America's Next Top Strike: Reality Show Writers A dozen writers for America's Next Top Model, the hit reality show, are on strike. Their goal is to unionize reality TV writers. Without their efforts, Model maestro Tyra Banks and other reality show stars might sometimes be at a loss for words.
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America's Next Top Strike: Reality Show Writers

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America's Next Top Strike: Reality Show Writers

America's Next Top Strike: Reality Show Writers

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Writers picket outside the production offices of the reality show America's Next Top Model. Gloria Hillard, NPR hide caption

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Writers picket outside the production offices of the reality show America's Next Top Model.

Gloria Hillard, NPR

A reality show drama is playing out on the picket line. A dozen writers for America's Next Top Model, the hit reality show, are on strike.

According to the twelve Top Model staffers and the Writers Guild of America, the strike shines a spotlight on an ongoing effort to unionize reality TV. Indeed, without the writers' efforts, Model host Tyra Banks and other reality show stars might be at a loss for words.