New York TV Shows Are On Strike During The Writers Guild of America (WGA) Strike That Is An Ongoing Labor Dispute That Began May 2, 2023 And Has Cancelled The Taping Of A Dozen New York TV Shows
October 3rd, 2023
Five months to the day after the Writers Guild of America went on strike, the late night TV shows are back on the air after a deal was reached between the WGA and the major Hollywood studios. TV show production had been stopped for many TV show in New York City.
New York TV Show Tapings That Are NOT Taping:
- Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
- The Daily Show
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
- Late Night with Seth Meyers
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- Saturday Night Live SNL
- Steve Wilkos Show
- The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
New York TV Shows Are Not Booking Audiences Until The Strike is Over
TV show producers aren't sure how long the strike will be on for, so they are not booking TV audiences until the strike is over.
New York TV Show Tapings That Are NOT Affected Are:
- Drew Barrymore Show
- Greg Gutfeld
- Live with Kelly & Mark
- Sherri Shepherd
- Steve Wilkos Show
- Tamron Hall
- The View
These shows are currently booking TV audiences.
The Writers Strike Cancels Many New York TV Shows
The 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is an ongoing labor dispute by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). This union represents 11,500 screenwriters an went on strike on May 2, 2023.
The WGA were joined by another union, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents 350 motion picture and television producers. This effectively shut down production on over 12 New York TV shows.
Largest Interruption Of American Television Production Since 2007
The strike is the largest interruption to American television and film production since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as well as the largest labor stoppage the WGA has performed since the 2007–08 strike.
SAG-AFTRA Strike Now Makes It A Triple Strike
Now, for the first time in 63 years, Hollywood has a triple strike on its hands. SAG-AFTRA decided to come out on strike on Wednesday, July 12. SAG-AFTRA’s national board unanimously voted to order a strike; membership had previously authorized the strike, with nearly 98 percent of voters in favor.
Contract Issues for AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA
The contract between SAG-AFTRA (the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, two guilds that merged in 2012) and AMPTP (American Motion Picture and Television Producers), which represents Hollywood’s studios and production companies are both now cancelled.
WGA Writers Strike Lingers On
The WGA (Writers Guild of America) has been on strike since May 2, 2023 and many New York TV Show tapings are affected, but not all of them.