Invoice Maher has reversed course and is pausing the return of his weekly HBO present Actual Time amid the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
With the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producer set to restart negotiations later this week, Maher introduced on Monday that he’ll maintain off resuming manufacturing “for now.”
“My choice to return to work was made when it appeared nothing was occurring and there was no finish in sight to this strike,” Maher stated. “Now that each side have agreed to return to the negotiating desk I’m going to delay the return of Actual Time, for now, and hope they will lastly get this accomplished.”
Final week, Maher introduced that, regardless of the continued strikes, new episodes of Actual Time would start airing on September twenty second. “It has been 5 months, and it’s time to deliver individuals again to work,” Maher stated in a earlier assertion. “The writers have necessary points that I sympathize with, and hope they’re addressed to their satisfaction, however they aren’t the one individuals with points, issues, and issues. Regardless of some help from me, a lot of the workers is struggling mightily. All of us had been hopeful this might come to an finish after Labor Day, however that day has come and gone, and there nonetheless appears to be nothing occurring. I like my writers, I’m one in all them, however I’m not ready to lose a whole yr and see so many below-the-line individuals endure a lot.”
Maher promised that he would “honor the spirit of the strike by not doing a monologue, desk piece, New Guidelines or editorial,” the written items of the present, and focus solely on its panel dialogue.
Maher’s about-face comes a day after Drew Barrymore equally caved to stress and postponed plans to renew her personal daytime discuss present.
Revisit our explainers on the WGA strike and SAG-AFTRA strike.
My choice to return to work was made when it appeared nothing was occurring and there was no finish in sight to this strike. Now that each side have agreed to return to the negotiating desk I’m going to delay the return of Actual Time, for now, and hope they will lastly get this…
— Invoice Maher (@billmaher) September 18, 2023