So the writers strike could come to a close at last as soon as tomorrow after a tough five months out when they couldn’t be able to craft scripted content at the hands of the studio companies. Although there’s still a long way to go when it comes to the SAG-AFTRA strikes amongst actors too as we don’t know when that will end as well.
The good news is that we can see late-night talk shows & some daytime talk shows coming up going back to normal.
Plus, we can finally see CBS replace The Late Late Show franchise on the 12.30am timeslot at some point with an improv game show called @midnight. It hasn’t been officially announced yet due to the strikes but it looks like they will at last be able to roll the dice under the one Stephen Colbert umbrella, which is executive producing @midnight while hosting & also executive producing his own talk show at 11.35pm. That is one thing to keep an eye on since James Corden left The Late Late Show hot seat earlier in April this year.
Meanwhile, the bad news is that we may have to wait a bit longer for the scripted programming – particularly prime-time – to have new episodes out again since the actors strike isn’t done just yet.
There is still uncertainty of what ABC is gonna do with The Rookie: Feds, Home Economics & a potential spin-off to The Good Doctor, The Good Lawyer. But ABC does rate The Good Lawyer very highly since the screen test came back really well off the back from the backdoor pilot of The Good Doctor episode back in March this year, so not easy for them to ignore such a proposal that can hopefully get the best out of their Monday prime-time schedule. Speaking of their Monday prime-time schedule, The Good Lawyer can be a perfect lead-in towards the main show at 9pm with a game/reality show or even 9-1-1 (the one they took away from FOX after six seasons except 9-1-1 Lone Star) to kickstart the new week beforehand.
We’ll just have to wait and see what will happen to both Home Economics & The Rookie: Feds once everyone is able to go back to work by writing/scripting, producing & showing awesome TV.