American comic Invoice Maher mentioned Monday he was suspending the return of his HBO political present Actual Time, turning into the second discuss present host to reverse plans after an outcry from putting Hollywood writers and actors.
Drew Barrymore mentioned Sunday she had backed off plans to convey again her daytime discuss present whereas strikes in Hollywood proceed and apologized “to anybody I’ve harm.”
Maher mentioned in a submit on X, previously often known as Twitter, he’ll delay the return to the present “for now,” on condition that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the studios have determined to return to the negotiating desk.
The WGA, on strike since early Might, mentioned they’ll resume talks on Wednesday.
“My determination to return to work was made when it appeared nothing was taking place and there was no finish in sight to this strike,” mentioned Maher, who’s a WGA member. Maher mentioned he hoped “they will lastly get this accomplished.”
My determination to return to work was made when it appeared nothing was taking place and there was no finish in sight to this strike. Now that each side have agreed to return to the negotiating desk I’m going to delay the return of Actual Time, for now, and hope they will lastly get this…
The WGA mentioned it was “troublesome to think about” how Maher may host the present and nonetheless adjust to strike guidelines. The union had mentioned members would picket the filming of the present.
The proposed return of The Drew Barrymore Present to CBS drew picketers from the putting writers’ and actors’ unions as taping resumed final week.
Following Barrymore’s announcement, different fashionable discuss reveals — together with The Speak and The Jennifer Hudson Present — mentioned they won’t be returning in the course of the WGA strike and the Display Actors Guild strike.