Yesterday, only Telepictures’ Anderson Live, CBS Television Distribution’s Inside Edition and Disney-ABC’s Live with Kelly and Michael were in production as planned. And things are even slimmer today.
On Monday, three people showed up to watch a taping of Telepictures’ Anderson Live – about 207 fewer than sit in Anderson Cooper’s studio audience most days. Two of those guests lived nearby and tweeted the New York-based show to ask if they needed people in the audience. They did.
Despite the then-looming Hurricane Sandy, Cooper and guest co-host Ashleigh Banfield went on with the show, including giving viewers advice to stay safe. Yesterday in New York, only Anderson Live, CBS Television Distribution’s Inside Edition and Disney-ABC’s Live with Kelly and Michael were in production as planned.
Cooper and Live won’t be soldiering on today. Like almost all New York City-based syndicated shows and network daytime talk shows, they’ve shut down production after Sandy pummeled the East Coast.
Inside Edition taped yesterday and, as of late Monday, planned to tape today.
Meantime, West Coast-based Maria Menounos headed in the opposite direction of most people. She’s in New York to cover the storm for Telepictures’ newsmagazine Extra.
Still, today, almost all New York shows are dark.
ABC network’s The View and The Chew were in repeats on Monday and are not taping today.
CBS Television Distribution’s New York-based Rachael Ray is on a previously scheduled break this week.
Debmar-Mercury’s Wendy Williams canceled production yesterday and today.
Disney-ABC’s syndicated Katie canceled Monday’s and Tuesday’s live episodes. Katie plans to resume production on Wednesday.
Live with Kelly and Michael aired a fresh episode yesterday and will again on Wednesday — Halloween. But today it’s a rerun.
Disney-ABC game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was scheduled to tape episodes Monday through Thursday this week. That schedule has shifted to Wednesday through Saturday.
NBCUniversal’s Connecticut-based shows Maury, Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos and Trisha all shut down production on Monday and Tuesday.
Meantime, Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of Sony Pictures Television’s Dr. Oz, is on a previously scheduled trip for the show in Kansas City.