Propaganda Postponed: Writers Strike Upends Network TV's Fall Lineup

Elise Ehrhard | July 28, 2023
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As the final month of summer approaches with no end in sight to both the Hollywood writer's and actors strike, network television is planning an autumn of reruns and reality TV.

ABC's scripted lineup is on hold until 2024. The network is instead filling the fall with unscripted entertainment.

So, for the first time in years, viewers won't be inundated with the latest pro-abortion rants from Shonda Rhimes' on "Grey's Anatomy" or "Station 19." ABC comedies like "The Connors" won't be pushing toxic leftist narratives on a weekly basis.

CBS is also replacing much of its fall lineup with reality shows and bringing content from its Paramount+ streaming service to the linear channel. Its usual staple of network shows will be delayed.  Gone will be September premieres of popular franchises such as the "FBI" shows that portray a perfect agency utterly devoid of any corruption. Audiences will have to wait for a new season of scripts about evil, racist white people on shows like "The Equalizer." How will Americans know what they are supposed to think without such Hollywood fare?

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Like ABC and CBS, Fox will rely on reality television along with animated content, including "The Simpsons" and the increasingly insufferable "Family Guy."

Only NBC has a few scripted shows ready to go due to schedule completions prior to the strike, but many of their most well-known series have been pushed back with no premiere date in sight. Viewers will still be able to find a steady diet of propaganda on newer shows like "Quantum Leap," which pushed both child transgenderism and anti-Christian attacks last spring. However, well-established franchises such as the "Law & Order" shows won't be available to push left-wing sacred cows for the foreseeable future.

Maybe this hiatus will be a time of reflection for network writers, and they'll return after the strike with less woke and formulaic content. More likely, this break will reinforce for dwindling network audiences that left-wing Hollywood entertainment was never really worth watching in the first place.


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