Looks like The Office is one of the first casualties of the Hollywood writers' strike. Jenna Fischer wrote today that the show has just two new episodes left before reruns kick in. Here's a video of the writers picketing (thanks to Lindsb for posting it in The Office group):
Here are some other developments from day three of the strike:
- The premiere of 24 has been officially postponed indefinitely, Fox announced today, and the rest of the network's spring lineup has been changed significantly.
- Desperate Housewives will shut down production tomorrow; executive producer Marc Cherry joined Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof to talk about the strike.
- Speaking of Lost, here's a scary thought: In one scenario, the show's return could be delayed until February 2009.
- While viewers won't see the effects of the strike at movie theaters till 2009, there's one way films are already suffering: Stars can't promote their movies on the talk-show circuit.
- Saturday Night Live will officially be a repeat this week.
- On the one hand, new shows might be more vulnerable to cancellation because of the strike; on the other hand, the strike might be the reason some of them are still on the air at all.
- If you want to know more about the writers' side of the strike, here's an explanation. The producers' side can be found here.
Photo courtesy of NBC