With rumors that the writer’s strike is coming to an end, what does that mean for your favorite shows? Will they begin airing immediately? We’ve found out so you don’t have to. Here’s what some of the entertainment bloggers have to say.
Kristin at E! Online says “If the deal is approved, dramas could be back on the air in as few as six weeks, and sitcoms may be able to return even faster.”
Michael Ausiello has a list of show return dates if the strike continues. This is the most comprehensive. Here are some of the significant shows and dates:
Criminal Minds, CSI, 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, House, My Name is Earl, The Office, Ugly Betty
Fall or later:
Lost: “Six pre-strike episodes remain. Six additional episodes could air this season.”
Prison Break: “Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.”
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.”
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: “Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.”
There’s also a great list of shows affected by the strike on Wikipedia.
Finally, an AP article by Raquel Maria Dillon states new episodes should start about two
months after the end of the strike.
– Posted by Ted (TVIsMyPacifier reader tedder!). Check out his site! 🙂 )
(*Update from Jenny* – Looks like the writers are approving the new deal! It isn’t official yet but could be ANYTIME! YAY!)