COVID-19, the new novel coronavirus, has caused quite a bit of concern as it has continued to spread around the world in recent months. Now, the existence of the new disease has also altered the way that several popular TV shows operate each day.

According to Deadline, "The View," "Live With Kelly And Ryan," and "Tamron Hall" are among the group of daytime talk shows that will be filming without an audience for the foreseeable future.

"Given the current developing situation in New York City, we have made the decision to suspend live audiences from attending our news broadcasts and talk shows,” a Walt Disney Television (WDT) spokesperson conveyed to the publication in a statement.

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"The Wendy Williams Show" will also be moving forward without her audience of co-hosts due to the continuing hurdles created by the outbreak. The announcement, which was made on the show's official Instagram on Tuesday, can be seen below.


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The "Dr. Phil" show will also begin taping new episodes without any audience members, reports Fox News. As stated by the outlet, the popular daytime talk show typically has roughly 300 people inside the Los Angeles studio. However, the show announced that they will be temporarily changing the format until March 23 and will affect roughly a dozen new episodes.

Additionally, other popular daytime talk shows are also slated to make some adjustments moving forward. According to USA Today, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is set to implement "tighter screening procedures for those hoping to attend tapings." Deadline has also reported that "Rachael Ray" is on a new schedule, as they "also taped without a live studio audience Wednesday ahead of a preplanned week-long hiatus."

These updates come on the heels of both "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" also canceling their live in-studio audiences until the outbreak subsides a bit.

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Wendy Williams attends the Vulture Festival Presented By AT&T - Milk Studios, Day 1 at Milk Studios on May 19, 2018 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vulture Festival