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Coronavirus Affecting News and Entertainment Media


If the Covid 19 pandemic would have occurred in the 1970's chances are some TV stations would have to go off the air but today digital and internet services are saving the day so to speak. Talk show hosts like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon can perform parts of their show from the comforts of their own home thanks to the internet. However there still is a very significant impact on media outlets. Here's the latest from RTT News regarding the suspension of production of Saturday Night Live.

"Saturday Night Live" has suspended the production of its next three shows due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The NBC series was scheduled to return from a break on March 28 but will not resume production until further notice, the network announced.

Dua Lipa was set to return to "Saturday Night Live" as musical guest on the March 28 episode, which was set to be hosted by A Quiet Place Part II director and movie star John Krasinski.

In New York, where SNL shows are shot, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all movie theaters, nightclubs and concert venues to close by Tuesday, March 17.

Meanwhile Lipa's upcoming second studio album, Future Nostalgia, is set to arrive on April 3 via Warner Records. She recently dropped a music video for the latest single from the album, "Physical." She made her very first appearance on "SNL" in 2018.

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