Screenwriters for TV and film have begun to strike as their contracts ended. The strike will affect the late-night four: Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, and Myers. Other shows that will have to halt production are “Real Time” with Bill Maher, “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, and the weekend favorite “Saturday Night Live.” These shows could be affected for multiple weeks, but the late-night ad revenue has been declining for some time.
There may be several reasons for this, but one has to do with the woke content being out of touch with viewers. This strike would be a good time for writers to step out into the public and find out what people actually think and find funny. Then, when the writers return, they should breathe some fresh life into the shows for which they write.