Saturday, June 15, 2024

SCOOP UPDATE Late Night TV Shows — Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert, Meyers — WILL Be Back on October 2nd Even Without Actors as Guests


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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