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Daytime Talk Shows, After False Start, Eye October Return

The daytime talk shows sidelined by the Writers Guild of America strike are making moves to resume production now that a tentative agreement has been reached between the writers and the AMPTP. Of the enterprises impacted by their WGA ties — The Talk, The Drew Barrymore Show, The Jennifer Hudson Show and The Kelly Clarkson […]

Anonymous Strike Diary: Tears of Relief and Gratitude — The Studios “Mistook Our Resolve”

First, came the texts I couldn’t believe. Then, the email that made it real. Last, the tears. Of relief. Of gratitude. And hope that next SAG-AFTRA — and the UAW, and IATSE, and every union still standing in this country — will get the deals they deserve. We have a deal. Of course, it’s “tentative” […]

ABC Moves Forward With ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Premiere After Considering Delay

With a tentative deal reached between writers and the studios and streamers, ABC has decided to move forward with its premiere of the 32nd season of Dancing With the Stars. As of late last week, ABC was considering delaying the return of the veteran reality dance competition after strikers picketed outside the show’s rehearsal spaces […]

President Biden Applauds Tentative Writers Guild Deal

President Joe Biden on Monday released a statement applauding the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for reaching a tentative deal Sunday night, 146 days after the writers began striking. “I applaud the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for reaching […]

U.K. Writers Guild on Tentative Deal to End Strike: “Your Solidarity Has Counted and Your Voice Has Been Heard”

With the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and representatives of Hollywood studios and streamers reaching a tentative deal on a new contract late Sunday, international reactions started pouring in Monday. Among the groups chiming in on the development was the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB). “We send our congratulations to our sister union in the States […]

Hollywood Reacts to Tentative WGA, AMPTP Deal: “We Did It!”

Striking writers and other members of Hollywood are calling the tentative deal reached by the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Sunday a “victory.” The deal was announced Sunday, which was 146 days after the writers strike began on May 2 and following five back-to-back days of negotiations that ran through the weekend. In its […]

Writers Guild Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios and Streamers

After several long consecutive days of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America and the labor group representing studios and streamers have reached a tentative deal on a new contract in a major development that could precipitate the end of a historic, 146-day writers strike. The Writers Guild of America emailed strike captains the news on […]

Studios Present “Best and Final” Offer to Writers Guild

The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers appear to be nearing the finish line on a deal that could end a historic, 145-day strike after the studios presented an alleged “best and final” offer to the union. The companies’ latest offer was made on Saturday, according to studio-side […]

Why Kristen Stewart’s Stylist Went on a Three-Month Shopping Hiatus

A-list star stylist Tara Swennen — whose clients include Kristen Stewart, Ali Wong and Sarah Michelle Gellar — recently teamed with fashion nonprofit Remake on a three-month hiatus from shopping as a way to spotlight sustainability. The June?1-Sept.?1 initiative aimed “to press pause on purchasing new clothing and take time to reflect on possible overconsumption […]

After Marathon Session, Writers Guild Negotiations Conclude Friday Without Deal

The Writers Guild of America met again with chief executives and studio and streamer negotiators on Friday in a marathon bargaining session that failed to produce a deal, though management-side insiders did claim that progress was being made. Talks went well into the night on the third day that union negotiators met with a group […]

‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’ Season 2 Canceled by Peacock Amid Strikes

Peacock has reversed course and canceled the second season of its Pitch Perfect TV spinoff Bumper in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The renewal was first announced back in January, after the show’s first six-episode season debuted Nov. 23, 2022. At the time of the renewal, NBCU said?Bumper in Berlin?was the streamer’s top comedy […]

How the Entertainment Community Fund Is Supporting Workers Impacted by the Strikes

Welcome to the 231st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]