The Talk and The Jennifer Hudson Show Delay Premieres Amid Ongoing Strikes
The Talk and The Jennifer Hudson Show will not be returning for new seasons just yet. The decision to delay filming was made due to the ongoing WGA and SAG strikes. CBS confirmed the news and mentioned that they will evaluate plans for a new launch date for The Talk. Jennifer Hudson’s show has also postponed its debut, with no new release date announced yet.
Delay in Filming Due to Ongoing Strikes
The Talk, hosted by Amanda Kloots, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Sheryl Underwood, Natalie Morales, and Jerry O’Connell, was scheduled to return for Season 14 in September. However, the show originally went on hiatus in May, in solidarity with the writers’ strike, and paused its return due to the ongoing strikes involving actors and writers from the WGA.
Jennifer Hudson’s show, The Jennifer Hudson Show, was also set to premiere in September but has decided to hold off on returning to the air. According to Variety, no new date for the show’s debut has been announced yet.
Impact of Strikes on TV and Film Productions
Many TV and film productions have ceased filming as writers and actors in Hollywood fight for fair pay. While The Drew Barrymore Show was the first talk show to announce plans to return, other productions like The View and Live With Kelly and Mark were able to continue airing new episodes. Shows such as Live With Kelly and Mark and Tamron Hall were permitted to stay in production either because they do not have writers or employ writers under a separate contract unaffected by the WGA strike.
Drew Barrymore’s Decision
Drew Barrymore had initially announced plans to film new episodes in order to keep her staff employed. However, she later decided to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over. In an Instagram statement, she expressed her deepest apologies and hoped for a resolution for the entire industry.
A Challenging Time for the Industry
This strike has forced many in the entertainment industry to navigate difficult times. The decision to delay the premieres of The Talk and The Jennifer Hudson Show reflects the impact of these ongoing strikes. As fans await the return of their favorite shows, everyone hopes for a timely resolution that benefits all involved parties.