Hurricane Sandy Stops Production on NYC Sets

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Sandy isn’t sparing Hollywood. According to Deadline, multiple New York-based TV series suspended production Monday in anticipation of the storm, including Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Smash and 666 Park Avenue.

For now, New York’s broadcast late-night shows, like Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show With David Letterman, are set to tape as scheduled. The Los Angeles-based Jimmy Kimmel Live is in New York this week, and they’re not planning on going anywhere.

Kimmel appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday in a hooded rain coat.

“We’ve been planning this for like eight months and we never really thought there’d be a hurricane when we showed up,” the comedian said. “Kelly Ripa is the guest. She’s very small. She could easily fly away. We’re going to have to anchor her down to something.”

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Comedy Central’s offices are closed because of the storm, which may mean no new editions of the Colbert Report or Daily Show Monday night.

Deadline noted another side effect of the hurricane: lower box office returns on what was already a weak weekend, thanks to Halloween parties, football and the World Series. Many theaters in New York City — the country’s second biggest movie market after L.A. — shut down early Sunday and remain closed Monday.

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