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Postby beanoX3 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:48 pm

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:
The Office
30 Rock
New Adventures of Old Christine
Battlestar Galactica
Terminator
Rules of Engagement
Desperate Housewives
CSI
Pushing Daisies
Lost
Heroes
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice
The Unit
The Shield

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... :-P This is gonna suck. :-P
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby dream_017 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:19 pm

My favorite show will still be on......NFL Football ;-D :-b
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby treat24 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:26 pm

being a guy with 5 dvrs... yeah, sad :,-(

like dream said... at least i have football :-D
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby moonhead » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:30 pm

read a book.
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:32 pm

wow, i'm surpised it got this far...that said, it sounds like they have enough shows to cover the November Sweeps (or part of the month at least) and December/January is TV Wasteland anyway, so maybe there wont be a huge rush to fix this...it definately sucks though, because i read an article in the paper (or maybe EW) that there's a "reality" show called Farmer Needs A Wife in the works
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby treat24 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:38 pm

moonhead wrote:read a book.


that would cut drastically into my "find moonhead some hot girls" time... but ok...
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby beanoX3 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:01 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:wow, i'm surpised it got this far...that said, it sounds like they have enough shows to cover the November Sweeps (or part of the month at least) and December/January is TV Wasteland anyway, so maybe there wont be a huge rush to fix this...it definately sucks though, because i read an article in the paper (or maybe EW) that there's a "reality" show called Farmer Needs A Wife in the works

Some articles I've read say that both sides are really dug in, so this strike looks like it could last a long while.

And I seen mention of "Farmer Needs a Wife" in a couple places but I thought initially that the writer was joking. I guess not, lol. Bet you FOX will one up this show with "Midget Wants a Wifey."
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby eastcoaster » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:33 pm

I expect to see evidence of it starting tonight on Leno.
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:41 pm

I don't watch many shows on TV other than sports, so it really doesn't affect me at all.
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Re: WGA strike affecting your favorite TV show?

Postby moonhead » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:43 pm

treat24 wrote:
moonhead wrote:read a book.


that would cut drastically into my "find moonhead some hot girls" time... but ok...

thanks gb, but i would rather see you further yourself than help me spread syphillis to hot unsuspecting wimmins.
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