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Today's the Big Day for the Writers' Strike

Today's the Big Day for the Writers' Strike

Want to see your movies back in production, series back on TV, and writers back at work? Then cross all your fingers and toes today: Members of the Writers Guild of America are meeting to chat about the status of negotiations in the writers' strike. Word as of yesterday was that an agreement between writers and producers was being drafted, and if it's done —and the WGA membership supports it today — the union's board could approve it on Sunday and writers could be back at work on Monday.

Of course, nothing's over till an agreement is signed — but all signs point to a resolution. And by "all signs," I mean Disney's Michael Eisner and Fox's Peter Chernin, both of whom have been telling their buddies (and reporters) that the deal is done. Even United Hollywood, the pro-writer blog, has been sounding more optimistic lately — and one of its founders is is being recognized as a key peacemaker.

Would the end to the strike bring TV back right away? Not exactly. Most shows will take between four and six weeks to get new episodes on the air, and some — including Heroes and Pushing Daisies — probably won't return till fall. TV Guide has a handy chart of when shows could return, and how many episodes they might complete, if the strike really does end this weekend.

The East Coast WGA meets this morning, while the West Coast meets at 7 p.m. With any luck, we'll get news shortly after that. Until then, I mean it: fingers and toes.

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verily verily 9 years
I really hope this happens. I don't think I can take much more reality TV!!!
emalove emalove 9 years
OMG, the thought of The Office coming back in a few weeks makes me deliriously happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am absolutely crossing my fingers on this one!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Thanks for the update, Buzz. This is good news.
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