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Reality TV writers stage walkout as Writers Guild of America negotiations continue

Reality TV writers stage walkout as Writers Guild of America negotiations continue

Writers for several popular reality TV shows — including “Pawn Stars,” “Tiny House Nation” and “Forged in Fire” — walked off the job Wednesday in New York as part of an effort by the Writers Guild of America, East to unionize more unscripted shows.

The one-day walkout, which drew an estimated 200 writers, occurred during the lunch hour over multiple locations in New York. It involved scribes from several reality TV production companies, including Peacock Productions, Leftfield Pictures and Sharp Entertainment.

Peacock, which is a division of NBCUniversal, produces such shows as “Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon” and “Disappeared.” Leftfield is behind the popular series...

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