Though the full extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is still being assessed, it appears that TV production in New York is slowly starting to resume. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a number of NYC-based studios are reopening their production offices as of Wednesday, October 31, and trying to reschedule filming that had to be postponed as a result of the storm.
Sandy had a disruptive effect both behind the scenes and on-air, with a number of networks preempting new episodes in favor of repeats or news specials.
According to THR, Steiner Studios -- home of hotly anticipated midseason dramas "The Carrie Diaries" and "The Following" -- escaped the storm "unscathed," while a Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed that the studio's other dramas, including "Person of Interest," "666 Park Avenue," pilot "The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives" and midseason drama "Golden Boy," were reopening their production offices Wednesday.
Over at Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, shows such as "The Good Wife" and "Blue Bloods" were reportedly back in production, although THR confirmed that the facility experienced flooding, but "no significant damage." In New Jersey, it was confirmed that the "Jersey Shore" house is still standing, although much of the boardwalk at Seaside Heights was not so lucky.
The cast of "30 Rock" is apparently already back at work with minimal disruption, according to a tweet sent by writer Jack Burditt:
Tracy Morgan stirred up some controversy earlier this week by jokingly blaming Hurricane Sandy on Mitt Romney during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," telling the host, "This storm came out of nowhere! New York never had no hurricanes ... This got Republicans written all over it. This has Romney written all over it."
For more, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.
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