'Saturday night live' halts production amid coronavirus

Saturday Night Live Feb 29 cold open

Saturday Night Live Feb 29 cold open

The long-running late-night sketch show was on a scheduled hiatus, with plans to go into production next week for the March 28 show that was to be hosted by John Krasinski.

TVLine has learned that SNL is shutting down production until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Saturday Night Live" has joined the growing list of television and movie productions to surrender to COVID-19.

"The safety of our employees continue to be our top priority".

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But in a situation as fluid as this ongoing health crisis, things can change in a hurry. The NHL appears to be using that new guideline to set up a return to the ice.

It's unclear if the show will return since there were only six episodes left this season, the show's 45th on air. His upcoming episode has been postponed. The network has not announced a date for SNL to resume production, but an NBC spokesperson told CNN that they are monitoring the health crisis closely and will make decisions on a week-by-week basis.

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From the cancellation of the 2020 Juno Awards and the suspension of the 2019-20 National Hockey League season last week to the ongoing postponements of concert tours continent-wide in the last two weeks, it's clear that COVID-19 has quite literally plagued the entertainment industry as a whole. They caution against all global travel.

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