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Networks: Greed, or Covid? (delay of seasons)
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RichA
2020-11-24 00:25:28 UTC
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Of course, you can't shoot eps. of TV shows in a real lock-down, but the networks no matter what dreck they show have captive audiences at the same time. So, we've seen the intro of Sept. shows just recently, only to see 1-2 eps. then nothing till January. So, is this covid having interrupted the production schedules (some of the shows were done just after the first wave of covid) or is it the networks, knowing they can put-up whatever they want and have people watch, holding back on eps. to stretch a 10 ep. run into May?
suzeeq
2020-11-24 01:52:35 UTC
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Post by RichA
Of course, you can't shoot eps. of TV shows in a real lock-down, but the networks no matter what dreck they show have captive audiences at the same time. So, we've seen the intro of Sept. shows just recently, only to see 1-2 eps. then nothing till January. So, is this covid having interrupted the production schedules (some of the shows were done just after the first wave of covid) or is it the networks, knowing they can put-up whatever they want and have people watch, holding back on eps. to stretch a 10 ep. run into May?
That's a dumb question. Some shows who have a few of the crew test
positive for the virus have shut down for 2 weeks to resolve it. That
means slowing production time.
ZZyXX
2020-11-24 22:21:41 UTC
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Post by suzeeq
Post by RichA
Of course, you can't shoot eps. of TV shows in a real lock-down, but
the networks no matter what dreck they show have captive audiences at
the same time.  So, we've seen the intro of Sept. shows just recently,
only  to see 1-2 eps. then nothing till January.  So, is this covid
having interrupted the production schedules (some of the shows were
done just after  the first wave of covid) or is it the networks,
knowing they can put-up whatever they want and have people watch,
holding back on eps. to stretch a 10 ep. run into May?
That's a dumb question. Some shows who have a few of the crew test
positive for the virus have shut down for 2 weeks to resolve it. That
means slowing production time.
dumb questions are his stock in trade
Your Name
2020-11-24 23:13:23 UTC
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Post by ZZyXX
Post by suzeeq
Post by RichA
Of course, you can't shoot eps. of TV shows in a real lock-down, but
the networks no matter what dreck they show have captive audiences at
the same time.  So, we've seen the intro of Sept. shows just recently,
only  to see 1-2 eps. then nothing till January.  So, is this covid
having interrupted the production schedules (some of the shows were
done just after  the first wave of covid) or is it the networks,
knowing they can put-up whatever they want and have people watch,
holding back on eps. to stretch a 10 ep. run into May?
That's a dumb question. Some shows who have a few of the crew test
positive for the virus have shut down for 2 weeks to resolve it. That
means slowing production time.
dumb questions are his stock in trade
Some shows are still trying to film, but they can just look rather silly.

For example, the UK evening soap "Coronation Street" is following
social distancing guidelines, which means actors have to be a certain
distance apart ... which makes for some ridiculous scenes where two
people are walking down the road apart while still trying to talk to
each other. Or an on-screen couple in a personal scene (one crying the
other trying to comfort them for example), but they're on opposite
sides of the room. Or one person buys a coffee for another, but they
can't actuall hand it to them, so either the receiver says "no thanks"
or the cup is put on a table to be picked up a bit later when the buyer
has moved away.

Might have been better to simply take a break from filming. :-\

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