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Dom Heffner
02-02-2008, 06:12 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

No story yet, just a banner, but encouraging for those who want the reality madness to go away.

Chip R
02-02-2008, 06:44 PM
Here's the story

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22968561/

GAC
02-02-2008, 08:37 PM
crap!

KronoRed
02-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Don't expect the reality to go away that much, NBC is even considering dumping pilots from now on because they cost so much money, the networks LOVE nice cheap reality programming, even if ratings take a hit.

macro
02-03-2008, 01:23 AM
I'm tired of Saturday Night Live reruns (how many times can they show the Peyton Manning episode?) and stopped watching Leno and Conan after about two weeks of the shows with no writers. I hope they get back to work soon.

savafan
02-03-2008, 10:54 AM
I just got cable a week ago and there isn't anything on but Lost. This is happy news for me.

Unassisted
02-03-2008, 11:14 AM
This article is notably lean on specifics. Even if the strike is settled tomorrow, there may not be enough time to produce new episodes of every scripted series this season. It takes a lot of lead time to produce a show and this season will be over in less than 4 months.

Chip R
02-03-2008, 11:51 AM
This article is notably lean on specifics. Even if the strike is settled tomorrow, there may not be enough time to produce new episodes of every scripted series this season. It takes a lot of lead time to produce a show and this season will be over in less than 4 months.


Yeah. I'd say most shows will pretty much hang it up for the year. This is good news for the Grammys and the Oscars if it happens. It's also good for talk shows who haven't settled and animated shows who don't have the issues that regular shows have.

Unassisted
02-07-2008, 09:30 PM
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner said on TV tonight that the strike is effectively over. Apparently an offer is on the table that the writers are almost certain to accept.

http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/02/eisner-writers-strike-over.html

Matt700wlw
02-09-2008, 02:21 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/09/hollywood.labor.ap/index.html

GoReds33
02-09-2008, 02:27 PM
That's excellent news. I'm getting tired of reality television.

savafan
02-10-2008, 11:14 PM
According to TVGuide.com, here's what we can expect for the rest of the season.

24
Expected to return this fall or January '09.

30 Rock
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

Back to You
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD*.

Bionic Woman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Big Love
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in March. Airdate info is TBD.

Bones
Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.

Brothers & Sisters
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Chuck
No new episodes until fall.

Criminal Minds
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI: Miami
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI: NY
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money
No new episodes planned until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

ER
TBD.

Everybody Hates Chris
Twelve pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Friday Night Lights
No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.

Gossip Girl
Expected to shoot up to 9 new episodes to air in April/May/June.

Grey's Anatomy
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May

Heroes
TBD.

House
Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

How I Met Your Mother
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Jericho
Seven episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Las Vegas
Three pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Law & Order: SVU
TBD.

Life
No new episodes expected until fall.

Life Is Wild
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Lost
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Six additional episodes could air this season.

Medium
Six pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Men in Trees
Eleven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Moonlight
No new episodes expected until fall.

My Name Is Earl
Expected to shoot 8 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

NCIS
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

The New Adventures of Old Christine
Seven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Numbers
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

October Road
Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

The Office
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

One Tree Hill
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Prison Break
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Private Practice
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Pushing Daisies
No new episodes until fall.

Reaper
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Samantha Who?
Three remaining pre-strike episodes could possibly surface this season, or be held until fall (see Dirty Sexy Money).

Scrubs
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Smallville
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Supernatural
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Two and a Half Men
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Ugly Betty
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Women's Murder Club
No additional episodes expected for this season. Future TBD, although one Club member admits, "We're terrified that it's over for us."

* TBD = To be determined

sonny
02-11-2008, 01:29 AM
No new Cavemen news?

Bip Roberts
02-11-2008, 01:32 AM
They ruined my interest in scrubs I hope they all burn to death, not literally of course. :dunno:

WMR
02-11-2008, 01:48 AM
They ruined my interest in scrubs I hope they all burn to death, not literally of course. :dunno:

How do you hope someone burns to death in a non-literal way?

Bip Roberts
02-11-2008, 01:51 AM
How do you hope someone burns to death in a non-literal way?

Drugs? heck I dont know I just didnt want to come off as harsh :p:

KronoRed
02-11-2008, 01:54 AM
No Pushing Daisies or Chuck till fall?

BOOOO.

LoganBuck
02-11-2008, 06:47 AM
Perhaps we can hope for some broken toes in the shower from dropping shampoo bottles?

Unassisted
02-13-2008, 01:46 PM
The TV Guide blog (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Wga-Strike-Favorite/800032698) sava quoted above has been updated, and continues to be updated hourly! Here are some differences I thought were noteworthy.

Heroes is on the shelf until fall.

The Office has settled on 6 more episodes.

ER will have 4-6 more episodes airing by May.

pahster
02-13-2008, 04:25 PM
What about Battlestar Gallactica?

Unassisted
02-13-2008, 04:49 PM
What about Battlestar Gallactica?"Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD. "

FIRELEFT
02-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Scrubs
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

How could they go straight to DVD, it's the last season.

guttle11
02-13-2008, 05:06 PM
Scrubs
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

How could they go straight to DVD, it's the last season.

That would probably be NBC's decision on airing them. Scrubs has been hanging by a thread with NBC for a few years now.

Reds Fanatic
02-13-2008, 07:53 PM
NBC has announced the dates some of their shows will be returning with new episodes:


The list of comedies and dramas includes: My Name Is Earl (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. ET), which will return with a one-hour episode on Thursday, April 3; the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock (Thursdays, 8:30-9 p.m. ET) will begin on Thursday, April 10; likewise, the Emmy-winning The Office (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) also resumes with new episodes on Thursday, April 10; and Scrubs (Thursdays, 9:30-10 p.m. ET) will come back with original episodes beginning Thursday, April 10.

ER (Thursdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) also will come back on Thursday, April 10 with new episodes following the complete run of Lipstick Jungle, which concludes on March 20.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) will return with fresh episodes on Tuesday, April 15. Law & Order (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) resumes with original episodes on Wednesday, April 23. Meanwhile, Medium (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) continues in originals.

vaticanplum
02-13-2008, 08:00 PM
The Office has settled on 6 more episodes.

And my reason for living breathes on.

Well, not my WHOLE reason. I have had Project Runway.

pahster
02-13-2008, 08:03 PM
"Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD. "

Whew. I was worried they wouldn't finish it.

RichRed
02-14-2008, 12:34 PM
Well, not my WHOLE reason. I have had Project Runway.

My wife loves that show. Now she's got me caught up in it. Don't tell anyone.