For the past several months, the vast majority of TV studios and production sets have remained ghostly quiet as That Which Shall Not Be Named has raged on.
But with broadcasters looking at significant lulls in their schedules, moves are under way to ensure that some of our favourites will back on air in the not too distant future.
The show will, it seems, go on.
The Masked Singer enjoyed impressive ratings for its first outing in the UK – 8.4 million tuned in to see Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts crowned the winner.
So naturally, it's returning for a second season, which will reportedly start filming this year.
Chatting recently on her podcast Making The Cut, co-judge Davina McCall said: "It's coming back. We are going to start filming in September or October."
But quite a lot has happened since McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Ken Jeong were last serenaded by a supersized duck and a giant octopus.
The pandemic has changed the game when it comes to how TV is made, so what will The Masked Singer look like under the new guidelines?
According to McCall, the one-metre rule will be in place for the audience, and while she didn't mention it, we'd expect the judges to comply with social distancing also.
She did go on to say that "things are changing so rapidly now with the easing that September is a lifetime away. It may well be that social distancing has gone out the window by that point". But somehow, we can't see that happening.
It's a step in the right direction after comments made by ITV's entertainment boss Katie Rawcliffe back in April.
Speaking at the (digital) Edinburgh TV Festival (via Variety), she floated the possibility of filming without an audience, with ITV's director of television Kevin Lygo adding: it's "more manageable for us and the production staff to do in an enclosed, guarded space" (via Jake Kanter).
But one aspect of the singing competition that will remain unchanged (and has taken on a new relevance as of late) is the wearing of masks.
Who knew it was *so* ahead of its time?
And The Masked Singer isn't the only reality show pushing ahead, albeit with some key changes in store.
A BBC source reportedly told The Sun that there will also be fewer people working behind the scenes, adding: "there will be no entourages for the judges, no agents hanging around, no friends or family members, no hair and make-up people waiting on them hand and foot."
Furthermore, viewers should expect less intimacy within dance routines.
"There are a lot of dance styles that we can do without necessarily having to touch our partner," professional dancer Janette Manrara told the publication. "You can teach someone steps, you can teach someone side-by-side routines and not have to touch someone, so there is always that possibility."
Could that open up the floor to some styles which haven't yet been explored on the show?
She also hinted that masks could be incorporated: "Let's do a beautiful rumba with a sparkly mask on. We could make it a fashion thing. We all just want the show to go on."
If there's any show that can make masks "happen", it's Strictly.
Another significant switch-up could be the absence of judge Bruno Tonioli due to travel restrictions. But fellow judge Shirley Ballas has said that "he will find the way" to play his part if there is a solution.
"If it's not safe, then that's a different situation," she said at the Virgin Media BAFTA Television Awards."But I know Bruno and Bruno will fly his little arms to [get there]. I love him so much, and I know that he will give his all to get there."
Co-host Tess Daly has teased that this year's lineup is "amazing", so watch this space for announcements in the coming weeks.
As for I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, a HUGE change was recently announced.
For the first time in its 18-year history, it won't be heading Down Under, instead setting up shop at a ruined castle in the British countryside.
ITV studios' director of entertainment Richard Cowles said: "We pulled out all the stops to try and make the series happen in Australia. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and despite us looking at many different contingencies, it became apparent that it just wasn't possible for us to travel and make the show there."
But despite the change of location, "the same tone and feel will remain", with an array of Bushtucker Trials and challenges to scare the celebs.
If the celebs were hoping for a killer tan, however, their best bet is a trip to the local beauty salon before they leave their home comforts behind.
"Our celebrities will probably have to swap shorts for thermals but they can still look forward to a basic diet of rice and beans and plenty of thrills and surprises along the way," said Cowles.
The Britain's Got Talent finals will hit screens later this year, but there's been no word yet on whether they'll happen with or without a live audience.
We'll also be treated to a one-off catch up show before the last remaining performances to whizz viewers through some of the audition highlights.
After initially looking like several month's worth of re-runs were on the cards, the TV landscape has been given a much-needed boost.
All of the above is, of course, subject to change, but the clouds, it seems, are slowly beginning to lift.
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