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Actors' Union Orders Members to Stay Away From Cable Series Variety

SAG-AFTRA is ordering members not to work on a cable show. Variety reports that the actors' guild wants its members to steer clear of “Knife Fight,” a cooking competition show that airs on the Esquire Network.

The union alleges that producer Authentic Entertainment refuses to sign a collective bargaining agreement, the story reports.

“No member may accept work or appear as a guest on this series,” the union’s “no-contract, no-work” order says. “Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”

Authentic Entertainment did not respond to a request for comment, the story says.

“Knife Fight” is hosted by "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall and features chefs competing with each other in an after-hours cooking bout. Drew Barrymore is an executive producer.

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