The writers’ strike is (almost) over! Now let’s take care of the actors!

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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

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.


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.”

Greg Daniels is threatening to do a reboot of The Office. BUT WHY THO?

Usher is your next Super Bowl Halftime Show performer.

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?

Former Love is Blinders are pulling in the big influencer bucks.

Hulu is pulling a bunch of shows in the coming days.

Angelica Ross STILL has beef with Ryan Murphy.

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.

You can get a month of AMC+ for free if you sign up with Sling.

Here’s hoping General Hospital‘s John J. York has a quick recovery.

Heal swiftly, Sophia Loren!

Mark Your Calendar

  • Loki returns on Disney+ on October 5.

  • 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.


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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ABC Monday Night Football
SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt
CW Son of a Critch
Run the Burbs
Children Ruin Everything
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX Kitchen Nightmares
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
NBC The Voice
The Irrational

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