Following the agreement of Hollywood writers to strike, all the major late-night talk shows are scheduled to stop production as of Tuesday.
After failing to negotiate deals with production studios over greater pay, members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) will not be reporting for duty starting on Tuesday. The writers’ strike is the first in 15 years.
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Numerous television programs will have their production halted as a result of the strike, but the late-night mainstays will be particularly affected because they depend on their writers’ rooms for daily output. Reruns will be broadcast until further notice.
Which late-night talk shows will be affected by it?
Among these are “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Daily Show.”
According to a report from Deadline, weekly programs including “Saturday Night Live,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” are also anticipated to be disrupted.
Requests for response from representatives of the networks that broadcast the shows—NBC, CBS, ABC, Comedy Central, and HBO—were not immediately answered as per the Insider.
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Numerous A-list guests will no longer appear on the shows due to the indefinite hiatus.
This week, Fallon’s couch will host Jennifer Lopez, Elle Fanning, and Rachel Brosnahan, and Colbert’s show will have Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Will Poulter, Ricky Gervais, and Melissa McCarthy were among the guests lined up to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, while Henry Winkler and Rachel Weisz were scheduled to appear on “Late Night.”
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On Friday’s installment of his show, Meyers declared his support for the strike, telling his live audience that the WGA’s demands were “reasonable” and that he had promised to halt production if a deal couldn’t be struck.