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SNY Cancels Two Late-Afternoon Studio Shows Amid Pandemic

SNY canceled "two late-afternoon studio programs, 'The Thread' and 'LoudMouths,' on Thursday, moves that resulted in the layoffs of about 20 people who worked on the shows," according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. The cancellations "leave only two studio shows being produced by SNY -- at least until the Mets and/or Jets return to action." They are "SportsNite" -- currently on hiatus -- and "Baseball Night in New York" (NEWSDAY, 5/22). In N.Y., Andrew Marchand reports host of "The Thread" Justine Ward has "resigned, but it is not in protest of the moves, but rather a career change." SNY is "de-emphasizing freelancers, but will still continue with 'Baseball Night in New York' now and, when things are up and running, 'SportsNite.'" This "could offer some opportunities, but SNY isn’t clear yet if it will use freelancers" (N.Y. POST, 5/22).