Fans of “The Talk” and “The Jennifer Hudson Show” will have to wait a little longer for new seasons as the shows have delayed their premieres due to ongoing strikes in the entertainment industry. CBS confirmed the news in a statement, saying that “The Talk” will pause its season premiere scheduled for September 18 and will evaluate plans for a new launch date. Similarly, “The Jennifer Hudson Show” will also hold off on returning to the air, with no new date announced yet.
These delays come as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) are on strike, demanding fair wages and better conditions for writers and actors. Many TV and film productions have stopped filming in support of the strike. However, some shows, such as “The Drew Barrymore Show,” have resumed production as they do not employ writers or have separate contracts for their writers that were not affected by the strike.
“Drew Barrymore Show” host, Drew Barrymore, recently announced her plans to film new episodes to keep her staff employed. She emphasized her support for the striking writers and hoped for a quick resolution to the strike. However, after listening to feedback, she made the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over, apologizing to anyone she may have hurt in the process.
The ongoing strikes have seen many celebrities join their union members on picket lines to show their support. The SAG-AFTRA strike, representing TV and film actors, started in July after negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) broke down. The strikes highlight the need for fair pay and working conditions in the entertainment industry.
While fans await the return of “The Talk” and “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” they can still enjoy other shows that have managed to continue airing new episodes, such as “The View” and “Live With Kelly and Mark.” Hopefully, a resolution can be reached soon so that everyone in the industry can get back to doing what they do best – entertaining audiences and bringing people together through their work.