The strike was initiated at 9 a.m. ET today “after the companies refused to agree to cover writers’ work under the Writers Guild of America’s Minimum Basic Agreement,” according to a statement from The Writers Guilds of America, East and West.
The brainpower behind this year’s hit Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time are returning to ABC to star in a new quiz show. James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are back on ABC’s new U.S. adaptation of The Chase, a hit British format in which contestants face off with TV trivia titans. ABC has given a series order to The Chase, with a premiere date to be announced later.