Invoice Maher stated on Monday that he would delay the return of his present, simply days after he had stated it could resume regardless of the continuing screenwriters’ strike in opposition to Hollywood studios.
Mr. Maher stated he reversed his choice to restart his weekly HBO present, “Actual Time With Invoice Maher,” as a result of contract negotiations between Hollywood studios and hanging screenwriters had been set to renew this week.
Mr. Maher stated in a put up on the platform X, previously generally known as Twitter, that his earlier choice to restart the present — which he introduced final week — got here when “there was no finish in sight” to the strike. His change of coronary heart adopted related reversals from speak present hosts like Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Hudson over the weekend.
Ms. Barrymore stated on Sunday that she was pausing the restart of her speak present, “The Drew Barrymore Present,” after dealing with a barrage of criticism, together with being dropped because the host of the Nationwide Guide Awards.
Ms. Barrymore had beforehand introduced that the present was returning, regardless of the strike, and had doubled down on her choice to convey it again after preliminary criticism. However in an Instagram put up over the weekend, Ms. Barrymore stated that she apologized to “anybody she had damage,” and that the present’s premiere could be paused till the strike was over.
After Ms. Barrymore’s announcement, exhibits like “The Jennifer Hudson Present,” which is produced by Warner Brothers, and “The Discuss,” which runs on CBS, additionally rolled again their selections to broadcast new episodes.
Mr. Maher, in beforehand asserting his choice to restart the present, stated that “I’m not ready to lose a complete yr and see so many below-the-line individuals endure a lot.” The Writers Guild of America, which has been on strike in opposition to Hollywood studios since Might, had stated it was planning to picket Mr. Maher’s present.