TV Series Test New Formats During Covid-19 Production Shutdowns

From animation to remotely filmed programs, networks experiment during pandemic

a cartoon latino family sitting on a blue couch in a living room
One Day at a Time chose to animate a special episode when the pandemic hit and shut down TV productions. Courtesy of Pop TV

It took about a week in quarantine for One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett to begin thinking about how to bring her program back.

This story first appeared in the June 15, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.