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the effects of the writers strike

Postby TerraFrost » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:15 pm

From another message board I post to:
With the three-month-old WGA strike finally over (yay!), the networks are feverishly finalizing plans to salvage what's left of the current TV season. At the same time, I've been quietly picking at my moles to get a preview of those plans — the results of which appear in chart form below.

Keep in mind that the following information remains extremely tentative and is subject to change (and probably will). In other words, I strongly suggest you refresh your browser at least once an hour to ensure that you're getting the most up-to-date scoop possible.

24
Season 7 postponed until January '09.

30 Rock
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Aliens in America
Eight pre-strike episodes remain and will air March 2 to March 23 and April 27 to May 18.

Army Wives
Season 2 debuts in June.

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

Battlestar Galactica
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.

The Big Bang Theory
Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.

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

Big Shots
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bionic Woman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bones
Four pre-strike episodes are scheduled to begin airing April 14. Expected to shoot 2 to 6 additional episodes. Airdate for those is TBD.

Boston Legal
One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 8 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Brothers & Sisters
One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 4 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Burn Notice
Production on Season 2 expected to get under way in late April. New episodes could start airing as early as July.

Cane
No additional episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

Chuck
No new episodes until fall.

The Closer
Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on March 30.

Criminal Minds
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.

CSI
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

CSI: Miami
Expected to shoot 8 new episodes to begin airing on March 24.

CSI: NY
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

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

ER
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Everybody Hates Chris
Twelve pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs on March 2. No additional episodes expected for this season.

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

The Game
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 9 additional episodes.

Ghost Whisperer
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 4.

Girlfriends
No new episodes expected this season, although a special one-hour series finale is being discussed.

Gossip Girl
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 21.

Greek
Kicks off second half of Season 1 (which will now consist of 12 episodes, up from 8) on March 24. Renewed for Season 2.

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

Heroes
No new episodes expected until fall.

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

How I Met Your Mother
Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.

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

Journeyman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

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

Law & Order
Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 23.

Law & Order: CI
Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring.

Law & Order: SVU
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 15.

Life
No new episodes until fall.

Life Is Wild
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Lost
Five pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Medium
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 7 additional episodes for this season.

Men in Trees
Eleven pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs Feb. 27. No additional episodes expected this season.

Moonlight
Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to begin airing on April 11.

My Name Is Earl
Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

NCIS
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 8.

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

Nip/Tuck
Season 5 concludes Feb. 19. Production on the show's eight-episode sixth season expected to start up this summer. Airdate TBD.

Numbers
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 4.

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

The Office
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

One Tree Hill
Five pre-strike episodes remain, the last of which airs on March 18. Expected to shoot 6 additional to begin airing on April 14.

Prison Break
One pre-strike episode remains. Future beyond that TBD.

Private Practice
No new episodes until fall.

Pushing Daisies
No new episodes until fall.

Reaper
Three pre-strike episodes remain, the last of which airs on March 27. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 22.

The Riches
Seven-episode second season kicks off March 18.

Rules of Engagement
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 14.

Samantha Who?
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot an additional 3 episodes to air this spring, likely after Dancing with the Stars.

Saturday Night Live
Returns Feb. 23 with Tina Fey as host.

Scrubs
Five pre-strike episodes remain and will begin airing on April 10. Up to four additional episodes may be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Shark
Expected to shoot 4 new episodes. Airdate TBD.

The Shield
Final season already shot. Airdate TBD.

Smallville
Three remaining pre-strike episodes will air March 13, 20 and 27. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 17.

Supernatural
Final pre-strike episode airs Feb. 21. Expected to shoot 4 additional episodes to begin airing on April 24.

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

Two and a Half Men
Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.

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

The Unit
No additional episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

Without a Trace
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

Women's Murder Club
No new episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

* TBD = To be determined
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Re: the effects of the writers strike

Postby Rapscallion » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:52 pm

Good riddance to bionic woman!!! HA!
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Re: the effects of the writers strike

Postby Dracofrost » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:49 pm

I never watched Bionic Woman (or most of these shows for that matter), but was it really that bad? What made it bad?
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Re: the effects of the writers strike

Postby Rapscallion » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:52 am

The dialogue was stupid, the show was completely littered with special effects that weren't necessary whatsoever, and there was alot of emotions flying off the walls about the most minor of problems. I just hated the whole thing......I'm surprised that Saving Grace is still on though.
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