Australian Survivor is the latest show to face upheaval due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Another 2020 season, due to begin filming in Fiji from April, has been postponed.
A Network 10 spokesperson said in a statement, “Following the Australian Government’s latest advice on overseas travel, plus discussions with the Fijian Government, production of the new season of Australian Survivor has been postponed.
“While this news is disappointing, the health and safety of everyone involved with the show is our number one priority. We will update everyone on when production will start as soon as we can.”
Host Jonathan LaPaglia is already out for the Australian Survivor: Reunion, due to conclude the current season, wth Osher Gunsberg stepping in -LaPaglia will appear from LA.
Like all networks, 10’s production slate is being heavily impacted by coronavirus measures including changes to The Amazing Race Australia and Neighbours.
While 10 is yet to clarify any production change to Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Five Bedrooms, all currently in production, or upcoming seasons of The Bachelorette and The Masked Singer, it is remaining upbeat.
Today the government announced a closure of the borders to all non-residents coming to Australia, effective 9pm Friday March 20. It follows a 14 day self-isolation rule for all international arrivals.
The spokesperson added, “…for those viewers who are concerned that they won’t have anything to watch if they are self-isolating, 10 has plenty of shows coming up to keep you entertained including MasterChef Australia: Back To Win, Bachelor In Paradise, The Secret She Keeps, How To Stay Married and Drunk History, just to name a few.”