UPDATE: I was correct. The shows return on Monday. Oliver is back this Sunday night.
EARLIER Our four months of suffering is almost over.
All the late night talk shows, as well as John Oliver and Bill Maher on HBO, will be back on October 2nd.
That’s the plan according to my sources. Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers should all return on that date now that the WGA strike is over.
Their guests? Unless SAG wraps up their strike this week, the hosts will be interviewing rock stars, sports stars, miscellaneous celebrity, reality stars, and so on. No actors.
And “Saturday Night Live?” Lorne Michaels is looking at the following week for a return. But that may not be so easy. It’s unclear if the cast will come back during the SAG strike even though they’re under the same contract as soap opera actors. Some may refuse, but for the most part SAG will tell them they have to go back to work.