Writers Strike Forces Liberal Late-Night TV Off Air For 3 Months, Possibly Forever

The entertainment industry is at a complete standstill thanks to the joint strike of the writers’ and actors’ guilds, and late-night TV is no exception. The usual bleating of the Left’s favorite mouthpieces–Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and John Oliver, among others–has been replaced by total (and blissful) silence.

With the latest talks between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and major studios reportedly falling through, it could be a long time before late-night TV returns to the airwaves… if it even returns at all.

Even before the strike, reports have indicated that the Democrats’ nighttime programming has declined. An analysis by Axios in April described a “rapid decline in both viewers and ad revenue” in recent years, prompting networks to search for “cheaper” alternatives. CBS’s decision to cancel “The Late Show with James Corden” instead of finding a replacement host was cited as evidence.

The program had been on the air for 28 years. The network replaced it with a game show reboot.

A similar fate could be waiting on the other side of the WGA strike for the rest of late-night television.

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A Saturday report by Fox News Digital described Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Night’ studio as “collecting dust” as the strike wades into its third month. The networks have resorted to airing reruns of their nighttime lineups, including “The Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Daily Show,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Nobody seems to be mourning the loss. Comedian Tim Young told the outlet that the programs were “easy to forget” after so many years of the same tired anti-Trump propaganda.

“Their tired attempts at making funny news-based monologues that were always about Trump had become exhausting and unquotable, so they’d rarely even be covered by entertainment news anymore,” Young said to Fox News Digital.

“Late night shows are so forgettable that I think people have just moved on… they just aren’t missed.” ~ Tim Young

Comedian Jimmy Failla told the outlet, “People just don’t care about late night the way they used to,”

“There was a time when a Hollywood strike would’ve been front page news every day until it was solved. These days we have such an overwhelming amount of content options that it’s diluted their viewer pool, which was reflected in the ratings even before the strike.” ~ Jimmy Failla

Failla argues that late-night television’s “business model” has become obsolete, and celebrities no longer need a “funnyman” to reach fans.

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As the rest of late-night TV flounders, one host has continued to air new episodes and dominate cable TV ratings. Since its debut in April 2021, Fox News’s “Gutfeld!” has surged to the top of the leaderboards. It now rakes in an average of 2 million viewers in its 10:00 pm time slot.

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