‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Season 2 Premiere Delayed Amid Hollywood Writers’ Strike
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The Jennifer Hudson Show Put on Pause Due to Writers' Strike
The Jennifer Hudson Show, originally scheduled to premiere on September 18, has been put on pause due to the ongoing Hollywood writers' strike. This decision was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Hudson's show, which was set to kick off its second season with a lineup of guests including Usher, DJ Khaled, Vice President Kamala Harris, and more, joins other daytime programs like The Drew Barrymore Show and CBS' The Talk in pausing their return amidst the strike. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson herself advocated for the postponement.
The announcement of The Jennifer Hudson Show's renewal for a second season came earlier this year in January. However, the Writers Guild of America, representing over 11,500 screenwriters protesting against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), did not go on strike until May, after the show's renewal was already announced.
Jennifer Hudson's Statement on the Show's Renewal
"Working on this show alongside my incredible team and our amazing partners has been one of the greatest joys of my career," said Hudson in a statement about receiving a second season for her show. "We have been on this journey together from day one, and I am thrilled to take it to the next level. I am so grateful to audiences across America for letting me into their homes every day as we empower and inspire one another. I can't wait to show you what we have up our sleeves in season two!"
Hudson, who is the youngest female EGOT winner ever, has achieved numerous accolades throughout her career. She won a Tony Award in 2022 as one of the producers of the Best Musical winner A Strange Loop. She also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls (2006), two Grammy Awards (Best R&B Album for Jennifer Hudson in 2009 and Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple in 2017), and a Daytime Emmy for Baba Yaga in 2021.
The Writers Guild will continue its negotiations with AMPTP on Wednesday.
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