching facility in Orlando, Florida to provide WrestleMania,” WWE stated in an announcement obtained by TV Information.

NFL Draft

The National Football League announced on March 16 that the 2020 NFL draft can be modified in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The draft will nonetheless happen April 23-25 as scheduled, however all public draft occasions in Las Vegas have been canceled. Participant choice can be televised, and the NFL is exploring choices for the way the method can be performed. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in an announcement, “This resolution displays our foremost precedence — the well being and security of all followers and residents. Whereas this end result is disappointing each to the NFL and to the Las Vegas group, we sit up for partnering with the Raiders, the Metropolis of Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Conference and Guests Authority for a future NFL Draft in addition to evaluating alternatives for different main NFL occasions in Las Vegas sooner or later, together with the Tremendous Bowl.”

Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs has postponed the Kentucky Derby till September, Deadline studies. It will mark the primary time the Derby has not been held on the primary Saturday in Might since 1945, when the federal government issued a ban on horse racing on account of World Struggle II. Officers are at present focusing on Sept. 5 as the brand new date, though it’s going to want ultimate approval by the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee.

Masters Event

The Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership introduced on March 13 that the Masters Event, which was scheduled for April 9-12, can be postponed. “Finally, the well being and well-being of everybody related to these occasions and the residents of the Augusta group led us to this resolution,” Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership stated in an announcement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “We hope this postponement places us in the most effective place to securely host the Masters Event and our beginner occasions at some later date. We are going to proceed to work with the World Well being Group, Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, the Workplace of the Governor, the Georgia Division of Public Well being, the Metropolis of Augusta and all different native authorities. We’re grateful to all of those entities for his or her distinctive efforts and steering.”

PGA Tour

On March 13, the PGA Tour introduced that it might cancel the Gamers Championship and different occasions, together with the Valero Texas Open. In an announcement posted to social media, the group defined, “We’ve pledged from the begin to be accountable, considerate, and clear with our resolution course of. We did every part doable to create a protected surroundings for our gamers in an effort to proceed the occasion all through the weekend and we had been endeavoring to offer our followers a much-needed respite from the present local weather. However at this level — and because the scenario continues to quickly change — the proper factor to do for our gamers and our followers is to pause.”

NCAA Basketball Tournaments

The NCAA introduced on March 12 that each one Division I women and men’s 2020 basketball tournaments, in addition to winter and spring NCAA championships, can be canceled. In an announcement shared on social media, NCAA president Mark Emmert and the board of governors stated, “This resolution relies on the evolving COVID-19 public well being menace, our capacity to make sure the occasions don’t contribute to the unfold of the pandemic, and the impracticality of internet hosting such occasions at any time throughout this tutorial 12 months given ongoing selections by different entities.” The cancellation of the championships was a change from the earlier plan, which Emmert had introduced on March 11, to restrict attendance to employees and household at each the boys’s and girls’s tournaments. March Insanity was initially scheduled to start March 17.

Main League Baseball

After suspending spring coaching and beforehand pushing Opening Day by “at the least two weeks,” MLB commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced Monday, March 16, that the beginning of the 2020 common season can be delayed even additional after the CDC restricted gatherings of greater than 50 individuals for the following eight weeks. “The golf equipment stay dedicated to taking part in as many video games as doable when the season begins,” the assertion reads. “We are going to proceed to observe ongoing occasions and undertake the precautions and finest practices beneficial by public well being consultants, and urge all baseball followers to observe swimsuit.”

Moreover, the 2020 World Baseball Traditional Qualifier video games in Tuscon, Arizona, have been postponed indefinitely.

Nationwide Hockey League

The NHL introduced on March 12 that it’ll not be dropping any pucks efficient instantly. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated in an announcement that following the NBA’s resolution to droop its season, the NHL will do the identical as many groups share locker rooms and stadiums with the NBA.

“The NHL has been trying to observe the mandates of well being consultants and native authorities, whereas getting ready for any doable developments with out taking untimely or pointless measures. Nonetheless, following final night time’s information that an NBC participant examined constructive for coronavirus — and given our leagues share so many services and locker rooms and it now appears probably that some member of the NHL group would take a look at constructive sooner or later — it’s not acceptable to try to proceed to play video games at the moment,” the assertion, posted to Twitter, learn. The hope is that play will resume once more “as quickly as it’s acceptable and prudent.”

Main League Soccer

After Sports Illustrated reported that Main League Soccer would droop its season till additional discover, beginning March 12, the league issued an announcement on social media confirming the information. In a tweet, MLS revealed that it “has suspended match play for 30 days, efficient instantly, because the league continues to evaluate the affect of COVID-19 with its medical job power and public well being officers. On the acceptable time, the league and golf equipment will talk plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and replace the standing of league occasions.”

NBA Season

CBS Sports reported that the NBA has opted to droop the present season of play on account of coronavirus considerations after a Utah Jazz participant, Rudy Gobert, examined constructive for the virus. “The NBA is suspending recreation play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of video games till additional discover,” the NBA stated by way of a press launch. “The NBA will use this hiatus to find out subsequent steps for transferring ahead in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

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Rudy Gobert


On March 12, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez introduced plans to postpone the March 22 NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami speedway. Gimenez’s assertion, obtained by NBC Sports, stated that the race “is postponed at the moment. NASCAR officers will resolve whether or not or to not maintain the race with out followers.” Later that day, a reporter for the Sports activities Enterprise Journal tweeted that NASCAR is predicted to proceed with races at Homestead and Atlanta with out spectators. In the meantime, the Nationwide Sizzling Rod Affiliation has also postponed a portion of the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals.

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Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 2020 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony has been moved because of the unfold of the coronavirus. The occasion, which was initially scheduled for Might 2, will now be held Saturday, Nov. 7. It is going to be broadcast reside on HBO beginning at Eight p.m. ET.

VidCon 2020

VidCon, a yearly celebration the place followers can meet their favourite YouTubers, is cancelled. Initially scheduled for June 17 – 20, VidCon organizers are “working onerous to convey you a VidCon US expertise this fall, and can hold you posted as these particulars come collectively,” according to a statement posted to the VidCon web site. However for these followers who will not be capable of make a fall VidCon, organizers have promised that each one tickets and merchandise can be absolutely refunded by April 15.


CineEurope, the official conference of the Worldwide Union of Cinemas, has been postponed to August, Deadline studies. The annual commerce present, at which a lot of Hollywood studios current their upcoming slates to European cinema operators, is now anticipated to happen Aug. 3-6 in Barcelona, although Movie Expo is open to transferring the occasion even later if mandatory. It was initially scheduled for June 22-25.

ACM Awards

The 55th Academy of Nation Music Awards, which had been scheduled for Sunday, April 5, have been postponed till Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Eight p.m. ET. A brand new particular, ACM Presents: Our Nation, will air on CBS in the course of the ceremony’s unique time slot. The particular will showcase nation artists doing at-home acoustic performances and sharing clips of their favourite ACM Awards moments.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be delayed within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, till 2021. Worldwide Olympic Committee member Dick Pound advised USA Today that the small print of the postponement have but to be labored out, however the Olympic committee will sort out the specifics over the following 4 weeks.

“On the idea of the knowledge the IOC has, postponement has been determined. The parameters going ahead haven’t been decided, however the Video games usually are not going to start out on July 24, that a lot I do know,” stated Pound. Pound added that the postponement plan will “are available in phases” due to the “ramifications of transferring this, that are immense.”

Daytime Emmys

The 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been set to happen in June, have been canceled, per TVLine. Nonetheless, the Nationwide Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences remains to be planning to honor this 12 months’s excellent crop of expertise. “Whereas we understand that is disappointing, this doesn’t imply we won’t be celebrating the work chosen for recognition in our Awards judging processes,” Brent Stanton, the manager director of the Daytime Emmy Awards, stated in an announcement. “Judging continues, and we sit up for saying our extremely gifted nominees later this spring. We’re engaged on some fascinating different concepts for how one can finest acknowledge the honorees later this 12 months and can share extra particulars within the weeks forward.”

White Home Correspondents Dinner

This 12 months’s White Home Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual occasion in Washington D.C. that brings collectively media personalities and authorities officers, has been postponed. Saturday Evening Reside star Kenan Thompson was set to host. “The White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation regrets to announce that it’s unable to go forward with its 2020 dinner on April 25. We are going to get again to you quickly with our different date. Thanks on your help,” the WHCA announced via Twitter.

Cannes Movie Competition

Cannes, the distinguished worldwide movie pageant, has been postponed. Via tweet, organizers of the French pageant stated the occasion, beforehand scheduled for late Might, has been placed on maintain; they hope to carry it at a later date with June being thought-about although that continues to be in flux. This delays marks the primary time the pageant, which started in 1946, has not began as deliberate — solely in 1968, when administrators wished to specific solidarity with employees demonstrating throughout France, did Cannes shut down.

Beforehand, the movie fest’s president, Pierre Lescure, stated he was “fairly optimistic” the pageant will proceed, however he has additionally said that the event will be canceled if the pandemic situation does not improve. If Cannes is canceled, per Variety, the losses won’t be lined by insurance coverage, even when the occasion was canceled by order of the French authorities. France has already banned public gatherings with 1,000 people or extra, which led to France’s March TV event Series Mania being canceled.

The Cannes Lions advertising festival was additionally rescheduled from June to October 26-30, per Selection.

<p>Emily Beecham, Cannes Film Festival </p>

Emily Beecham, Cannes Movie Competition


Bonnaroo, the Tennessee music pageant that often kicks off on the second Thursday in June, has been postponed till September, in accordance to a post on the festival’s official website. The pageant is now set for Sept. 24-27 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Tyra Banks’ Modelland

America’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin fans can be saddened to listen to that Tyra Banks’ Santa Monica, California, theme park Modelland can be postponing its opening to an undetermined date, per Selection.

Tony Awards

Although no modifications have been introduced but, Deadline studies that it is trying probably that the Tony Awards will be postponed — or probably canceled — because of the CDC’s heightened pointers to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus. The Tonys are at present scheduled for June 7. Although Broadway reveals are within the midst of a four-week shutdown that was initially set to finish April 13, the Broadway League is in discussions about extending that shutdown one other 4 weeks in compliance with the CDC’s new suggestions. That might push the shutdown previous the April 23 cutoff date for Tony eligibility, and even the present date is a good squeeze, giving Tony voters a restricted period of time to see eligible new reveals. New spring productions which have postponed previews or opening nights embody the musical Six, the gender-bent Firm revival starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, Tracy Letts’ The Minutes, Sam Mendes’ The Lehman Trilogy, the Mrs. Doubtfire musical, the Princess Diana musical Diana, and Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Plaza Suite.

Eurovision Tune Contest

The European Broadcasting Union has determined to cancel this 12 months’s Eurovision Tune Contest, initially scheduled to happen Tuesday, Might 12 via Saturday, Might 16 in Rotterdam. The competitors brings collectively contributors from greater than 50 completely different international locations, whereby a consultant from every submits an unique music for a reside efficiency that can be broadcast all through Europe. Every nation casts a vote for an additional nation’s entry and the most well-liked is topped the winner. In an announcement, the EBU defined the choice to cancel this 12 months’s content material, citing restrictions put in place by collaborating broadcasters and Dutch authorities.

Glastonbury Music Competition

On March 18, Glastonbury 2020 organizers introduced that this 12 months’s music pageant can be canceled. In a statement posted to their website, the group defined, “Clearly this was not a plan of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary occasion, however following the brand new authorities measures introduced this week — and in instances of such unprecedented uncertainty — that is now our solely viable possibility.” The fest is providing those that’ve already paid deposits for tickets the choice to roll that deposit into subsequent 12 months’s occasion or safe a refund “within the coming days.”

Edinburgh Worldwide Movie Competition

The Edinburgh Movie Competition may also be postponed within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement posted to its website, organizers for the occasion defined, “In step with the U.Okay. Authorities and Scottish Authorities’s public well being recommendation we’re unhappy to announce that we’re suspending the 74th EIFF on account of happen in June. We’re which parts of the Competition will be delivered later within the 12 months and hope to share information on that in the end. Our first precedence is the well being and wellbeing of our employees, filmmaker company and audiences, and we want you all well being and energy via this tough time.”

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Twin Peaks 30th Anniversary Celebration

Twin Peaks fans should wait a bit longer to have a good time their favourite present. The official fan celebration for the 30th anniversary of the David Lynch collection at Graceland, which was set for subsequent month, has been postponed to Halloween weekend, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. All beforehand bought tickets for the April occasion can be honored for the brand new dates, in keeping with an announcement from Graceland.

Netflix Is a Joke Fest

The streaming service will pause its inaugural comedy occasion which was slated to start April 27 in Los Angeles. Netflix introduced the choice in a statement launched March 17. “Primarily based on the most recent CDC pointers, we have determined to postpone our Netflix Is a Joke Fest.” Previous to the necessity for social distancing to lower the unfold of coronavirus, Netflix had teamed up with Reside Nation to convey 100 reveals and occasions for audiences at venues all through Los Angeles.

The checklist of comedians scheduled to carry out had included Dave Chappelle, Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes and Jamie Foxx. Stars reminiscent of Kevin Hart and Invoice Burr had been supposed to participate in different occasions. “We have been blown away by the thrill from followers,” Netflix stated. “And we are going to work to reschedule it after we can. Within the meantime, please everybody take care, maintain onto your tickets and we sit up for seeing you all quickly. Extra info for ticket holders can be obtainable on within the weeks forward.”

Billboard Music Awards

Billboard’s annual music award present was initially slated to air reside on NBC on April 29. The present has been postponed and can air on NBC at a later date, NBC and producing firm dick clark productions introduced on March 17.


On the recommendation of the British authorities, BAFTA has postponed the British Academy Tv Craft Awards and Virgin Media British Academy Tv Awards, initially scheduled for April 26 and Might 17, respectively, till later this 12 months. The nominations, which had been scheduled to be introduced March 26, have additionally been postponed and can occur nearer to the brand new ceremony dates.

Newport Seashore Movie Competition

The 21st annual Newport Seashore Movie Competition has been postponed until August, in keeping with Selection. The pageant was initially set for April 23-30 and has now been moved to August 6-13, the commerce publication, which was additionally set to sponsor a TV showcase in the course of the occasion, reported.

The Met Gala

The Met Gala, set for the primary Monday in Might, has been postponed. Based on Vogue, a letter was sent to Met staffers saying that due the CDC’s suggestion that each one gatherings of 50 or extra scheduled for the following eight weeks be postponed or canceled, the museum is canceling or suspending all occasions via Might 15 — together with the gala. The occasion is taken into account “vogue’s greatest night time out” and the most important fundraising night time of the 12 months for the Metropolitan Museum.

DTLA Movie Fest

The 12th Annual DTLA Movie Competition, which options indie movies and was going to be held in October, has been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak. “We want a minimal of 6 months to provide our five-day occasion, and the information has been getting progressively worse concerning the pandemic, particularly right here in California,” stated pageant director Greg Ptacek in an announcement. “Sadly — and I did not assume I might ever remorse this — our occasion has grown too massive to be held safely in these distressing instances.”

“In fact, we’re disillusioned that our pageant this 12 months won’t transfer ahead, however the security of our collaborating filmmakers, festival-goers and everybody else related to the manufacturing of our occasion is our paramount concern,” programming director Karolyne Sosa stated. The nonprofit pageant goals to current movies by and about teams historically underrepresented by Hollywood, notably girls and other people of colour, and to discover new cinematic applied sciences. Organizers hope to have the ability to announce new dates for the following pageant by the tip of this 12 months.

iHeartRadio Music Awards

The seventh annual iHeartRadio Music Awards have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. The occasion, which can be hosted by Usher, was initially scheduled to air reside Sunday, March 29 at 8/7c on Fox.

Endgame on the Previous Vic Theater

The Previous Vic grew to become the primary London theater to cancel performances amid the coronavirus when it pulled Endgame, which starred Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming, two weeks forward of its scheduled finish.

In a statement released March 15, the theater stated: “While we’ve no purpose to disagree with present scientific and authorities recommendation on dealing with the Coronavirus, given the brand new journey and different restrictions in place it’s nonetheless turning into more and more impractical to maintain enterprise as ordinary at our theatre. … It’s with nice unhappiness that we’ve needed to resolve to droop the presentation of Endgame in a double invoice with Tough for Theatre II for the following two weeks, which is the rest of its run.” In the identical assertion the theater additionally famous that there’s at present no change to the schedule relating to Timothée Chalamet’s 4000 Miles, which is about to open April 6.


Regardless of early indications that the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards would continue on as planned, this 12 months’s Razzies needed to be canceled because of the coronavirus. The occasion, which was scheduled to happen on Saturday, March 14, needed to be shuttered because of the Metropolis of Los Angeles’ ban on gatherings of greater than 50 individuals, which was instituted on March 12. In an announcement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, Razzies co-founder John Wilson stated, “Tonight’s reside Razzie ceremony needed to be canceled/postponed as a result of the Mayor of Los Angeles shut down all city-owned venues the place greater than 50 individuals might collect, together with our web site, The Barnsdall Theatre. With out a corridor, we couldn’t proceed with the present, however we hope to have a video to disseminate by tonight (Saturday, March 14) – Maybe even by what had been our unique ‘curtain time’ of Eight p.m. Clearly, if there isn’t a reside present, there may be nothing to be streamed, both.”

Six Flags and Knott’s Berry Farm

Following swimsuit of different theme parks across the nation, all Six Flags parks and Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, have additionally briefly shut down within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.


SeaWorld can be closing all of its parks starting Monday, March 16, per the company’s official statement. They may stay closed at the least via the tip of the month.

Emmys FYC Occasions

The Tv Academy suspended its reside Emmys For Your Consideration occasions on March 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In an announcement provided to Deadline, the group defined, “FYC occasions can be livestreamed or recorded with out an viewers. This requirement is being applied for the security and well being of ALL contributors and is in impact for ALL Emmy For Your Consideration Occasions (all through the nation) throughout the whole FYC season (via June 14, 2020).”

Hollywood Studio Excursions

Deadline reports that Sony, Paramount, and Warner Bros. are halting their studio excursions till additional discover as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus outbreak.

New York ShadowCon

The New York fan conference that was set to reunite the solid of Shadowhunters has been postponed to September 11 – 13. The conference’s official Twitter account confirmed the solid will nonetheless be in attendance for the brand new date.

Tribeca Movie Competition

The Tribeca Movie Competition, which was imagined to happen April 15-26 in Manhattan, has been postponed within the wake of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that occasions of 500 individuals or extra are banned because of the unfold of the coronavirus. The occasion coordinators plan supply updates about rescheduling and refunds by way of the Tribeca Film Festival website.

Disney Parks in the USA and Paris, Disney Cruises

After announcing that it might shut Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, efficient March 14, Disney has now chosen to shut Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in addition to Disneyland Paris Resort in France. In an announcement supplied to Deadline, the corporate stated, “In an abundance of warning and in the most effective curiosity of our company and workers, we’re continuing with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, starting on the shut of enterprise on Sunday, March 15, via the tip of the month.”

Accommodations will stay open at each areas till additional discover. Disney can be suspending its cruise line departures, starting on March 14. Disney beforehand confirmed that Disneyland can be closed via the tip of the month and that the corporate is working with those that need to cancel or change their reservations for this time interval, in addition to giving refunds for resort bookings in the course of the closure interval.

Common Studios

Like Disneyland, Common Studios in Common Metropolis, Calif., will close temporarily starting Saturday, Mar. 14, however the theme park stays optimistic about reopening quickly, even going as far as to focus on Saturday, Mar. 28 because the day to open its gates as soon as once more. Common CityWalk, an open-air mall related to Common Studios, will stay open at the moment.


This 12 months’s WonderCon Anaheim will be postponed until a later date, Comedian-Con Worldwide introduced in a statement Thursday. WonderCon had been scheduled for April 10-12 and the date for rescheduling has but to be introduced. As for San Diego Comedian-Con, the group revealed it’s nonetheless deciding how one can proceed with the largest comedian conference of the 12 months. The corporate added that it will likely be processing refunds for WonderCon Anaheim within the coming days.

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Upfronts Displays

The Upfronts, during which networks roll out their programming and schedule for the 2020-2021 TV season for advertisers and press, will look completely different this spring. Disney, NBC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and WarnerMedia be a part of AMC Networks, A+E Networks, Roku, and YouTube on the checklist of networks and corporations which have canceled or altered their Upfronts plans. The standard reside shows can be substituted for video shows that can be posted on digital platforms throughout Upfronts week in Might.


New York’s cultural scene is dealing with a lot of closures and cancellations as nicely. Broadway going darkish with an instantaneous month-long closure, with theaters staying darkish till Easter, on April 12. In an announcement provided to PlayBill, Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, stated, “Our high precedence has been and can proceed to be the well being and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the 1000’s of people that work within the theatre business day-after-day, together with actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and plenty of different devoted professionals. Broadway has the ability to encourage, enrich and entertain, and collectively we’re dedicated to creating that very important spirit a actuality. As soon as our phases are lit once more, we are going to welcome followers again with open arms in order that they will proceed to expertise the enjoyment, coronary heart, and goodwill that our reveals so passionately categorical each night time.”

In the meantime, The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Heart, the New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Corridor have canceled all events through the end of March. The Met has additionally suspended rehearsals.

The Democratic Major Debate

Along with that includes no live studio audience for the debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, the venue of the controversy was additionally moved from Arizona to Washington, D.C., the Democratic Nationwide Conference introduced on March 12. Moreover, one of many beforehand introduced moderators for the occasion, Univision’s Jorge Ramos, dropped out of the occasion after probably turning into uncovered to coronavirus.

2020 Democratic Primary Debate Between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Moved Due to Coronavirus

TCM Traditional Movie Competition

TCM introduced on March 12 that it has canceled the TCM Traditional Movie Competition for this 12 months. In an announcement posted to its website, TCM introduced, “The well being and security of attendees are at all times our precedence at any TCM occasion. In mild of the growing public well being considerations associated to coronavirus and after session with our inside and exterior companions, we’ve made the tough resolution to cancel the 2020 TCM Traditional Movie Competition.” TCM host Ben Mankiewicz stated in an accompanying YouTube video, “We did not really feel we might ask all of you in good conscience to return to Los Angeles for the pageant.” He additionally confirmed that pageant passholders will obtain a 100% refund for his or her purchases and that exhibitors who had been anticipated to attend have been requested to return for the 2021 TCM Traditional Movie Competition as a substitute.


The Nationwide Affiliation of Theatre Homeowners canceled CinemaCon 2020 on March 12. The occasion would have taken place between March 30 and April 2 in Las Vegas and would have featured distributors and exhibitors presenting upcoming movies as a preview for the summer season season. In an announcement posted to social media, the group defined, “This 12 months, because of the journey ban from the European Union, the distinctive journey difficulties in lots of different areas of the world & different challenges introduced by the Coronavirus pandemic, a good portion of the worldwide movement image group shouldn’t be capable of attend. Whereas native outbreaks range extensively in severity, the worldwide circumstances make it unimaginable for us to mount the present that our attendees have come to count on.”

Nickelodeon’s Youngsters’ Alternative Awards

Deadline reported that Nickelodeon’s Youngsters’ Alternative Awards, beforehand scheduled for Sunday, March 22 on the Discussion board in Inglewood, CA, won’t happen. The choice to postpone the present was made “in consideration of the security and well-being of each particular person concerned with the present” in keeping with an announcement from Nickelodeon. The community has not but chosen a date for the rescheduled occasion.

PaleyFest LA 2020

PaleyFest LA 2020 has been postponed indefinitely amidst coronavirus considerations. The pageant was set to honor reveals like The Boys, Schitt’s Creek, and Outlander amongst others. A spokesperson for the Paley Heart for Media confirmed the information on Wednesday, March 11 and stated tickets can be honored on the yet-to-be-determined later dates.

“Primarily based on the newest information and out of an abundance of concern, we’ve made the tough resolution to postpone this 12 months’s PaleyFest. Whereas we had been trying ahead to presenting one other stellar lineup of PaleyFest occasions, the security of our occasion contributors, company, and employees is the very best precedence,” learn the assertion despatched to TV Information. “We’re exploring choices to reschedule the pageant and all ticket purchases can be honored for the brand new dates.”

<p>Noah Reid, Dan Levy, <em>Schitt's Creek</em> </p>

Noah Reid, Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek

GLAAD Media Awards

The annual gala hosted by GLAAD to have a good time LGBTQ activists, leaders, and allies has additionally postponed on account of coronavirus considerations. The occasion “will not happen [March 19] following new steering from the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo round COVID-19,” the organization said in a statement to Selection.

GLAAD has additionally postponed the Los Angeles ceremony for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The organization made the announcement Monday afternoon, saying, “In accordance with pointers put in place by Governor Gavin Newsom, the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles are not happening in April and we’re working to reschedule the occasion to the autumn.”

Quibi Launch Occasion

The streaming service set to debut in April from Jeffrey Katzenberg and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has canceled their LA launch occasion “out of an abundance of warning” amid the rising menace of COVID-19, in keeping with a number of studies. Quibi was set to have a launch social gathering in Los Angeles on April 5, the day earlier than the official launch of the service on April 6.

ACE Comedian-Con Northeast

ACE Comedian Con canceled its upcoming Northeast convention, which was to be held March 20-22 in Boston, Massachusetts. Actors Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor, and Keri Russell, amongst others had been scheduled to attend. Occasion organizers at the moment are working to reschedule the occasion for a later date and attendees can count on to be refunded inside 30 days. Beforehand, Emerald City Comic Con was canceled on March 6.

NAB Present

The annual Las Vegas convention hosted by the Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters was set to start out April 18 however was canceled on Wednesday amidst COVID-19 considerations.

“Within the curiosity of addressing the well being and security considerations of our stakeholders and in session with companions all through the media and leisure business, we’ve determined to not transfer ahead with NAB Present in April. We’re at present contemplating a lot of potential alternate options to create the absolute best expertise for our group,” Gordon H. Smith, president and CEO of the occasion, stated in an announcement on the Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters web site.

E3 2020

The Digital Leisure Expo has been canceled on account of considerations concerning the coronavirus, as detailed by GameSpot. The annual online game convention, one of many greatest of the whole gaming business, was scheduled to happen in Los Angeles in June, however the Leisure Software program Affiliation is reportedly now exploring choices for a web-based convention someday in the summertime as a substitute.

Coachella and Stagecoach

There’s even be a six-month postponement of considered one of music’s greatest festivals, per The Hollywood Reporter. Coachella had been slated to happen April 10-12 and 17-19 in Indio, California, however has now moved to Oct. 9-11 and 16-18, if organizers can safe the deal. Lana Del Rey, Travis Scott, Rage Towards the Machine, Huge Sean, Lil Nas X, and Frank Ocean had been scheduled to carry out, however it’s unknown if they’ll return in October. Moreover, GoldenVoice has additionally moved Coachella’s sister nation music pageant, Stagecoach, from April 24-26 to Oct. 23-25, in keeping with a number of studies. Stagecoach can be held in Indio, California.

RuPaul’s DragCon LA

Organizers known as off the conference, which celebrates drag queens and their followers in addition to musicians, celebrities, and retail. It had been scheduled to happen Might 1-Three on the Los Angeles Conference Heart, however promoters launched an announcement on the occasion’s official website stating, “Sadly, there isn’t any approach for anybody to know what the scenario can be like in Might. As a consequence of that uncertainty, and out of an abundance of warning, we have determined that it is in the most effective curiosity of the expertise, employees, and attendees to cancel RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2020.” Promoters, with the assistance of Eventbrite, can be issuing refunds to ticket holders via March 17. Ticket holders will obtain affirmation emails from Eventbrite when refunds have been issued.

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The Austin popular culture pageant, which is half music showcase and half leisure palooza, was officially canceled for the primary time in 34 years on March 6. Though most of the main gamers that had been going to have showcases had already pulled out — Fb, Twitter, TikTok, Amazon Studios, Netflix, Apple, and Starz had all determined to skip this 12 months — the pageant was nonetheless going to go on as scheduled earlier than town of Austin declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak, and SXSW was compelled to cancel all occasions. “This case advanced quickly, and we honor and respect the Metropolis of Austin’s resolution,” learn an announcement from the pageant’s organizers. “We’re dedicated to do our half to assist shield our employees, attendees, and fellow Austinites.” The women and men behind the occasion are at present exploring choices to reschedule, and are hoping to discover a approach to offer a digital SXSW expertise as quickly as doable. You may read the full statement here.

Hasbro Child Yoda merch

Don’t fret; the coronavirus has not delayed manufacturing of The Mandalorian, however anyone hoping get their palms on Hasbro’s new range of Baby Yoda toys is likely to be in bother. On March 4, Hasbro reported delays in manufacturing on account of manufacturing companions being shut down longer than anticipated, in keeping with CNN.

<p>The Child, <em>The Mandalorian</em> </p>

The Little one, The Mandalorian

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