Writers Strike Forces Late Night Shows To Shut Down Immediately

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Late night television shows will be forced to shut down beginning tonight due to a writers strike in Hollywood after the Writers Guild of America’s talks with studios failed.

Writers Strike Shuts Down Late Night

NBC News reported that the board of directors for the Writers Guild of America, which includes West Coast and East Coast branches, voted unanimously to call for a walkout after saying that writers were facing an “existential crisis.”

“The companies’ behavior has created a gig economy inside a union work force, and their immovable stance in this negotiation has betrayed a commitment to further devaluing the profession of writing,” the WGA said in a statement.

Deadline reported that shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” will all be going dark starting on Tuesday evening. “Saturday Night Live,” “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will likely be going dark as well, although decisions about their fate will be made later in the week.

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Seth Meyers Supports Strike

“Late Night” host Seth Meyers spoke out to defend the writers who are on strike.

“I love writing. I love writing for TV. I love writing this show,” he said. “I love that we get to come in with an idea for what we want to do every day and we get to work on it all afternoon and then I have the pleasure of coming out here.”

“No one is entitled to a job in show business,” he continued. “But for those people who have a job, they are entitled to fair compensation. They are entitled to make a living. I think it’s a very reasonable demand that’s being set out by the guild. And I support those demands.”

Pete Davidson was set to make his return to “Saturday Night Live” by hosting this week, and he joked last night that he was taking the strike personally.

“It sucks because it just feeds my weird story I have in my head, like, of course that would happen to me,” he said.

“We have to think about our crew too. I absolutely support the writers, and I want the writers to get what they deserve and need, but I don’t want our crew to be out of work,” added one “Saturday Night Live” star who declined to be named. “We can’t make this art without each other.”

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Kimmel And Colbert Have Been Through This Before

The super liberal late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have both been through this before, as they were working in late night television during the writers strike that lasted 100 days during the 2007-08 season. Late night showrunners have said that unlike what happened during the last writers strike, they plan to stay unified with one another as it continues.

“I have been and will continue to talk to the other shows to see what they’re up to,” one showrunner said. “We’ve got to support the writers — our writers are amazing. That said, the rest of the staff is amazing, and I don’t want to see anybody lose their jobs or lose a paycheck. What’s the happy medium there? Figuring that out, it’s not been easy.”

Late night ratings have been on the decline over the past few years in the wake of the shows being taken over by liberals who have over-politicized them. In the end, only a few shameless liberals will miss these late night programs, as the rest of us will be relieved to have a break from ignorant liberals like Kimmel and Colbert trying to lecture us about politics.