Siblings.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/nu9Q6gXujY
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) September 24, 2023
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
The WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement. This was made possible by the enduring solidarity of WGA members and extraordinary support of our union siblings who stood with us for over 146 days. More details coming after contract language is finalized. #WGAStrike pic.twitter.com/GBg2wZBwGB
— Writers Guild of America West (@WGAWest) September 25, 2023
After 146 long summer days, the AMPTP has finally come to terms with the WGA and the writers’ strike is tentatively over. Thank goodness. We don’t know the terms yet, and probably won’t until tomorrow when the WGA negotiating committee is scheduled to vote on the agreement. Once they approve the terms, the entire WGA body will vote on whether to approve it or not.
There will be another vote on Tuesday to allow WGA writers to return to writing ahead of the full vote, which means that talk shows, daytime and late night — including Saturday Night Live — could be back to work as soon as Monday.
And this is terrific news — but it’s hardly the end of the Hollywood shutdown as the SAG-AFTRA remains on strike. Hopefully having come to terms with the WGA will encourage the AMPTP to quickly negotiate with the actors so that everyone can get back to work.
As for the return of scripted television, if SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP can negotiate quickly and effectively, it’s possible we could have new scripted series in time for the midseason.
I applaud the WGA and AMPTP for reaching a tentative agreement that will allow writers to return to telling the stories of our nation, our world, and all of us.
All workers – including writers, actors, and autoworkers – deserve a fair share of the value they helped create.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 25, 2023
The SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee congratulates the WGA Negotiating Committee.
To our fellow union siblings who serve on the WGA Negotiating Committee, we extend our heartfelt congratulations on securing a tentative agreement with the AMPTP.
— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) September 25, 2023
Good news, everyone! Finally. https://t.co/979NGkSAQs
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) September 25, 2023
— Glen Mazzara (@glenmazzara) September 25, 2023
Congratulates to the WGA on reaching a tentative agreement with the AMPTP after 146 days on the picket lines. @sagaftra remains committed in solidarity to achieving the necessary terms for our members when its our time back at the table. pic.twitter.com/8F2OKHUPWR
— sheryl lee ralph (@thesherylralph) September 25, 2023
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) September 25, 2023
Congrats to the new 20-person White Lotus writers room!
— Matt Warburton (@MCWarburton) September 25, 2023
Writing signs was fun, but I can't wait to get back to writing exclusively for people who hate to read.
— Gonzalo Cordova (@GonzaloRCordova) September 24, 2023
Maybe the real treasure was the homelessness we were threatened with along the way.
— David Gross (@davidgrossTV) September 25, 2023
Even though the strike is ending don’t forget there’s still so many reasons to think Bill Maher sucks
— Henry Gammill (@HenryGammill) September 25, 2023
Meanwhile, NBCUniversal is updating its workplace guidelines for reality shows, “increasing its requirements around anti-discrimination and harassment policies, making an inclusive workplace and channels to report concerns and violations.” They are also mandating “psychological care after filming that includes mental health support to cast through the airing of the show and beyond, including mandatory on-set support during reunion tapings.”
Have you watched the first few episodes of the Houston Love is Blind yet? IT’S MESSY. WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR DATING SCENE, HOUSTON? If you have watched, here is a list of all of the couples’ (so far) social media sites. Spoilers abound.
Speaking of Love is Blind, this piece bemoans the show’s “lack of flirting,” arguing that the contestants just dive right into serious topics. But the article doesn’t seem to take into account the hundreds and hundreds of hours of conversations that have to be edited down to the four hours that we do see?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has kicked three members out for violating the organization’s code of conduct. One member was accused of making anti-Semitic and “extremist” remarks, the other two’s violations are unclear.
Mark Your Calendar
- Loki returns on Disney+ on October 5.
Time is running out.
— Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) September 22, 2023
- Doctor Who returns on Disney+ in November.
- Rick & Morty returns on Adult Swim on October 15.
- Naked Attraction is now available on Max.
- Obituary is coming to Hulu soon.
- Kumari Srimathi premieres on Prime Video on September 28.
- The Artful Dodger will debut on Hulu on November 29.
- Red State vs. Blue State Debate will air on Fox News on November 30.
Jody Kelly, Survivor contestant
Gita Mehta, Author and TV director
Nic Kerdiles, Anaheim Ducks player
Terry Kirkman, Founding member of the ’60s band The Association
The Voice: Reba joins the spinning chairs for the 24th season. Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
The Irrational: Jesse L. Martin stars in this new crime drama as a behavioral psychology professor who helps solve high-stakes crimes. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Kitchen Nightmares: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test: 14 new celebrities compete. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Breeders: Paul makes Ally an offer in the series finale. 9 p.m., FX
Below Deck Mediterranean: Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo
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