Late-night will coming back.
18.09.2023 - 16:37 / variety.com
Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor Bill Maher has decided to stop the clock on the return of “Real Time.” The comedian, who last week vowed to put his topical HBO program back into production, now says he will delay it for a while longer. “My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike,” he said via social media.
“Now that both sides have agreed to go back to the negotiating table I’m going to delay the return of ‘Real Time,’ for now, and hope they can finally get this done.” All of TV’s late-night series have gone dark in recent months due to the strike, but Maher said he could no longer stand by as so many of his below-the-line crew were going without being paid. In doing so, the iconoclastic host is following the lead of several other prominent hosts who have in recent days opted to halt production plans.
Drew Barrymore had planned to start a new cycle of her CBS daytime program, and the network was ready to launch its afternoon series “The Talk.” Both changed course after the plans spurred backlash. The WGA saId it planned to protest outside any production of “Real Time.” Maher had planned a stripped-down show, one that would have been devoid of many of its signature elements.
Under his plan, a “Real Time” episode produced during the strike would not have featured any monologues, humor pieces, or the series’ flagship segment, “New Rules.” “And I’ll say it upfront to the audience: the show I will be doing without my writers will not be as good as our normal show, full stop,” Maher said last week. The WGA strike has foiled many TV networks’ late-night plans.
CBS had hoped to launch a new show at 12:30 a.m. this fall to replace the departing James.
Late-night will coming back.
Howard Stern is once again under attack by former celebrity friends. This time, it’s Donald Trump, who today said the self-described “King of All Media” was a “broken weirdo” who “went woke.”
he wasn’t good anymore because the 69-year-old is “woke.”“I hear that a lot that I’m not good anymore because I’m woke,” said Stern according to a report by the news site Mediaite.“By the way, I kind of take that as a compliment, that I’m woke,” he said. “I’ll tell you how I feel about it. To me the opposite of woke, is being asleep.”“And if woke means I can’t get behind Trump, which is what I think it means, or that I support people who want to be transgender or I’m for the vaccine, dude, call me woke as you f—— want,” Stern said in the rant.“I am woke, motherf—–, and I love it.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Howard Stern and Bill Maher are “no longer friends,” according to Stern. The SiriusXM radio host told listeners (via Entertainment Weekly) that Maher made a “sexist” comment involving Stern’s first wife and “was actually dumping on me” during an episode of Maher’s “Club Random” podcast. “He took a big shot at me,” Stern said.
There was more trouble for Dancing with the Stars after it faced its second picket line of the day.
The writers are waltzing after Dancing with the Stars after all.
Howard Stern’s friendship with Bill Maher is seemingly over.
Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A prominent TV reporter walks into a bar… A handful of the news anchors at MSNBC (yes, there are some left!) recently held a dinner to welcome Ana Cabrera, the former CNN journalist, to the network, where she has taken the reins of its 10 a.m. hour. Chris Jansing and Katy Tur, familiar faces to MSNBC viewers, were holding court, but Andrea Mitchell, a legendary Washington correspondent who has anchored an early afternoon show on MSNBC since 2008, was missing, due to making an appearance at Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday.
Bill Maher is delaying the start of “Real Time”.
As Drew Barrymore and Bill Maher reverse their decisions to return to their talk shows, Sherri Shepherd is gearing up for her return.
The writers and the studios are set to sit down to resume negotiations on Wednesday.
Bill Maher is the latest host to postpone his return to work.
Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor “Monday Night Football” was for many years a staple of ABC’s Monday-night line-up before it moved to ESPN in 2006. This fall, it will be so again. ABC will air ten more “MNF” games than previously expected this season, simulcasting then with Disney TV sibling ESPN in a move that will help the broadcast network as the industry grapples with ongoing strikes by WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
This week, the big story is a presumed return to talks between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the striking Writers Guild of America. May things go well.
Well, Jessica Fletcher was a professional writer. Why shouldn’t she have a presence on the WGA’s picket line?
Bill Maher loves to talk politics, but the Real Time host may be about to get a lesson in how real Power works.
Bill Maher has faced a lot of criticism after revealing that he was bringing Real Time back to HBO next week.
As this seemingly endless Hollywood-hobbling strike hits week 20, Billy Ray seeks input from two veterans of the business – a vet TV exec, Peter Aronson, and a columnist, The Ankler’s Richard Rushfield — on how we got to this point and what needs to happen to get people working again. Among the points covered: how the AMPTP’S decision to chase the Netflix streaming model has had calamitous results, the high price of the signatory’s PR false messaging, and what has to happen in next week’s resumption of talks to get Hollywood back to work. Things are getting desperate — Bill Maher & Drew Barrymore are getting flamed on social media for resuming their shows, sans writers. Their reasoning; after five months without a paycheck waiting for the guilds and studios to make a deal, employees on those shows who are not members of the guilds are starving.
Keith Olbermann cursed out comedian Bill Maher after the HBO host said he would bring his show back amid the writers strike.Olbermann took to social media platform X Thursday to say, “F— you, Bill,” after Maher announced he would continue producing and airing episodes of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” while writers are still on strike against major industry studios.Maher made the announcement Wednesday on the platform, stating, “Real Time is coming back, unfortunately, sans writers or writing. It has been five months, and it is time to bring people back to work.”He added, “The writers have important issues that I sympathize with, and hope they are addressed to their satisfaction, but they are not the only people with issues, problems, and concerns.
Several talk shows are planning their returns despite the ongoing SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes.