The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has had a significant impact on the television industry, with many scripted shows being delayed or canceled. This has led to an increase in the production and acquisition of unscripted TV formats.
Unscripted shows do not require the same level of writing and scripting as scripted shows like dramas, comedies, or sitcoms. They rely on real-life situations, unscripted interactions between people, and spontaneous reactions to events.
The strike has caused scripted shows to be put on hold. According to Vitrina’s real-time deal intel, it appears that networks and production companies are considering unscripted shows as a viable alternative to ensure continuity of their programming and retain their viewership.