Looking at the help for what's On Topic, the following is on topic:

Questions about a movie or TV show's production
Questions relating to the film and TV industry

but this is off topic:

TV news, sports and current affairs

I was wanting to ask a question (I don't have the phrasing down yet), essentially asking that since coronavirus shut down most TV/movie production, is there a "bottleneck" coming where new content will be rare, until companies can restart production/filming?

It is related to production (on topic), but related to current events (off topic). Is such a question welcome here?

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    Such a bottleneck would be arbitrary and not the same for all companies. Considering that there are a great number of companies, it is an unanswerable question. There have already been shows where they couldn't finish the season earlier this year, yet IIRC a Netflix boss claims they've got plenty of shows ready for release over the next couple of months.
    – BCdotWEB
    Aug 1, 2020 at 13:04
  • Related? movies.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4705/…
    – BCLC
    Aug 18, 2020 at 10:18

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My interpretation of

TV news, sports and current affairs

being off topic, is that this means "TV news shows, sports shows and current affair shows" are off topic.

I don't think that a question about the impact of the pandemic on the production and distribution of TV and Movies are off topic.

As with all Meta answers please upvote/downvote to agree/disagree.

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    Whilst I agree that the question in it's raw form is probably on topic it seems to be asking something that is self-evident. It's a known fact that most shows have halted production until the pandemic eases so there is a dearth of fresh (dramatic) TV right now. So I'm not sure what value the question actually has. 2c
    – Paulie_D
    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:08
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    I agree @Paulie_D .. but I guess that is a different point, to be answered with voting.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Jul 31, 2020 at 13:53

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