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It’s a little less chatter and a little more action for the daytime talk shows supporting the writers’ strike. After Drew Barrymore decided to suspend her talk show until the strike ends – following a week of criticism and apologies – two other talk shows are also on hold. The Jennifer Hudson Show And The speech were both scheduled to air today and had gone into production without their WGA writers, but are now delaying their premiere. CBS, which produces The speech (and distributes The Drew Barrymore Show) said in a statement to several media outlets that it “will continue to evaluate plans for a new launch date.” One daytime show that made a comeback while supporting the writers’ strike is The Sherri Shepard Show. On her first day back on the air, Shepherd explained that her show had never employed WGA writers and was under a different SAG-AFTRA contract than those currently on strike. As for other talk shows with WGA writers, View premiered a new season earlier this month and has yet to respond. The Kelly Clarkson Show, meanwhile, has not announced plans for a first season. Bill Maher is full steam ahead with his show – but you expected that one, right?
This post has been updated.