I broke the story last night that Jamie Lee Curtis had joined Drew Barrymore in declining to appear on the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Later last night the network announced that Sunday’s show would be without an audience or live presenters. The Writers Strike has basically shut the show down. There will be pre-taped acceptance speeches and clips. That’s it. Watch “Succession” instead.
You have to feel bad for everyone involved. But a picket line will probably still go up at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica Airport. No one was going to cross it.
As the strike wears on, other live broadcasts will be affected. The Tony Awards are five weeks away. and it’s not going to an easy task.