Phew! The Writers Guild of America members negotiated the terms of their contracts with Hollywood’s major studios, which means Elizabeth Warren no longer has to worry about missing her favorite show, “Ballers.”
Warren posted a Facebook note Monday in support of the WGA’s bargaining, which had a midnight deadline in order to avoid a strike. The organization, which represents thousands of entertainment writers, worked up a new contract that would broaden health care and increase residuals. As a result, Warren can rest assured that Dwayne Johnson’s NFL comedy will not be affected. (In other news: She and her husband love “Big Little Lies.” Do we think Warren is a Madeline or a Renata?)
Heading into Monday night, with the WGA’s contracts set to expire, a strike seemed imminent. Talks lingered throughout the weekend, making it likely the writers wouldn’t reach a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in time. They pulled it off at the last minute, circumventing a repeat of the 2007–08 writers’ strike, during which reruns and inexpensive reality programming caused TV viewership to plummet and the entertainment economy to lose millions of dollars.
But back to the real heart of it all: Elizabeth Warren can still enjoy what The Rock is cooking for the third season of “Ballers.” All is well.