That’s right! There’s a Goonies TV show in the works – or at least there was before COVID-19 hit. The TV series is set to be a shot-by-shot remake of the original, although we’re suspecting that there will be some changes. They can’t keep it going long without making creative decisions here and there.
Before they could begin filming, the pandemic hit, and everything was put on hold. There’s no telling when the show will begin filming again. Depending on the way things go, the whole idea could be scrapped, but other shows staring kids have done well that we can see it moving forward.
The Real Housewives of Potomac
The Real Housewives of Potomac’s latest season was pushed back, but we’re getting mixed messages as to why. The network first stated that it was pushed back because of COVID, cast members have something else to say.
Robyn Dixon claimed it was pushed back because Bravo didn’t have any new content, and the network wanted at least one new show to come out this Fall. She stated that season five wouldn’t release until “sometime late summer.”
Cliffhangers are never fun, but fans of Grown-ish will have to wait a bit longer to find out what happens. The show’s newest season was supposed to release this summer, but it got pushed back due to the pandemic.
Production was shut down fairly quickly, which is delaying filming. The network is hoping to get everything back on track soon so they can have an early 2021 release date. Unfortunately, that just depends on how everything goes as far as COVID-19 is concerned.
The Bachelor and Bachelorette
Will they find love?! Who knows? The Bachelorette was supposed to come out this May, but things got pushed back when production shut down on March 13th. Now, we’re not sure when it’ll release, although some sources are telling us that it’ll be late summer.
The Bachelor suffered the same setbacks. The series and all of its spin-offs were postponed because everything else has been pushed back. The series usually films from September to November, but production can’t begin until the other series are filmed and released.
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race got through more than some reality TV shows did before being forced to shut down! It managed to film three episodes, with a release date for May 20th. However, production halted due to the pandemic.
Now, things are getting even worse as America is banned from many countries’ travel lists. It won’t be much of an amazing race if they can’t even reach the destinations! Currently, there’s no specific date for production to begin again, but we’re guessing it’ll be a while.
FX has been pretty quick to halt shows that post a risk of spreading the coronavirus. Fargo was indefinitely delayed in early March. This is a pretty big hit, as the show managed to line up Chris Rock to headline along with the other stars.
FX released a statement saying, “Due to the postponement of production related to the coronavirus, the fourth installment of FX’s award-winning limited series ‘Fargo’ will no longer premiere on Sunday, April 19th. A new premiere date will be determined once production resumes.”
For those that haven’t seen Barry, this is the perfect time to catch up on what you’re missing. The show has won several primetime Emmy’s and was also nominated for six Golden Globes. Unfortunately, the third season has completely stopped.
HBO will have a hard time considering most of their shows have been rescheduled. Barry isn’t set to resume until it’s healthy and safe to do so. The good news is that writers are still able to work remotely, meaning filming will be ready to go when the pandemic dies down.
The Boys is a little luckier than most. The anti-superhero TV series began filming in July 2019, so much of season 2’s production is already completed. That puts it leaps and bounds ahead of many other shows on this list. Unfortunately, editing still needs to be completed.
Eric Kripke and everyone is pitching in to get it done, but the show still won’t make its July 26th deadline. Amazon came out and said the premiere date for three new episodes is pushed back to September 4th. The rest will debut every Friday until October 9th.
What happened to Hopper?! Sadly, we won’t get an answer for that for many months to come. The debut for Stranger Things season four was slated for this year, but it couldn’t continue filming due to the coronavirus. Netflix halted production, and the debut has now been pushed back to 2021.
Unfortunately, we don’t even have a release date for it. It’s possible that it could premiere next year in July, like previous seasons, but that just depends on how things go with COVID-19. In the meantime, fans will just have to keep speculating.
HBO’s Euphoria was a huge hit. The show gained a lot of fans very quickly, so everyone waited with bated breath to see if there would be a season two. It seemed to take forever, but the second season was officially announced early this year.
Then, the whole pandemic hit. While we didn’t really have an official release date for the second season, that doesn’t make things any easier. HBO came out and announced that filming and production for Euphoria would be pushed back until further notice.
The Walking Dead Series
Whether you watch the original Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead, you’ll have to wait a little longer for new episodes. The show usually debuts its latest season in October, but filming hasn’t even begun.
Jeffery Dean Morgan did an interview with Kelly and Ryan and said, “As far as The Walking Dead and the next season, I don’t know. No one knows when and where and how and if, y’ know? It’s a big waiting game to see what’s going to happen.”
Gentleman Jack is the best newest show on TV. Only one season and it’s already won awards in the UK, along with several nominations. The bad news is that season two is going to be delayed, which could affect the show’s viewership and ratings. Actors stated that they’ve had the scripts since Christmas, and filming was set to begin early this year.
The pandemic prevented that from happening, and now, no one knows when filming will begin again. Gemma Whelan stated, “I do know that we were meant to start filming in June, and of course because of the current situation, that has currently been pushed to September, and we all hope that may happen.”
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale shows a stark world where women have no rights, which is exactly why it blew up in popularity. It seems to take a while between seasons, and the pandemic isn’t helping things much. Now, season four is pushed back to 2021.
Filming was set to begin in autumn, but the show films in Canada. Canada initiated harsh restrictions early on to avoid the pandemic blowing up in their country. Filming has yet to begin, and there’s no indication when it will resume.
Love Island is the biggest new reality show. Unfortunately, you can’t have social distancing and reality TV shows. They don’t go together, especially ones like Love Island, where the whole premise is people getting together.
The summer season has been delayed until 2021. Presenter Laura Whitmore commented on Twitter, posting, “Like with a lot of things because of restrictions with travel, social distancing and unable to plan ahead, Love Island is postponed until 2021.”
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU is easily one of the longest-running and best shows that’s ever been on TV. Sadly, SVU has been hit harder than other series on this list. One costume designer tested positive for COVID and died soon afterward. It hit the staff very hard.
To maintain safe distances and to keep everyone healthy, production has ceased temporarily. No one is sure when filming will begin again but considering how emotionally distraught everyone was (with one cast member dying), everyone would rather be safe than sorry.
Riverdale has been a splash among young audiences, but production was pulled after one of the staff members tested positive for coronavirus. They weren’t able to film long, especially considering the crew films in Canada.
The country quickly shutdown after COVID-19 hit North America. The studio has no clue when shooting in Vancouver will resume, but cast members have expressed concerns about returning before the pandemic is under control.
The Witcher was one of the most talked-about shows on Netflix, although a lot of that has to do with the main star, Henry Cavill. Because of its success, the streaming network quickly started filming season two…at least, they tried to.
The newest season of The Witcher isn’t set to debut until 2021, but it will likely get pushed back. There’s still plenty of time to make sure everyone is safe before returning, but news recently surfaced that Cavill isn’t returning. Will fans still be interested?
Saturday Night Live
Love it or hate it, Saturday Night Live has been one of the top shows on TV for ages. The weekend just isn’t the same without it. COVID-19 caused SNL to go from “Live from New York!” to “re-runs every episode!”
In all fairness, SNL tried to film the show without audiences, but the pandemic increased in severity. Studios decided to shut everything down, and production was postponed. Now, we’re not sure when new seasons will release. They can’t really do remote episodes because it’s all about interacting with each other.
Disney+ may have gotten Hamilton, but many of the platform’s shows have been delayed until further notice. Falcon and the Winter Soldier were trying to film in Prague, but it was halted when Europe became a hotspot. Now, Americans aren’t even allowed in many parts of the world.
WandaVision wrapped up filming, but the debut has still been pushed back because it needs editing. We couldn’t find any report on Loki, but chances are, we won’t see any of these shows until next year. Enjoy Disney classics until then!
Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med
The Chicago One universe was completely halted after one crew member tested positive for corona. The cast member survived, but that doesn’t change that NBC didn’t want to risk exposure to everyone involved in filming.
NBCUniversal decided to halted Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. At first, the plan was to stop production for two weeks, but cases have exploded lately. The Chicago One universe has already been moved once, and we’re suspecting another coming soon.
NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS and its spin-offs have been delayed until further notice. NCIS notoriously cut its finale short, which upset many fans – although, they understood. They were hoping for Ziva’s return, but now everyone is left in the dark.
NCIS was also nearing a milestone, its 400th episode. They didn’t make it to the anniversary episode, but cast members are hoping they can film it when everything is safe. It all depends on what the network decides to do. All in all, no report on when any NCIS show will come back.
American Idol has a huge audience, so when things got bad, the show was paused. At first, it was just temporary. The network hoped that things would get better, but it was permanently suspended soon after.
Contestants were sent home, which meant filming completely stopped. American Idol decided to get creative by finishing out the season via remote sites. This hurt ratings pretty badly, so American Idol will probably wait until they can do a full production or the next season.
NBC is trying hard to make sure they have new content to air until filming can begin again. For that reason, the two-hour premiere of The Blacklist’s mid-season affair was split up. That’s understandable since the channel needs programing to stay alive.
As well as pushing season seven back, the debut of season eight was moved. No one is sure when filming will begin. Some speculate two months, following the lead of other networks and streaming platforms. However, only time will tell if NBC follows the same schedule.
When kids are involved, you have to be extra careful. The prequel to The Big Bang Theory has been rescheduled along with several other Warner Bros shows. In March, Warner Bros issued a statement that said, “Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin.”
The finale of the previous season is also changed, and fans are unsure of what that means for the series. Some are requesting they release details while others are hoping they can tie it in with the season premiere of season four.
The Undoing was Nicole Kidman’s latest project. It was a limited series based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known, The Undoing. Many were excited to see Nicole Kidman alongside Donald Sutherland, Edgar Ramirez, Hugh Grant, and Lily Rabe, but now we’ll have to wait.
According to the series’ logline, the story is about Grace, whose life is rocked after a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Now, The Undoing is set to premiere in the Fall, but there isn’t an exact date.
You can have a reality TV show without an audience, but does that make it safer? Only slightly. The Voice decided to do remote songs, which put a lot of strain on production. They managed to make it through season 18, but the next season? It’ll likely get delayed.
With so many series’ being pushed back, it’ll be hard for reality TV shows to continue untouched. As the COVID-19 crisis ramps up again, shows are being pushed back for a second time. The Voice season 19 will suffer a schedule change as well.
One of the hardest-hit shows is Supernatural. The series was set to debut the series finale – we say again: series finale – on May 18th. When Warner Bros shut down production, this included Supernatural. While many shows decided to rope things in with a newer season, Supernatural doesn’t have that option.
This popular show was put on hiatus by the showrunner following the March 23rd episode. Cast members state that the finale will film and air so fans can get that conclusion they’ve been waiting for. Things could change, but we’re hoping fans get what they need from the finale. Nothing is worse than a bad finale (looking at you, Game of Thrones).
It’s hard having a medical show during a pandemic. Many people want to watch TV to get away from medicine and illness, so New Amsterdam has been struggling. First, it was forced to pull a flu pandemic episode that would have caused negative press. Then, it was further shortened.
The finale for the newest season didn’t arrive until mid-April, following two weeks of re-runs due to a production shutdown. The good news is that even though the show can’t begin filming season three, it has been renewed for three more seasons. It isn’t going anywhere!
Lord of the Rings
Amazon has dipped its toes into original programming. While they don’t have many shows under their belt (unlike Netflix and Hulu), they’re working on filling things out. One of the most anticipated was the Lord of the Rings series.
Unfortunately, a series like this needs a lot of production and tons of crew. Naturally, the pandemic has prevented all of that. Now, Amazon isn’t sure when filming can begin. Until then, fans are in limbo, waiting to hear on a debut date.
Archer is going into season 11, but fans are just going to have to wait to see what happens to their favorite spy (using the word “spy” very liberally at this point). Production for the show hasn’t been able to start due to the pandemic. Because of that, FXX isn’t even able to set a release date for the newest season.
Fans may be eagerly waiting, but FXX released a statement that said, “Due to production challenges and scheduling issues, season 11 of FXX’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series Archer will no longer premiere on May 6th.” Supposedly the new date is later this year, but we’ll have to wait and see.