- General Hospital employs temporary writers due to Writers Guild of America strike
- The use of replacement writers aims to prevent production shutdown
- Uncertainty around the duration and impact of the labor dispute continues
The long-running daytime soap opera General Hospital is currently making use of temporary writers to remain on air in the midst of a Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. The decision to employ these temporary writers has been taken to avoid any potential production shutdowns that could have resulted from the ongoing labor dispute.
At present, it is unclear how long the strike will continue and what the overall impact on General Hospital will be. The soap opera is making attempts to navigate the ongoing uncertainty by enlisting the help of replacement writers to ensure that it does not go off the air.