The TV shows forced to pause due to coronavirus

By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 23 March 2020

Australia’s television industry has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many many shows to halt production.

So far, Ten’s Australian Survivor has been postponed due to travel restrictions, while Neighbours took a short break but has resumed filming today with additional precautions. The network has also paused production for season two of Five Bedrooms due to logistic challenges.

Meanwhile, a number of highly-anticipated shows on Seven have been impacted, with Big Brother, Holey Moley, SAS: Who Dares Wins and Back to the Rafters all postponed.

Seven’s long-running Home & Away has also paused production, while the AFL has been suspended until May 31 following the decision by some states to effectively close their borders.

"To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement. It is unprecedented in its impact," says AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

"It is unprecedented in the impact it is having on our game and the wider community, and as a community and as a code, we all need to take the unprecedented and required actions to get through this together."

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