As of today the writers strike in Hollywood has come down as of 12 midnight this morning and writers of all of our favorite TV and streaming shows have stopped working. That means in the upcoming months and maybe over the next year we will begin to notice a shortage or lack of content for people to watch.


What does that mean for our favorite shows?

Production companies and networks rely on writers for television seasons and nightly shows such as The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live for their alive and breathing daily/weekly narrative.

Late night shows now may go to taped additions of programing. Shows like Yellowstone that have yet to be filmed may, or may not have material to shoot for a season that is already in turmoil and late in filming. This could change air dates for certain fictional television series that write week to week which in turn will change the amount of episodes that are available to watch and stream.

What is the Writers Strike?

More than 1,100 TV writers have gone on strike for the way they make a living writing after contract negotiations fell through. They claim pay and working conditions have become worse over time because of the rise of streaming services such as Netflix, Apple, Amazon, etc.

The Writers Union Says:

The companies behavior created a gig economy inside a union workforce, and their immovable stance in this negotiation has betrayed a commitment to further devaluing the profession of writing.

Late night hosts and others have made a stance in support of the Writers Union.

Don't be surprised if there's a shortage of entertainment coming down the line, maybe it's time to breakout a board game or that book you haven't finished.


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