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    Sean Phillips
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    It appears California may have cleared the way for programs to resume filming as of next week. This is pending local instructions and industry regulations but if they do start at this date I could see new episodes resume after the 4th of July weekend.

     

    https://news.avclub.com/california-issues-guidelines-that-could-see-movie-and-t-1843930847

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    ^I have read that this may not be the case for Los Angeles? They may have a later date?

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    Like I said, it’s pending local regulations. I did find this which seems to indicated the soaps on reruns will likely start about ten days after which would put the start of new episodes to the end of July/start of August.

     

    https://soapdirt.com/general-hospital-return-date-revealed-plus-5-plot-predictions-maxie-peter-more/

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    I have heard that there has been a spike in covid-19 cases in Los Angeles – does this impact on the production start dates for our daytime dramas?

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    I don’t think resuming is that easy. There will probably be a lot of discussions between the unions and representatives for the actors before they begin production again on any tv or film.

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    Looks like B&B is tired of airing reruns and has restarted production:

    https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/bb-back-in-production/

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    Does anyone know what the lag time is between filming and airing episodes for B&B, GH and Y&R?

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    I don’t know what the lag time was, but I’m betting it’ll be shorter. I look forward to seeing how quickly they turn episodes around.

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    From SOD, a little more detail on what’s happening:

    Pre-production at B&B began yesterday, and taping officially resumes on June 17. In an exclusive interview with Digest that will hit stands on Friday, Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell reveals that the show has been already working to overhaul the studio to allow for social distancing. “We’ve been at the studio and we’ve totally revamped the control room and the hair and makeup room,” he says. “We’ve got plastic dividers up and 6 feet distance between everyone in the booth. We’re going over all the precautions with the studio heads.” Original cast member John McCook (Eric) adds that the actual shooting of scenes will change, as well. “Now if there are four people in a scene, we’re not shooting all four of them at a time,” McCook explains. “We don’t want four actors on the set at once, so we’ll be shooting two people, and then they’ll reverse and shoot the other two people. So, it’s like doing a one-camera show, or doing film. I imagine it’s going to be a little difficult at first, but I am just so glad we’re coming back!” B&B’s other original cast member, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), weighed in on social media and could hardly contain her enthusiasm. Posing in front of the same sign as Diamont, Lang enthused, “So excited to be going back to work this week!! My first day back after 4 months is on Thursday! I am soooo happy!! I had to take off my mask for the photo so you could see me smile @boldandbeautifulcbs here we come! Let’s do this! Protocol and all!” For more, pick up the new issue of Digest, on sale Friday.

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    Despite the minor setback (start of filming was postponed until tomorrow), it’s so awesome that B&B is the first soap back in production and blazing the trail for its innovative safety protocols (using life-sized blow-up dolls/actors’ real-life partners as stand-ins for intimate scenes), which even sparked national news coverage over the past week! Of course, the prospect of seeing new episodes air perhaps as early as end of July is very exciting, but I do have to say, these theme weeks, both on B&B and Y&R, have been immensely entertaining and such a trip down memory lane. I honestly wouldn’t mind if classic re-runs were on the programming agenda for the remainder of the summer!

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