As SAG-AFTRA Strike Ends, Broadcast Networks Race to Save the TV Season

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Scripted shows like “Night Court,” Dick Wolf dramas and “Bob Hearts Abishola” are among those hoping for a midseason return

NBC's "Law & Order" and CBS' "Bob Hearts Abishola" are among the first broadcast series expected to resume production following the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike (Illustration by TheWrap)

Within moments of the SAG-AFTRA strike ending on Wednesday night, the broadcast networks kicked into high gear to salvage the 2023-24 TV season, which suddenly appears possible — barely.

“Night Court” on NBC will be one of the first shows to return to filming starting next week, according to one person close to the production — with numerous other shows close on its heels.

More than two dozen network shows have been on hold during the six-month work stoppage, and at least a dozen of them will start production within the next few weeks. Some will join “Night Court” next week, others the week after Thanksgiving, like ABC’s “Abbott Elementary, CBS’ “Bob Hearts Abishola” and “Young Sheldon.”


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