ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is the latest series to face the WGA’s wrath. The 32nd season of the dance competition is set to premiere next week, but Writers Guild of America union members are asking that the show respect the ongoing strike and abandon production. Through signs, picketers are calling out some of this season’s celebrity cast, including How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan, Sound of Freedom’s Mira Sorvino, and Veep’s Matt Walsh (also a WGA member), encouraging them to back out of the dancing competition. These actors are in compliance with SAG-AFTRA strike rules, as appearing on “variety” shows like Dancing with the Stars is allowed under their National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting.
The 32nd season of Dancing with the Stars is set to premiere next week, but WGA members are asking that the show cease production.