‘NCIS,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & More Shows That Benefited From Shorter Seasons
The past two TV seasons were affected by the pandemic in more ways than just offscreen (with production shutdowns and adjustments to availability and what scenes could and could not be filmed). They also, in some cases, featured fewer episodes of some of our favorite shows. But that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.
For example, when it came to medical dramas that incorporated COVID-19 (like Grey’s Anatomy), it might allow the shows to distance next season slightly from it with most of the pandemic (except for long-term effects) left in the past. For procedurals, it resulted in tighter storylines and less time spent chasing after a suspect (like on Law & Order: Organized Crime). And for one kiss that was seasons in the making, it might have meant fewer episodes to finally see that happen.
Scroll down as we take a look at the shows that benefited from shorter seasons in 2020-2021 based on the current storylines.