As of Saturday, March 14, stopping production are Fox dramas Empire and The Resident, produced by DTS’ 20th Century Fox TV; FX’s Pose, from DTS’ Fox 21; USA Network’s Queen Of the South, also from Fox 21; and ABC comedy American Housewife, from DTS’ ABC Studios. They join Grey’s Anatomy (ABC/ABC Studios) and Genius: Aretha (Nat Geo/Fox 21), which were shut down Friday.
For a list of TV shows that have been halted across broadcast, cable and streaming, click here.
A number of DTS series, including 20th TV’s 9-1-1 and Modern Family and ABC Studios‘ black-ish, already had wrapped their seasons.
Cable series have more flexibility, and neither Pose nor Queen of the South‘s season in production have launched on TV. But broadcast series are on a tight production schedule as they film new episodes as the current seasons are already airing.
Finishing a season is important for fans who have invested a lot of time following their favorite series, especially for dramas with continuous storytelling. I hear the hope is for Empire and The Resident to go back and complete production when possible.
Empire only had a couple of weeks left to wrap its final season. The sprawling hip-hop family drama has been building toward a series finale, which has not been shot yet.