ITV, WGA East Reach Deal for NBC’s ‘The Chase,’ Ending Two-Week Strike

The WGA East has come to terms with ITV Entertainment on a contract for “The Chase,” ending a two-week strike by the show’s writers.

WGA East issued a statement Monday stating that the U.K.-based TV giant had agreed to a WGA contract for the nine writers who work on the show.

“We are in agreement that fair and positive work practices are essential to our industry and that, especially during the ongoing battle of the pandemic, the priority is to keep production going and to ensure that people can do their work and build sustainable careers,” the WGA East said. “We are glad to have come to terms and that the process is completed.”

A rep for ITV could not immediately be reached for comment.

Writers on “The Chase” began a work stoppage on March 24. The fast-paced quiz show aired its first season earlier this year and is expected to be renewed.

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