Sherri Shepherd Explains Why Her Talk Show Will Return During The WGA Strike, Now Test Positive For COVID

Sherri made its return for its second season on Monday, and Sherri tried to explain why she decided to have her talk show return during the WGA strike. Shepherd said, “This summer you all may have seen your favorite actors and Hollywood stars have been on the picket lines with the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.”

She continued, “There has been so much confusion about who can work and who can’t work.” She added, “Here’s the thing, talk shows in general fall under a different union contract code, so we’re allowed to come back unless you’re a WGA show. The Sherri show is not a WGA show and we have never employed WGA writers, so us coming back to work isn’t crossing the picket line.”

Sherri continued, “As a comic, my comedic take on the headlines is my voice. I write the jokes. I’m the writer…producers help me shape my words. That’s why we don’t have WGA writers.”

Wednesday Sherri announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19. “For the remainder of this week, encore episodes from the beginning of the premiere week will air,” according to the statement.