Saturday, April 20, 2024

Young and Restless, Bold and Beautiful, But Not Contagious: CBS, Sony Soaps Haven’t Joined Other Stopped Shows


It may be that the “Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” know something we don’t.

Or maybe CBS and Sony TV are just cheap.

But those two shows are almost the lone holdouts among programs that are still shooting and not stopped because of the virus.

“General Hospital,” on ABC, is taking a three week break.

“Days of our Lives,” on NBC, also produced by Sony, has next week off anyway. They’re taking a second week, I’m told, but that’s it. At least they’re off.

But the two CBS soaps are marching on despite COVID 19. Maybe they can write it into their plots.

Meanwhile, just about every TV show you can think of is stopping, including “Ellen.” Hollywood is at a virtual halt. Thousands of actors, crew, etc are now free with nothing to do but get in trouble. I’m waiting!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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