'Live!,' 'Inside Edition' Only Syndie Shows to Tape Monday
Most other New York-based daytime shows, including ABC's 'The View,' put off production as East Coast prepares for Sandy
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/29/2012 3:17:12 PM
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on New York City, the show scrambled to reschedule some things, including having Kimmel show up Monday instead of Tuesday. Live! also moved its "Kids of Live! Halloween Fashion Show" from a taping planned for Monday afternoon to a live segment on Monday morning, and aired a previously taped interview with House of Lies' star Don Cheadle. Live! updated viewers on the storm both in its "host chat" segment and toward the end of the show.
Live! does not plan to be in production on Tuesday, with the brunt of Sandy expected to hit Monday evening, but on Wednesday expects to go forward with its regular -- and highly watched -- Halloween episode, which features hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan dressing up in multiple costumes.
CBS Television Distribution's Inside Edition, a news magazine, was one of the few other syndicated shows to remain in production in New York on Monday, a CTD spokesperson confirmed. CTD's Rachael Ray, the other show the syndicator tapes in New York, is always dark on Mondays and had already scheduled an off-production week.
Similarly, Sony's Dr. Oz had already scheduled a dark week, and the show's host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, was in Kansas City on Monday, hosting a free medical clinic there and taping a segment about it.
Most of the other daytime and syndicated shows that are produced in the New York City area set contingency plans as the massive storm bore down on the Eastern seaboard.
ABC's The View aired an encore broadcast on Monday, and will do the same on Tuesday.
Similarly, The Chew stayed dark with producers waiting to see about Tuesday.
Wendy Williams, host of Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams, tweeted that her show was out of production on Monday and Tuesday with production plans for the rest of the week on hold.
Of NBCUniversal's four talk shows -- Maury, Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos and Trisha Goddard that all tape at NBCU's Stamford, Connecticut-based media center -- only Maury and Wilkos tape on Mondays. All four shows were scheduled to dark this week, but NBCU also chose to shut the center down completely in light of Sandy's arrival.
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