The writing staff of Rob Dyrdek's hit show Ridiculousness has taken action with the Writers Guild of America West to call on their boss and show host, Rob Dyrdek, for support in their union efforts and pursuit of a fair contract.
The former professional skateboarder reportedly went from $15M to $350M in five years, and hopefully he can help his staff to have a fair contract.
In September, the writers joined the WGAW, which led to the removal of holiday bonuses and year-end raises by MTV/Viacom, the show's parent company.
Comedian, writer, and WGAW member Adam Conover revealed that the company's lawyers have yet to respond to the writers' bargaining proposals, which include fair compensation and benefits.
Despite the show's immense success, the writing staff is grappling with demanding workloads, often requiring them to take on second jobs to make ends meet.
With MTV ordering an additional 1000 episodes due to Ridiculousness' consistent popularity, the writers find themselves at the forefront of the network's programming.
The writers of the hit show @Ridiculousness create 336 episodes of television a year, making MTV and their bosses millions. But many of them can’t afford rent in the city they live in. Now they're fighting for a fair contract with the @WGAWest. And they need your support. THREAD: https://t.co/GHAWU1l2qK— Adam Conover (@adamconover) January 20, 2024