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All the Shows That Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced some TV shows to meet an early end.

Earlier this year, the global health crisis caused production on majority of TV series to shut down — and although some have resumed filming, not all shows have had the same luck.

While TV has provided a much need escape during these uncertain times, COVID-19 restrictions have made production a bit tricky. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still prohibits large in-person gatherings and encourages people to wear masks and remain six-feet apart — making filming crowd or intimate scenes significantly more difficult.

As the coronavirus continues to change Hollywood, PEOPLE has compiled an ongoing list of all the TV shows that have been canceled because of the pandemic.

GLOW

PEOPLE confirmed on Monday that the Netflix original series, starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron, had been canceled after three seasons due to the pandemic. The decision came more than a year after the show was renewed by the streaming network for a fourth and final season, which had already begun production.

Netflix Alison Brie in GLOW

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of GLOW due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.

GLOW told the story of Ruth (Brie), an out-of-work actress who got her last chance at stardom through female professional wrestling in 1980s Los Angeles. It followed the trials and tribulations of a diverse group of women who threw themselves into the ring — and into the spotlight.

Stumptown

The ABC crime drama, which starred Cobie Smulders as a private investigator, has been canceled despite being renewed for a second season earlier this year.

The studio behind the show, ABC Signature, hopes to find it a new home, according to Deadline.

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The publication reported that production delays caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic played a significant role in the show’s cancellation, and timing issues made it impossible for its second season to premiere in the fall as previously scheduled.

I Am Not Okay With This and The Society 

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” Netflix announced in August.

“We’re disappointed to have to make these decision due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts, and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world.”

Seacia Pavao/Netflix Kathryn Newton in The Society

The Society, which starred Kathryn Newton, Kristine

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Atheist Richard Dawkins canceled by oldest student debate society

Famed atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’ invitation to speak at the oldest student debate society in the world was canceled over what the society’s auditor deemed as his offensive views on Islam and sexual assault.

Richard Dawkins says although Islam is the “most evil” religion, not all Muslims are evil. | (PHOTO: REUTERS FILE)

Bríd O’Donnell, the auditor of Trinity College Dublin’s Historical Society (The Hist) in Ireland, announced on Instagram Sunday night that she was “unaware of Richard Dawkins’ opinions on Islam and sexual assault until this evening” and that the society “will not be moving ahead with his address as we value our members’ comfort above all else,” according to The University Times. Her post was made on her personal Instagram page and is not available for public viewing.

According to O’Donnell, Dawkins was invited by her predecessor and she had only researched him briefly and read his Wikipedia page.  It was not until other people pointed out what Dawkins had said about Islam and sexual assault that she decided to disinvite him. 

Dawkins compared Islam to cancer in 2019, calling it the world’s “most evil religion” because of its poor treatment of women and homosexuals. In numerous public appearances, he has made similarly disparaging statements about many religions.

He is well-known in Christian circles for his 2006 book, The God Delusion, in which he writes, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

However, O’Donnell made no reference to Dawkins’ views being offensive to Christians or Jews in her explanation of his cancelation.

On sexual assault, Dawkins said in a 2013 interview with The Times magazine that he personally experienced “mild pedophilia” as a child, but it did not cause “lasting harm” and that people shouldn’t judge the moral failings of past generations on sexual abuse with the same standards used today.

In 2014, he also said on Twitter that “If you want to be in a position to testify and jail a man [for rape,] don’t get drunk.” When a Twitter commenter asked him for an explanation, Dawkins said he meant it’s difficult to get a conviction for rape with only statements like “I was too drunk to remember.”

His cancelation from the progressive Society follows the club’s 2018 decision to rescind a gold medal award for controversial British pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage.

The College Historical Society’s roots date back to 1747, when influential conservative philosopher Edmund Burke founded the club. Its original purpose was to meet twice weekly for “Speeching, reading, writing and arguing in Morality, History, Criticism, Politiks and all the useful branches of Philosophy,” according to the club’s records. Currently, the Society is the oldest collegiate student group in the world.  Historical figures such

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