Country superstar Garth Brooks has cancelled appearances on U.S. TV programmes The View and THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW in support of the Hollywood writers' strike. Brooks was also hoping to promote his new release, The Ultimate Hits, on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, but that programme is currently airing repeats as a result of the strike. And, although morning programmes The View and The Ellen DeGeneres Show are still on air, Brooks has decided to stay away to show his solidarity with the striking writers.