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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:58 PM Sep 2023

Bill Maher postpones return to the air, the latest TV host to balk at working during writers strike

Source: Associated Press

Bill Maher postpones return to the air, the latest TV host to balk at working during writers strike

BY MARK KENNEDY
Updated 1:55 PM EDT, September 18, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Maher has delayed returning to his HBO talk show during the ongoing strike by writers and actors, a decision that follows similar pauses over the weekend by “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “The Talk” and “The Jennifer Hudson Show.”

Maher last week said he would bring his show back into production, but on Monday said he’ll wait because talks are scheduled to begin between producers and writers on Wednesday.

“My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike,” Maher 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.”

Barrymore, who drew criticism for taping new episodes of her daytime talk show despite the ongoing writers and actors strikes, said Sunday she’ll wait until the labor issues are resolved.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/bill-maher-talk-show-writers-strike-7363bc25e6a506d285e508a209e54835

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Bill Maher postpones return to the air, the latest TV host to balk at working during writers strike (Original Post) Eugene Sep 2023 OP
Thanks for finally getting it, Billy. Now, fuck whose feelings? czarjak Sep 2023 #1
Public pressure works!! walkingman Sep 2023 #2
He got away with being a jerk for too long TC 1 Sep 2023 #3
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