American Idol has become the latest television show to stop production amid the ongoing rampage caused by the coronavirus.
The ABC singing competition began its run in 2002 and it until 2016, picking up in 2018 after a 2-year halt. It was suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19, adding to the number of several shows shutting down production.
American Idol was suspended so that the contestants could get back home to their families. The move is in line with Los Angeles County’s new stipulation which prohibits large gatherings.
A source revealed to TVLine that the rest of the production crew has been working remotely via pre-taped shows from last week.
Per reports, episodes will keep airing through to the beginning of the live shows, scheduled for mid-April, 2020. They are now under threat of being canceled but the producers will continue monitoring the situation.
The popular singing show is now among the more than 100 that have had to be halted as the coronavirus has spread to all 50 states in the US.
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