Monday, April 15, 2024

Production on TV Shows on COVID Pause: Grey’s, NCIS, General Hospital, More to Come As the ‘Cron Eats Hollywood


Here we go again.

Television production is starting to pause because of the Omicron scare. COVID is wreaking havoc on schedules everywhere.

Shows on pause right now include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS,” “General Hospital,” “Station 19,” “The Rookie,” “NCIS Los Angeles.”

Some were on holiday hiatus and hope to return to work next week. Some will go back in February. For the soaps, which took several months off in 2020, COVID is particularly dicey. As we know, two long time “General Hospital” cast members were let go because they wouldn’t get vaccinated.

Everyone must be vaccinated to work on a TV show!  From the stars through the cast and the whole crew. No exceptions.

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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