How Are TV’s First Responder Dramas Handling COVID?
When it comes to your favorite shows, production starts and premiere dates aren’t the only things affected by the coronavirus crisis. First responder dramas have adapted storylines to adjust to the new reality (while also getting creative with love scenes).
The Good Doctor, for one, kicked off its new season with a two-parter all about the pandemic, while other series including Grey’s Anatomy, may continue to incorporate coronavirus-related issues going forward. One hospital has already lost a member of its staff as a result of a misdiagnosis, while one of another’s owners is a patient after working on its COVID floor. And it’s not just medical dramas; firefighters and EMTs on shows like Chicago Fire are also dealing with it.
Scroll down as we keep track of which first responder dramas are tackling COVID-19 and if any of the characters have tested positive for it.