‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Postpones Return Amid Writers’ Strike – Variety

“The Jennifer Hudson Show” postponed its previously planned premiere date and temporarily halted production amid backlash during the writers’ strike. diverse to learn.

Jennifer Hudson’s talk show was supposed to debut its new season on Monday, September 18. But after mounting criticism — sparked by Drew Barrymore publicly announcing that her talk show would return while the writers were on the picket lines, then reversing course — all eyes were on the daytime.

Barrymore announced on Sunday that her talk show will not be returning after all. Her decision now created a domino effect across the day. Barrymore was facing severe negative backlash after she posted on her Instagram account that her talk show would return amid the strikes. Shortly after Barrymore decided to pause production of her show until after the strikes ended, CBS’ “The Talk” also pushed back its premiere date.

Sherri Shepherd’s talk show “Sherri” will return Monday, though it’s not a hit show covered by the Writers Guild of America. Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, which moved from Los Angeles to New York City over the summer, has yet to announce a premiere date. “The View,” which features two WGA writers, aired throughout the strikes without its writers.

The talk shows operate under the SAG-AFTRA network code, which allows hosts like Hudson and Barrymore to continue in their hosting roles, so none of the hosts violate SAG-AFTRA rules.

Hudson’s nationally syndicated show, which is covered by the WGA, is planned to start its season without a book, and aims to resume with a WGA book once a new contract is in place.

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