After the Writers Guild of America officially authorized a strike in May 2023, many TV shows were affected as a result.
Writers and studios attempted to reach a new wage agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in April 2023 before the WGA contract expired. Negotiations, however, broke down as the WGA pushed for their compensation to take into account streaming residuals, better working conditions and a limit on the use of artificial intelligence technology.
A strike was confirmed after an agreement ultimately couldn’t be reached with AMPTP — the organization that represents major networks such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Discovery-Warner, NBC Universal, Paramount and Sony.
Shows such as Abbott Elementary, Yellowjackets and Saturday Night Live made headlines at the time after they hit pause on production. Two months later, TV came to a standstill after SAG-AFTRA authorized their own strike which halted filming on all shows.
Some projects, however, received permission to keep filming amid the historic joint strike. Click here for a list of TV shows still in production or scroll down to see which TV shows were initially impacted by the 2023 WGA strike: