Well, Jessica Fletcher was a professional writer. Why shouldn’t she have a presence on the WGA’s picket line?
A Murder, She Wrote themed picket is planned for this Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Fox lot. It’s the brainchild of strike captain Tyler Ruggeri, who surveyed his followers on X about the possibility before making it a reality.
He’s also asking members to wear their best J-Fletch outfits to walk the line.
For those unable to remember all that was good on broadcast TV back in the day, Murder, She Wrote starred Angela Lansbury as Jessica (J.B.) Fletcher, a middle-aged, widowed successful murder-mystery writer who solves real murders in her spare time. The CBS series, which was actually from Universal, premiered in 1984 and ran for 12 seasons.
It’s already shaping up to be an provocative week of pickets. A day to celebrate IATSE members is planned for Tuesday at Fox, while Power creator Courtney Kemp is calling on folks to “come out and really screw up Bill Maher’s Day!” at CBS Television City on the same day.
Tomorrow begins week 21 of the strike.
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