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All Soaps Now On Production Breaks Due To Coronavirus

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Over the last 24 hours there were more production shut downs in Hollywood, and the announcements that both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have both halted taping new episodes for the time-being due to Coronavirus precautions. Both CBS Daytime dramas tape at CBS Television City , where as of Tuesday March 17th, work has stopped at the soundstages.

Production is predicted to resume after two weeks. As of now, this will not impact viewers at all as the series tape weeks ahead of air. Obviously, since the COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing updates to this may happen along the way if production does not swing back in full a month or so from now.

As well, Days of our Lives which had a scheduled production dark week for the week of March 16th, apparently is taking an extra dark week for the safety of all the week of March 23rd,   DAYS tapes so far ahead that a temporary halt in production will in no way effect viewing for fans of the series.

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati noted:We have also halted production but we already taped Halloween and some of November sweeps so there will be plenty of Days of Our Lives for the moment. Next week I am writing Christmas”

General Hospital was the first soap to note they will be shutting down production last week as more and more businesses and life, in general has come to a halt, and we all do our part to try to control the pandemic.  The ABC daytime drama is taking a break through April 10th

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What do you think about the soaps taking some time for the safety of all; and putting production on hold? Comment below.

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Damien
Damien

Not to diminish the seriousness of this epidemic, but the only positive from young and restless stoping production would be to return with a new writing team.
Josh Griffith s lack of headwriting has been a plague on the show

Kevin C
Kevin C

Hi Damien, I agree with you %.

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

Maybe with time off they will have more time for the creativity to set in. But safety first as always.

anne
anne

Damien -You are being too kind here.

Celia
Celia

Thank you for calling it an epidemic—-don’t know why people are calling it a pandemic, considerng we are human, the words go hand in hand.
I am with you here. Y&R has always been my favorite show and the present offerings go against everything that is familiar to me. The characters are not themselves—I can’t stand Chance, or what ‘they’ have done with/to Abby. She is transformed….Do not like her right now.
The storylines are insipid, without consequential thought. Written by and for infants.
Another thing, no one ages on this show. What gives? Too much plastic—-c’est HOLLYWOOD.
Honestly? I do not care if I miss a day or two, anymore. There is no rhyme or reason to storylines. This idiotic feud between Phyllis and Abby is so ridiculous and sour….I just don’t get it.
Let’s not get started on Adam and Chelsea–the mother with two sons who completely forgot about one of them.
This is one storyline the writers should revisit. Allow Chelsea to have visiting rights. Johnny will need to know who his real mother is as he grows up—-he will resent all three, eventually–Chelsea, Billy and Victoria. He should get to know Connor as a brother.
Chelsea is another one of those characters I cannot stomach—it’s the wriiters’ fault for alienating her from her son, regardless of the agreement. No mother could forget the existence of a child—-she never talks about him….
Be safe!!

Damien
Damien

Celia!
Its been a while
Thank you. Hope you also stay safe
Its really too bad with all the free time to enjoy young and the restless we re forced upon us the toddler version of my once fave soap. Its true Celia. I cant believe these socalled ‘ writers’ thing what they re coming up with is not mediocre. Its complete watered down silliness. Poor Michelle Stafford must cringe every time she has to pretend Abby presents any real threar to her. Though watching Her and Nick this time around make me cringe frankly. Sharon and Rey s story is connect the dots health scare story with no soapy consequences. Yes. Cancer is real and frightening. But play up Sharon warning Nick not to develop ‘ feelings ‘ for her again because its just his protectiveness playing a part, have Rey overcompensate for his insecurities, bring back scheming Mia to take advantage of this since her and Arturo are simply coparenting in a loveless marriage. My god. Something! The latest Adam./ Victor plot from some other unknown character being ‘ murdered’ in Kansas looks like another dud. If it was Cliff, Adams other dad, maybe i d care. Then they re be real ramifications. And maybe even Nikki would be fearful it was true of Vics involvement. Goodpoint about Chelsea and Johnny. It would be intresting to revisit that since Victorias in resting and unable to take care if him and lord knows it would finally give Jason Thompson something real as Billy to do. It would amp up the Billy/ Adam feud at the same time..
Ohwell. Heres hoping the brass will use all the free time to free the viewers finally of the talentless writers we ve been subjected in what seems forever..
Take care Celia

Celia
Celia

Hi, Damien,
Yes, it’s been a while—-thanks for responding.
Believe me, you took the words right out of my mouth,
As is typical of soaps, redemption for certain characters is par for the course. However, Chelsea is forever ruined for me. No one is as he/she should be—it’s like watching a completely different show—bunch of marionettes.
And, you’re right on the mark about Stafford, as well. What an infantile storyline—–TPTB are making her look like a foolishly frivolous schoolgirl. The same was done by GH’s biggies to Nancy Grahn….both great talents. That short stint of Alexis’ marriage to Julian only proved one thing to me –the character was in a perpetual ‘itch’ of undergoing through her first throes of adolescent puppy-love—thank goodness maturity finally set in.
There is so much the writers could offer these characters—as I said, start with Chelsea getting to know her son, Johnny—-start a relationship—-there’s so much power there—mother and child finally coming together. Perhaps, Johnny should be aged by a few years where he would be able to acknowledge an explanation on the circumstances of his birth and what followed.
Again, be safe, Damien. It’s a dark time for us all—this too shall pass—-I hope and pray for all lives to be spared. God bless, my friend–❤️

Momo
Momo

WHO called it a pandemic and it is as it is affecting the entire world.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Momo,
I ‘m not sure I follow what you wrote—-
Firstly, I am not a medical doctor—-albeit, I do have a doctorate degree in Education.
As I said, the two words go hand in hand. This novel virus ( novel is the key word) started as a pandemic where the number of infections was stable until it wasn’t. An epidemic is a health issue affecting the entire world. Nonetheless, the difference is sadly conflated, to the point of people cleaning out shelves of toilet paper and foodstuff. It’s not a famine—ergo, pandemic.
But, I say, isn’t litigating this non-issue kind of moot at this point? People are dying, I would thing the focus is on developing a drug to ensure the world stays healthy.
Be safe, Momo—-there are many, such as my husband, who need to be out there—-❤️

k/Kay
k/Kay

Celia this is k/Kay here Momo is right that’s why they are calling it an pandemic because it is affecting the whole world! Be safe everyone and yes say a prayer because God is bigger than any disease !!

Celia
Celia

Good to hear from you,Kay—-
I beg to disagree—there’s a fine line here. An epidemic cannot exist without a pandemic. If you read my post, the two words need to coexist, until such time the pandemic naturally “dissolves”—We are in an epidemic—-This is a quote–CBSNews–“World Health Organization says the pandemic is accelerating”. This virus is no longer a pandemic because it has reached the rapid spread of infections globally. If there is an “excess of 15 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks is considered an epidemic”—-I am speaking worldwide here.
Therefore, the pandemic has graduated/transformed into an epidemic.
Thank you for caring—–I do my best to safeguard everyone in my family and myself. We have groceries to last us four months Lessons have started via internet—-we are all doing what’s asked of us. Coping.
As I said, my husband NEEDS to be out there—worry about him the most because of his occupation.
I do pray in the morning and when I go to bed—for the afflicted and beyond!! Take care.
❤️

Jimh
Jimh

It had to happen sooner or later…better safe than sorry!!!!

Mark
Mark

Let’s see if any of the daytime dramas incorporate Coronavirus into their storylines. I can’t imagine these characters practicing social distancing! All the bars and restaurants closing and characters having to “work” from home. It would save on production costs, less sets needed.

Colin
Colin

Sets? Soaps have sets??

Steve
Steve

As the sets have shrunk through the years, the 6ft social distancing would only permit 2 diners in Kelly’s.

Celia
Celia

I was thinking the same thing, Mark. I would welcome the networks to do this —-it would help those watching, who are so stubborn in following safe protocol by going out for no good reason.
However, if the PTB stopped profuction ( indefinitely?), perhaps they do not feel the need to practise the six-feet apart “rule”?

Momo
Momo

Days has the most episodes. Maybe when new episodes of the other soaps stop running, people will watch Days and realize how good it is and keep watching.

k/Kay
k/Kay

This is all I can say to all of you soap fans please take this in the spirit it is given: Our God your word say you answer and deliver people when they call your name ! So we ask that you would heal and protect those who are carrying COVID /19 virus without knowing it! provide a cure for the Corovirus heal our economy and bring a quick end to this darkness! Wheather healing comes today next week or next month we believe you will heal our world . And we will continue to praise you even as we want answers in Jesus name ! Amen

k/Kay
k/Kay

And trust me he has us all in his hands

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Clark shared via her Instagram today a health update on her battle with the coronavirus that hit both her and her husband while they have been living in the United Kingdom.

Christie expressed: “Oh my goodness, just starting to feel ok on this end. My husband Tom and I have had coronavirus fairly bad. Not as bad as some, no hospital needed. Hope your all well! I’m sure at this stage you all know of someone with it? When you get it, you can’t call the grandparents for help, cause they will get sick. We know about 10 people in our little circle that have had it. Like clockwork, Day 7,8,&9 were tricky and haven’t been able to taste food for a while. So excited to be in the land of the living again & start exercising…soon. Thanks for all the love. Stay safe!”

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There won’t be any “And the Enmy goes to _” come this June, where NATAS had originally scheduled three nights of award presentations honoring the best in daytime programming at the 47th Annual Daytime Emmys.   The three-day event was slated for June 12-14th, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena. California.  Deadline broke the story of the decision to postpone daytime’s biggest night, for now.

NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision: “These were extremely difficult decisions to make, but at the end of the day the health and safety of our event attendees and staff must remain our paramount concern,” NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision. “We are closely monitoring public heath authorities’ guidance, seeking feedback from our awards communities, and evaluating the flexibility of our venue and production partners as we plan for the future in this unprecedented context.”

 NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly said on the change” “Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June.  As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time.”

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