Despite record high temperatures in parts of the country, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the unofficial start of Fall. The TV networks would normally be rolling out all of their new fall shows this week. But, because of the pandemic, the studios and networks are months behind in their production schedule. So, now they're having to get creative in how they bring new programming to their viewers.
American Ninja Warrior on NBC
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The show had to shut down production in Las Vegas, when the pandemic outbreak began. But the hit, NBC, reality competition show found a way to film even with social distancing. Tonight, the new season debuts, giving families something new to watch on Labor Day.
Transplant on NBC
Many networks are shopping around the world for tv shows that were shot before the pandemic. NBC found Transplant in Canada. The medical drama is now airing Tuesdays on NBC.
L.A.'s Finest on Spectrum Originals and Fox
Fox is so desperate for new shows, it's buying a show that's also airing on another platform. L.A.'s Finest is a cop show, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. It's a spinoff from the popular Bad Boys movie franchise. The show aired season 1 last year on the streaming service Spectrum Originals. Spectrum is debuting season 2 on September 9th. But Fox just bought the rights to air show show (starting with season 1) beginning September 21st. Since most people don't have Spectrum Originals, it will probably feel new to everyone watching on FOX.
Animation Domination on Fox
One type of programming that's easier to produce during a pandemic: animation! No people required to be within 6 feet of each other. So, Fox is ready to roll out new seasons of The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers and Bless the Harts starting September 27th.
Dancing With The Stars on ABC
One type of programming that isn't easy to produce during a pandemic; a dancing show! But, somehow ABC says it can do it. Dancing With The Stars is coming back for a brand new season with a brand new host (Tyra Banks) and brand new celebrity dancers, including Carole Baskin from Tiger King! Check out how they do the show (without a live audience) starting September 14th on ABC.
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