"On Tuesday we probably finished blocking all of the scenes, and then at the end of the work day we would have a run through for the producers of the show," Mann said.
Though this daily schedule might seem rather formulaic, in reality it is filled with unpredictability. Every night, the cast got a new script with changes the writers deemed necessary after the read-throughs.
"[Wednesday] was another kind of blocking day that would compensate for all of the changes that occurred," Mann said. "We would have a network run through which included the writers of the show, and also some of the higher-ups from Netflix who were producing the show, and costumes and hair, just so they were all on board."
Safety Precautions: the show complied with all CDC guidelines and exersized great caution, both on set and off.
Finally, on Thursdays they would film scenes that were not on the main set, and then on Friday they had a live audience.
"We would maybe do a scene four times so they could get all the shots they needed, and the audience was reacting live to all of the shots that we were doing. So that was really, really fun and really cool, it was like a party [...] we felt like we were on Ellen."
Even more unpredictability arrived with the pandemic that hit in the middle of filming. According to Mann, four episodes of "Country Comfort" were filmed before COVID-19 hit in mid-march. Six more episodes were filmed after Covid hit with immense safety precautions. When shooting during the pandemic, all filming took place on both Thursdays and Fridays as live audiences were no longer safe.
While balancing this hectic work schedule, Mann had to continue schooling. Yet he managed to look at the situation as an opportunity as opposed to an inconvenience.