The coronavirus has all but brought the TV industry to a standstill, with shows large and small halting production. This has meant a lot of TV shows will be delayed or incomplete due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the future is uncertain as to when they might be able to resume production on new episodes. Fortunately, some series did already finish producing full seasons, and viewers aren't out of options just yet. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be back, The Masked Singer still has many singers to unmask, and more.
If you're already dreading shows like those in One Chicago, the Arrow-verse, and Grey's Anatomy running out of episodes sooner rather than later, read on for some shows that prove that TV isn't running out of content just yet.
The Masked Singer Season 3 - Fox
Currently airing: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET
The third season of The Masked Singer is currently going strong on Fox, both in the ratings and in the spectacular performances by the mystery competitors. While it is already several weeks into the competition, The Masked Singer is a highly social and sensational TV experience, so it's not hard to drop in and out of the series. The Masked Singer is a solid choice that definitely doesn't dwell on current events. Season 3 has already completed filming, and the season finale doesn't air until May 27, so there are plenty of episodes left to enjoy even if you haven't been watching since the premiere.
How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 - ABC
Currently airing: Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET
How to Get Away with Murder is currently in its sixth and final season, with the remaining episodes already filmed and finished. The winter premiere proves the remaining episodes will be somewhat Game of Thrones-esque, and the series finale doesn't air until May 14. With the first five seasons available streaming on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder can be a complete viewing experience with a beginning, middle, and end, and that's not something many current series will be able to deliver thanks to the coronavirus pandemic delays in the 2019-2020 TV season.
Killing Eve Season 3 - AMC
Premiere Date: Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. ET
Far from being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Killing Eve Season 3 is actually releasing earlier than originally expected in the 2019-2020 TV season. The third season of the critically acclaimed and thrilling series starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will take the April 12 time slot formerly allotted to The Walking Dead's Season 10 finale. When that zombie apocalypse event wasn't completed in time due to the pandemic, AMC made the decision to give Killing Eve the slot. The first two seasons are already available streaming on Hulu, so newcomers can catch up ahead of the premiere.
The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart - ABC
Premiere date: Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET
Although the coronavirus pandemic has meant that Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette had to be put on hold (with spoilers expected to dry up), Bachelor Nation isn't wholly out of luck thanks to the franchise's latest spinoff: Listen to Your Heart. The six-episode run of The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart finished filming back in February, so viewers can look forward to a month and a half of Bachelor drama with a musical twist, as the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes going on dates that focus on music, and their harmony as couples will be tested through musical challenges.
In The Dark Season 2 - The CW
Premiere Date: Thursday, April 15 at 9 p.m. ET
The first season of In the Dark, focusing on a blind woman by the name of Murphy who preferred to drink and coast her way through life until the loss of a friend, ended on some major twists. Like Killing Eve, In the Dark's premiere was moved forward in the schedule after coronavirus delays forced a reshuffling of the lineup. Originally slated to return on May 28, the April 15 Season 2 premiere means fans don't have as much of a wait as expected but newcomers still have time to get through the 13-episode first season on Netflix if they so choose.
Council Of Dads - NBC
Premiere date: Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET
The freshman drama Council of Dads technically premiered immediately following the Season 4 finale of This Is Us on March 24, but it will be back with its time slot premiere on April 30. Following a family in the aftermath of of a tragic loss, three men step up to act as a "council of dads" to help their deceased friend's kids and form an unconventional family unit. Council of Dads showrunner Tony Phelan spoke with CinemaBlend about the series, and he promised that not only did the show finish filming Season 1, but the team is already thinking ahead to a Season 2.
Blindspot Season 5 - NBC
Premiere date: Thursday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET
The fifth season of Blindspot will also be the final season, and it will pick up on the Season 4 finale cliffhanger that left fans wondering about the fates of a whole lot of characters, with the notable exception of Jaimie Alexander's Jane. The show will move to its regular Thursday time slot at 9 p.m. ET for the second episode of Season 5, airing May 7. All four seasons that have aired so far are streaming on Hulu, so there is time to watch and/or rewatch the series ahead of the April 30 return and then go along for the ride of the last season.
Stargirl - The CW
Premiere date: Tuesday, May 19
Stargirl will be one of the more unique shows hitting the airwaves during the coronavirus pandemic, as episodes of the latest DC superhero series will actually release first on the DC Universe streaming service before premiering on The CW the next day. Focusing on Courtney Whitmore's superhero journey, Stargirl will be a brand new show that is kinda sorta set in an existing universe. The Arrow-verse's "Crisis on infinite Earths" event brought the various DC TV shows (and even the movies) together into one universe. Stargirl takes place on Earth-2 rather than the Earth-1 of the Arrow-verse shows, making it a show suitable for new or returning superhero fans.
The 100 Season 7 - The CW
Premiere date: Wednesday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET
The 100 marks another series that will come to an end in the 2019-2020 TV season after actually finishing production. Showrunner Jason Rothenberg shared (via Twitter) that the seventh and final season wrapped on March 15, so the saga that has followed Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake quite literally across space and time will seemingly come to its intended ending, which is more than can be said for another long-running CW series that was meant to wrap this spring. The first six seasons of The 100 are available streaming on Netflix now, giving time to rewatch or catch up ahead of the Season 7 premiere in May. And there's a prequel coming!
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 - ABC
Expected premiere date: Summer 2020
The seventh and final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has likely been completed or close to completed longer than the rest of the shows mentioned here, but it has yet to receive a premiere date. The last primetime Marvel series standing, S.H.I.E.L.D. finished filming Season 7 back in July 2019 and is expected to release in the summer. The final season swung for the fences and is completed, so it's just a matter of time before it hits the airwaves on ABC.
Interestingly, both Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg retweeted a fan's request that ABC release Season 7 early while everybody is in self-quarantine, so it seems they at least would not be averse to ABC dropping S.H.I.E.L.D.'s final season sooner rather than later. The first six seasons of S.H.I.E.L.D. are available streaming on Netflix, and Disney+ is packed with more Marvel Cinematic Universe content to keep anybody busy while social distancing continues and the coronavirus pandemic keeps TV productions from picking up again.
These ten options prove that all hope isn't lost for new material on TV even as the coronavirus shutdown continues, and they're by no means the only options for new content. Streaming services like Netflix have offerings already scheduled for release, and some of the biggest shows on broadcast TV haven't run out of episodes yet. The CW is pacing itself to keep to Arrow-verse going as long into 2020 as possible, and some shows that are finished have simply been pushed back for later this year, such as the latest Walking Dead spinoff.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more in TV and movie news, and be sure to check back with our updated list of major TV show delays or ending early due to coronavirus to keep on top of what is ending. For some remaining premieres that haven't been cancelled or altered, take a look at our 2020 midseason premiere schedule.
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