Bill Maher Delays ‘Real Time’ Return Amid Writers’ Strike Negotiations


Bill Maher has had a change of heart regarding the return of his popular show, “Real Time”, amid the ongoing writers’ strike. Initially, Maher had planned to bring back the show without writers, but he has now decided to put it on hold in the hopes that both sides can reach an agreement.

Key Takeaway

Bill Maher has decided to postpone the return of “Real Time” until progress is made in the negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the studios.

In a recent statement, Maher explained, “My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike. Now that both sides have agreed to go back to the negotiating table, I’m going to delay the return of ‘Real Time’, for now, and hope they can finally get this done.”

Maher’s decision follows in the footsteps of other prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Hudson, and the show “The Talk” have also put their plans on hold, recognizing the importance of supporting the writers’ cause.

Last week, Maher had announced his intention to do something for his show’s struggling staff during the prolonged strike. His original plan involved removing the writer-based segments and opting for a spontaneous panel show instead. However, with the recent developments, everything is now on hold.

One cannot help but wonder if the pressure from producers and hosts eager to return to work will influence the writers’ stance during the negotiations. The outcome of the discussions between the WGA and the studios remains uncertain, and many stakeholders in the industry are closely following the developments.