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Bill Maher announces his show is coming back amidst writers strike: 'Time to bring people back to work'

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Comedian Bill Maher took a swipe at his late-night colleagues while discussing whether late night comedy is becoming a thing of the past on his "Club Random" podcast. Bill Maher announced that his HBO show will soon return without writers. "Real Time with Bill Maher's" 21st season was cut short after Hollywood writers went on strike last May. Writers are asking for higher pay, a guaranteed number of writers per room, better residuals and safeguards around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the writing process, in their list of demands. With no end to the strike in sight, Maher revealed that the show would return without writers or writing.

Being Mean to Scabs Is Working

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After backlash, Drew Barrymore has decided to not resume production of her talk show amid a dual strike by writers and actors. "I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show's premiere until the strike is over," Barrymore wrote in a post on Instagram. "I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today." Sometimes--and especially in the case of strikes--it seems the meme is true: bullying works. After Barrymore's initial announcement, the reaction was swift and continuous, with many calling the actress a hypocrite for backpedaling on her decision to support striking workers.

'The Talk' and 'The Jennifer Hudson Show' cancel premieres last minute, after Drew Barrymore caves to pressure

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Fox News Digital captured video of Writers Guild members outside the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan, chanting'Hey, Drew. Following Drew Barrymore's decision to pause her show's return after immense backlash, other talk shows are following suit. CBS' "The Talk" and the syndicated series "The Jennifer Hudson Show" were both set to return Monday but put those plans on hold. A statement from CBS provided to Fox News Digital read, "'The Talk' is pausing its season premiere scheduled for September 18. We will continue to evaluate plans for a new launch date."

Keith Olbermann trashes Bill Maher for bringing HBO show back amid writer strike: 'F--- you, Bill'

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Comedian Bill Maher pushed back on an MSNBC host's criticism of Trump supporters, saying the media doesn't understand how Trump's base is fighting against'crazy on the left.' Left-wing commentator Keith Olbermann cursed out comedian Bill Maher after the HBO host said he would bring his show back amid the writers strike. Olbermann took to social media platform X Thursday to say, "F--- you, Bill," after Maher announced he would continue producing and airing episodes of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" while writers are still on strike against major industry studios. Maher made the announcement Wednesday on the platform, stating, "Real Time is coming back, unfortunately, sans writers or writing. It has been five months, and it is time to bring people back to work."

Drew Barrymore defies Hollywood cancel culture and resumes talk show

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Fox News Digital captured video of Writer's Guild members outside the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan, chanting "Hey Drew. Drew Barrymore will resume her daytime talk show despite the ongoing strikes in Hollywood. In a statement shared to social media, the actress justified her decision, writing, "To be clear, our talk show actually wrapped on April 20th so we never had to shut down the show. However, I am also making the choice to come back for the first time in this strike for our show, that may have my name on it but this is bigger than just me," the actress shared. "I own this choice," she continued. "We are in compliance with not discussing or promoting film and television that is struck of any kind.