The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have delivered chaos to the movie and TV release schedules. With so many projects on an indefinite pause, it’s impossible to know when some of our favorites will return. However, not everything has been shut down. Whether it’s through union agreements, existing contracts, overseas locations, these are the movies and TV series that are still in production.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live - AMC
Fans of the franchise must be excited to know that the long-gestating Rick and Michonne series received a SAG-AFTRA agreement, so at some point, there will be another chapter in their romance.
A Civil War drama about three women who form a spy ring targeting the Confederate High Command and help the North win the war. The series, which is executive produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, has been granted a SAG-AFTRA agreement, meaning it will follow the union’s last deal to the AMPTP. This has led to some questions, because the series has a distribution deal with Paramount Global, which could see it stream on Paramount+.
The Golden Bachelor
One look at the fall TV schedule and it’s clear that reality TV will be the broadcast networks’ answer to production delays on their biggest shows. While you won’t get new episodes of Abbott Elementary, you will get plenty of Survivor, Dancing with the Stars and The Voice.
John Legend rejoins the coaching panel alongside Chance the Rapper, the legendary Reba McEntire and country duo Dan + Shay.
Dancing with the Stars
Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough take over as the new hosts.
TAJH BELLOW, BROOK KERR, DONNELL TURNER
Your mothers, grandmothers and aunts can rest assured that their “stories” will continue to air during the strikes. Per People, soap opera actors are SAG-AFTRA members, but their contracts are with the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, a.k.a the Network Code. But just because the series’ stars will still be on set, it doesn’t mean the coast is clear. The four remaining network soap operas have recently begun using temporary writers to finish scripts, which means storylines may suffer from a lack of continuity.
Days of Our Lives
Days has perennially been on the bubble for decades now. Its move from NBC to Peacock ruffled some fan feathers, so it really needs to keep things as normal as possible right now.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan and Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester.
This show is very popular internationally, so that might be something producers look to expand on.
The Young & the Restless
Mishael Morgan as Amanda Sinclair, Bryton James as Devon Hamilton and Zuleyka Silver as Audra Charles.
You can’t deprive all those grandmas and aunties of Victor Newman and Jack Abbott.
House of the Dragon
Foreign productions, like HBO’s House of the Dragon, will continue to operate as usual. Though many international entertainment unions have voiced their support for the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, they work under different contracts. Since House of the Dragon, as well as similar films and series shoot in other countries with local cast and crew, they will keep filming.
Indie films, like A24’s Mother Mary, starring Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel, are still in production because smaller studios aren’t associated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Some of these projects have been cleared to continue filming during the actors strike.
Wheel of Fortune
JANELLE JAMES, VANNA WHITE, SHERYL LEE RALPH
Game shows aren’t under SAG-AFTRA contracts, so Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal will keep handing out cash and prizes. It’s also worth noting that Jeopardy! is delaying its popular “Tournament of Champions” because contestants are refusing to appear in solidarity with writers. Co-host Mayim Bialik has also opted out of hosting the final episodes of Season 39, so Ken Jennings will helm the rest of the episodes.
LAURA KARIUKI, EJ WILLIAMS, SAYCON SENGBLOH, DULÉ HILL, SALADIN PATTERSON, STEVE HARVEY
While the regular Family Feud will likely be safe, Celebrity Family Feud may have to pause if it can’t find guests to compete on the show.
Let’s Make a Deal
Multi-hyphenate Wayne Brady will offer up crazy prizes in daytime and primetime.
The Price is Right
What would we do in doctors’ offices without The Price is Right?
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