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‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Set To Return Amid WGA, SAG-AFTRA Strikes

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Amid ongoing labor strikes within the entertainment industry, Jennifer Hudson’s talk show, The Jennifer Hudson Show, is gearing up to resume production. Facing strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Hudson’s show is taking a unique approach to continue its broadcast.


The Jennifer Hudson Show Will Return Without The Show’s Writers

Scheduled to return on September 18, The Jennifer Hudson Show is sticking to its initial Season Two premiere date. However, what sets this comeback apart is the decision to start the season without writers. This move is unprecedented and has raised eyebrows in the industry.

The ongoing strike by WGA writers has undoubtedly thrown a curveball into the production process. By choosing to move forward without writers, The Jennifer Hudson Show is taking a bold step. Jennifer Hudson is not the first talk show host that’s confirmed the return of her daytime show. Ahead of this, Drew Barrymore announced the return of her series, The Drew Barrymore Show.

The absence of writers is a significant departure from the norm in the television industry. Writers play a crucial role in shaping the content, scripting dialogues, and ensuring the overall quality of the show. Without their input, the show’s dynamics could shift dramatically.


However, The Jennifer Hudson Show appears to be banking on a future where a new contract is negotiated, allowing the writers to return and rejoin the team. The show’s spokesperson has opted to remain tight-lipped about this unconventional strategy, leaving fans and industry insiders in suspense.

Other Talk Shows Are Also Reportedly Returning

Amid the ongoing labor strikes, the daytime talk show industry is seeing some action with Sherri also confirmed to return on September 18. Additionally, there are reports suggesting that The Talk might be making a return for Season 14.

Talk shows operate under a different contract, known as the “Network Television Code,” allowing SAG-AFTRA members like Hudson to continue working on these series despite the strikes.


This news follows Drew Barrymore’s recent announcement that The Drew Barrymore Show will return for its fourth season, despite the ongoing strikes. Barrymore has made it clear that her show won’t discuss or promote struck content.

While the strikes have disrupted many aspects of the entertainment industry, some daytime talk shows, including The View, and Live with Kelly and Mark, have continued producing new episodes.

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sarah
sarah
3 months ago

hi Jennifer hudson

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