Responding to a strike threat by the WGA East against his new NBC variety show, Neil Patrick Harris wrote on Twitter that his program “will absolutely be crafted by union writers,” reports Deadline.com.
Harris added, “I’ve been assured by ITV that it will be a WGA show. Period.”
The reassurance comes after the WGA East threatened to strike the variety show unless its producers signed a guild contract.
The story adds: “If it comes to a strike, Harris’ all-around-good-guy image could take a drubbing because he’s one of the show’s executive producers.”
NBC has ordered 10 episodes of the show from ITV Studios America, which hasn’t signed a guild contract and has been in a labor dispute with the union, the report notes.
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