Don’t assume that studios and unions putting media labor battles in the rearview mirror, means cameras will start rolling immediately.

Reality check: The process to clear schedules and book studio space means cameras won’t be rolling again until January at the earliest.

The big picture: It typically takes 4-6 weeks to ramp up production, industry insiders tell Axios. And with writers’ rooms only recently reopened, it’s not certain how much of a 2023-24 TV season will be able to be salvaged.

  • One example of the coming crunch: HBO had initially slated the third season of Emmy-winning “The White Lotus” for 2024, but HBO chief Casey Bloys said last week it will likely debut in 2025.
  • More delays are expected amid an upcoming scheduling crunch for writers, directors and actors.