Bill Maher has faced a lot of criticism after revealing that he was bringing Real Time back to HBO next week. Called out by a slew of striking writers on social media, the WGA called the move “disappointing” and said that they would picket the show on its return.
But the other question that Maher’s move provoked was whether the remaining late-night hosts – The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night’s Seth Meyers and Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver – would make a similar move.
As it stands, the answer seems to be a hearty ‘No’. The group has got together regularly after teaming up to launch the Strike Force Five podcast on Spotify, established to help pay for their staffs during the strike.
The fivesome has not explicitly talked about returning or not returning to work on the podcast, but it’s clear that they all support the WGA and its fight against the studios.Read more on deadline.com