The Talk to resume during Hollywood strike

The Talk to resume during Hollywood strike

US talk show The Talk (!) is set to return to screens in the US in the middle of the WGA strike.

The show reportedly has one WGA writing position, which won’t be filled during the strike, and hosts will be ad-libbing.

It follows The Drew Barrymore Show returning but without promoting struck work. Despite this it has been subjected to picket lines and came under fire for throwing out two audience members who supported the strike (the show has since apologised).

The Talk is hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Natalie Morales and Sheryl Underwood but it isn’t clear if all will return.

WGA members are also picketing outside CBS.

The Jennifer Hudson Show is also resuming. While chat shows are allowed to continue under the SAG-AFTRA strike rules (talent may not promote struck shows) some shows employ WGA union writers.

The Talk screens in Australia on 10.

Update: Real Time with Bill Maher will also return.

Source: Deadline