What the Hollywood Actors and Writers Strikes Mean for TV and Movies

After two months without new late-night TV shows, viewers are likely to notice the effects of the dual walkouts more broadly within the next couple of months unless agreements are reached quickly.

What the Hollywood Actors and Writers Strikes Mean for TV and Movies

The writers' strike has prevented the release of new episodes for more than two-months. The writers' strike has caused a delay in new episodes of late-night shows like 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'

Within the next few months, the effect of the dual walkouts will be more widely felt by viewers.

The fall television schedule will almost certainly be affected if the labor dispute does not end soon. ABC's fall lineup will feature a mix of reality shows, game-shows, and reruns instead of new episodes from 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Abbott Elementary', or other popular series. This means a lot of reruns of 'Dancing With the Stars,' Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' and Judge Steve Harvey'.

The Fox broadcast network also announced their fall lineup on Tuesday, which is full of unscripted shows like "Celebrity Name That Tune," "The Masked Singer," "Kitchen Nightmares" and Snake Oil, a new game hosted by David Spade.

Despite the fact that many productions were shut down after the writers' strike began on May 2, filming for TV shows and films with completed scripts continued. A prominent talent agent, who spoke under the condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorized to speak in public, said that the writers strike effectively closed down 80 percent the scripted film and TV industry. The actors strike will bring it to a complete halt.

The longer the dispute drags on, the more impact it will have next year. HBO's chairman, Casey Bloys.

Tell Variety

On Wednesday, the president said that "we're okay through 2023. Then, in 2024, things start to get worse."

If the strike drags into the fall, blockbuster movies scheduled for release next summer, such as 'Deadpool 3', could also be delayed.