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Baring an absolute miracle it seems the Great Writer Strike of 07 will hit on Thursday. And since Fox and CBS seem complacent to duke it out for months, it might hit HARD.

SPN is in the process of shooting ep 10 by now which will most likely be finished either way. I could imagine they have 2-4 scripts stock-piled which might get produced before winter hiatus. Though no casting call yet for ep 11. Hm. Seeing as sweeps still count for something, I expect the scripts to be stretched out, meaning likely no new eps in January and come March we run dry. If worst comes to pass, we`ll get half-Season Seasons everywhere. Let alone Pilot Season for next fall.

Yeah, Les Moonves I think that`s a bang up prospect for scripted TV. Lets see who gets the last laugh when CBS starts bleeding money too - and viewers never to return. Shortsightedness is so much fun. *sarcasm*

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astri13
Oct. 30th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I can say sides for episode 11 are up now so that is probably gonna shot as well. I don`t know how much more after that. If the strike does only last 6 - 8 weeks, the Season would be okay. Longer and network TV will take a major hit.

It`s all very stupid thinking by the studios because at some point they`ll need the writers again.

On the one hand all shows should be safe because networks will have nothing better to put on next fall. On the other hand the CW itself might crumble. Oh boy.
andromakhe001
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Yeah it'll only drag out the misery longer, into next season. But who knows maybe someone will hit Kripke with a taste stick in the interim and he'll stop thinking writing Dean as an idiot is funny. Eh...yeah...I doubt it but it's nice to think happy thoughts once in a while. ;)
astri13
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Yeah it'll only drag out the misery longer, into next season.

Seriously, I`d like the Super!Sam stuff, king of the dragons and unicorns resolved sooner rather than later. :-p
ravenhawk7
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
whats the deal with this great writer strike? I can't believe that :[
astri13
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
The writers want to see their fair share from DVD sells and downloads, the studios say "no way". Now the writers are prepared to strike, meaning no new scripts would be written after the ones that are already finished.

Writers who are also producers might not even work in that capacity. Basically a lot of shows would have to shut down production until the strike is resolved. And if it takes a few months it would mean we wouldn`t get more than 11-12 episodes for any scripted show. In the meantime networks would air reality, reruns and more reality. Urgh.
ravenhawk7
Oct. 31st, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
ah thats bad :[ I hate reality shows they suck ass!
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