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‘Wendy Show,’ ‘Tonight Show,’ & ‘Late Night’ Suspend Production Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a state of emergency, New York-based talks show are now suspending production.

The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” are the first to pull the plug on production.

The shows previously announced plans to film without a live studio audience.

NBC released the following statement, “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make decisions about future shows as we get closer to the start of production.

Producers for “The Wendy Williams Show” sent the following email to their staff on Thursday:

To Our Dedicated Wendy Show Staff:
 
The safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority. Considering the current escalation of the Coronavirus, production will be put on hold, indefinitely. However, the office will remain open for you to pick up any materials or personal items. In place of live shows we will air repeats and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and city officials to determine the best time to return and produce live shows again. Thank you for everything you do and please stay safe!

It’s getting really real in the field!

Source: Deadline

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