When you’re producing a TV show it’s easy to pretend like the only things to worry about are budget and scheduling, but sometimes real world events can play a large part.
It could be acknowledging real world tragedy, like the tragic death of an actor or something more uplifting like the news of a pregnancy. Either way, you still need to film a show in the end and that means getting creative. In the case of pregnant actresses though, creative isn’t always the best way to describe it.
For instance, making actress Marcia Cross stand behind a ginger bread house on Desperate Housewives, not that creative.