Covid’s cancellations

Popular tv shows are canceled during the worldwide pandemic

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Keri Carroll, Features and Opinion Editor

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like everything at one point was put to a halt. Everything  from schools, to stores, to certain occupations, and even filming productions was shut down. Many shows were cancelled because of budgetary and logistical issues brought on by the pandemic, including some people’s personal favorites.

Netflix, a media service provider used by many across the globe to watch TV shows and movies, canceled three of their shows: Glow, The Society, and I Am Not Okay With This. All three of these shows were Netflix Originals. The series Glow had been cancelled after 3 seasons. It ran from June 23, 2017 to 2020. Both The Society and I Am Not Okay With This were canceled after only one season. Many fans of all three of these were upset by the suspended production of what were their favorite shows. This had caused a union of people to create petitions, send letters and emails, and even complain on Netflix’s social media accounts about these cancellations.  Some have even used their journalist voices to write articles on why they wish these shows weren’t canceled. Many had hoped a different service provider would buy the rights to the production of the shows and continue to create episodes, but it seems that no matter how much people spoke out, nothing has quite changed yet.

  Another network, Comedy Central, stopped filming one of its hit shows, Drunk History. This show was in pre-production, but when COVID-19 hit in March, they decided to end the show. According to Variety.com, “the network move[d] away from live-actions scripted shows in favor of adult animation.”

As for ABC Network, they decided to cancel their show Stumptown, which was an American drama series. It aired in 2019 for only one season. It was initially renewed in May, but was later canceled due to scheduling issues from the coronavirus. 

I’m Sorry, a scripted comedy on TruTV, was also called off. They had been about two weeks into production of the third season when production was shut down in March due to the pandemic.

It seems that this global pandemic has made it a lot more eye-opening to be appreciative of things taken for granted on a normal basis. The actors, crew, and production teams have been laid off from their jobs, and this pandemic has made it a lot harder for them to find work. Unfortunately, a year ago, no one saw any of this coming, but hopefully there can be a return to a new normal once this is all handled.