The Writer's Guild of America strikes have already shut down late night talk shows as expected. SNL is shut down. Daytime soaps are also expected to shut down in a week or so. Scripted primetime shows however, were expected to have a 2-3 week buffer of already written episodes, but some shows are going down earlier because of the strikes.
One prime example, The Office. Cast members Steve Carrell (Michael), BJ Novak (Ryan), Mindy Kaling (Kelly), and Paul Lieberstein (Toby) are all WGA members also, and will not cross the picket line.
AICN has reports from a whole bunch of other shows where cast/writers/producers won't be showing up for work.http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34700
Shows listed so far:
New Adventures of Old Christine
Rules of Engagement
More will likely be listed as reports come in.
A depressing notion that I heard of, that will happen during the WGA strike, is that TV networks are going to go heavy on reality and game shows until the strike ends. FOX is supposed to be the best off because of American Idol.
I hate reality shows...
This is gonna suck.
The cake is a lie.