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And Now the TV Purge Begins…

Less than a week after the WGA strike ended, hundreds of reinstated writers have been notified that their deals will not be extended.
Less than a week after the WGA strike ended, hundreds of reinstated writers have been notified that their deals will not be extended. Photo: Gina Ferazzi/Getty Images
Matthew Belloni
October 1, 2023

I know a lot of writers and reps who quietly breathed a sigh of relief when the studios opted to suspend, rather than terminate, their overall deals during the WGA strike. Months of zero pay would hurt, of course, but once the strike settled and the pain was over, the time off—and the studio checks—would just be added on to the end of their deals.