Oh, come on Irene!
Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc in the northeast and she hasn’t even hit that part of the country yet.
Due to the anticipated dangers and destruction from Hurricane Irene, several TV shows and films have halted production in New York City, including “Hoarders” and “Clean House,” the film “Bachelorette,” which stars Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst, and Lizzy Caplan, and an untitled film starring Guy Pierce and Amy Ryan.
According to the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the city has revoked filming permits that had been issued for New York City for Sunday, Aug. 28, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Production has also been shut down for the weekend for The CW’s “One Tree Hill,” which is filming its final season in Wilmington, N.C.
“As a precautionary measure and in consideration of our cast and crew, ‘One Tree Hill’ production has shut down for today and [Saturday] due to Hurricane Irene,” a rep for the show tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We will continue to monitor the situation over the next few days.”
The potentially catastrophic storm is expected to cause power outages, major flooding, and transportation nightmares in several major cities.
The mayor of NYC recently touted the record number of television shows – 23 – currently filming in New York.
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