It came right down to the wire, but the long-threatened Writers' Strike has now been averted after a deal was struck just a few hours ago.

Although film productions might have been temporarily halted, the biggest area where the proposed strike would have damaged is late night comedy shows like Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert. As well as this, the strike would have almost certainly had an effect on peak TV shows like The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery and about a dozen others as well.

It's worth pointing out that the first time a writer's strike took place in the US, it gave birth to reality television as we know it - Cops, for example, was born out of necessity. The second strike happened just around the time of The Apprentice got its Celebrity version, which kept the ailing show going for another few years and eventually gave birth to supervillain US President Donald Trump.

According to Deadline, the details aren't clear, but it's understood that there's now a three-year reprieve for studios and writers and will help save the WGA's health plan, as well provide more money and protections for shows that work on a smaller, shorter production window.


Via Deadline