The WGA are calling for more pay for its members (Picture: ABC via Getty Images)
Every late-night US talk show will be temporarily shut down after Hollywood writers agreed to go on strike.
Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) are refusing to work from Tuesday (May 2) after failing to negotiate more pay.
The first writers’ strike, and the first Hollywood strike in 15 years, will mean American chat shows will go dark.
This includes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Daily Show.
Deadline reports that weekly shows like Saturday Night Live and Tonight with John Oliver could also be impacted if the strike wages on.
This means A-list guests have had their appearances cancelled on shows, including the likes of Citadel star Priyanka Chopra Jonas who was due to appear on Colbert’s show.
Seth’s show is among the US talk shows affected by the strike (Picture: Getty)
The writers went on strike on Tuesday after failing to negotiate (Picture: NBC/Getty)
Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon had been set to welcome the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Elle Fanning and Bowen Yang.
Ricky Gervais, Melissa McCarthy and Will Poulter were also due to appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
Meyers came out in support of the WGA on Monday’s episode of Late Night, calling the salary increase ‘a reasonable demand.’
J-Lo’s appearance on Fallon’s show has been pulled (Credits: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)
Priyanka had been due on Colbert’s show to talk about Citadel (Picture: BEI/Shutterstock)
He said: ‘I love writing. I love writing for TV. I love writing this show. I love that we get to come in with an idea for what we want to do every day and we get to work on it all afternoon and then I have the pleasure of coming out here.
‘No one is entitled to a job in show business. But for those people who have a job, they are entitled to fair compensation. They are entitled to make a living. I think it’s a very reasonable demand that’s being set out by the guild. And I support those demands.’
Echoing Meyer’s sentiment, Fallon told Variety at the Met Gala: ‘I wouldn’t have a show if it wasn’t for my writers, and I support them all the way.’
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