With Rising cases of covid19 the shooting of the shows has been halted. The TV industry has been the worst hit. Episode banks are fast drying up, and although many shows are shooting in goa, but it seems no good solution as whole country is fighting the virus. Under this circumstances, there are rumours that a lot of producers are considering ending their shows, especially those with low ratings.
Consistent with sources, “Shaadi Mubarak”, starring Rati Pandey and Manav Gohil, ison a break. They aired new episodes till April 20. The break was prompted after Manav tested positive, which made the producers decide that the cast shouldn’t travel because there have been kids.
Popular shows like “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” and “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!” are thus far counting on episode banks created before lockdown to stay fresh episodes rolling. However, the makers aren’t sure about the way to continue once they run out of fresh content. Asit Kumarr Modi, creator of TMKOC, says they have only few episodes to run till may early week.
Shows With Low TRP Ratings to Get Shut?
While talking with IANS, he told, “At present, airing reruns isn’t on the cards. we’d consider shooting outside Maharashtra, but for that we have to take into consideration everyone’s health and safety first. It’s under discussion,” he says, adding: “We are staying at home because right now nothing is more important than the health and safety of everyone. The ongoing episodes were shot in advance. The show has an episode bank that should sail us through until May 3,“
However, JD Majethia, chairman, Indian Film and tv Producers Council (IFTPC), has gone on record that there are a couple of shows which may consider closing down. “Some may (close down). But (there is) no confirmation from the channels (as of now),” he says, adding, “This is the biggest fear for television. this type of break can deduct viewers.”
Talking about some shows getting off air, the chairman of IFTPC told, “They will not be able to replace them so soon with other shows. But if lockdown continues, shows that did not have good ratings will go off air and channels may reintroduce their successful shows as repeats.”
Well, with time all will get sorted, if lockdown continuous to stay ahead, there will be major loss to television industry and good old shows can be placed to run the show.