With the writer’s strike coming to an end this week following a new tentative agreement between the Writers Guild Of America and the Studios, work is set to begin on Monday in writers’ rooms on many shows, in order to salvage this winter’s television season.
According to Deadline, several writing rooms are set to resume, including ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Abbott Elementary” and “Criminal Minds: Evolution”. While 20th Television will resume work on “9-1-1” and the animated series, “Family Guy”, “Bob’s Burgers”, and “The Simpsons”. Other studios are also getting their shows writing rooms up and running, such as CBS’s “NCIS.”
While the actors are still on strike and negotiations are set to resume next week, the writers need a headstart to get the scripts ready for the actor’s return. Though these shows won’t be able to be ready for the fall, its hoped filming might be able to resume before the end of the year, to get new episodes out at the end of the winter season.
Existing established shows are a priority for the studios to get work underway, since these can generally be restarted much easier and quicker, as they already have writers connected to the show. While newer shows will take a little longer to get started, since they need to hire new writers. However, while there is a fury of new hirings because of all the shows restarting across all the different studios, there is much more competition, due to there being fewer shows being created.
The new agreement also introduces new rules, such as writing room sizes, writers’ guaranteed involvement in production, and minimum staffing numbers that are causing additional issues to deal with.
Most of these shows are going to be released on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ internationally.
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