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American Idol Schedule Changes Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Television channel ABC has decided to change the schedule of American Idol season as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has caused havoc all over the globe, affecting over 650,000 cases and taking more than 31,000 lives. The virus that originated from Wuhan, China, has now shifted to Europe, making Italy and neighboring countries its new epicenter. The researchers have only started to make a breakthrough in the complete knowledge of the virus and warn that no one is safe from the COVID-19 disease. Prince Charles of UK along with its Prime Minister Boris Johnson have both tested positive for the virus.

ABC Changes Schedule of American Idol

The United States is not doing so well in coping with the virus at all. It has surpassed the number of cases registered to have the virus, raising the count to more than 120,000. Notice that the virus which originated in China has just over 81,000 cases.  Looking at the situation, most of Hollywood productions have stopped, may it be movies or television shows. Following suit, ABC has also decided to shift schedule for American Idol.

The US singing competition is famous for airing live shows, but due to a ban on large gathering across the country, the channel has made a decision:

“Regarding ‘American Idol’ live shows, we are monitoring the situation and exploring multiple options within statewide guidelines. We will share a production plan as soon as it’s in place.”

ABC will now air a rerun of Celebrity Family Feud on March 30, 8 p.m ET. “20/20” will follow the show, which is a special edition about the coronavirus, with The Good Doctor to come up later. Special episodes of American Idol are put in the schedule for April 12 and April 19 which carry the title “American Idol: This Is Me”.

Shifting of American Idol schedule marks the latest programming shift as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. Remember people, stay home, stay safe!

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