Past the deadline when the previous contract had expired, the WGA and AMPTP did indeed agree on a deal that prevented a strike (which was made to seem inevitable in the days leading up to this) from happening.
If you remember from a decade ago, Conan O’Brien was spinning a ring on his desk as a segment, The Office was never quite the same, and the whole of the industry biz was shaken as a result of the last WGA Strike for both creators and consumers to a degree no one had anticipated.
Thankfully, your favorite peak TV, bashing Trump for whatever he said that day, and a new comedy that’s perhaps waiting for word on more episodes ordered on the back end are now all safe. It might be hard to appreciate the gravity of this as it the worst scenario was avoided, but you should have, at the very least, a brief, demonstrative sigh of relief.
Now, go back to worrying about all the “other stuff” (North Korea, Obamacare, the Wall, civil unrest in Europe and South America, POTUS seeming dumber than ever, ISIS, etc. etc.).
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour, which has brought you Burning Love and will be part of bringing The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to theaters this holiday season, is partnering with Legendary TV & Digital to hopefully have the capacity to make more groundbreaking comedy.
Also, you might notice that Legendary, at this point, has aligned with themselves with both Red Hour Films and Nerdist Industries, which is a pretty smart move on their producing comedy through various formats in the years to come.