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Writers' Strike: The Office Closes, Jack Bauer Waits

Writers' Strike: The Office Closes, Jack Bauer Waits

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:

Photo courtesy of NBC

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bugness bugness 9 years
My boyfriance is graduating as a screenwriter this year, so it's closer to my heart than just the shows I love. I worry that when we move to LA that the strike will just be ending, and all of these writers will have a huge stack of finished scripts to sell, making it hard for him to get his foot in the door. He has been joking, though. He told his professors that he wasn't going to turn in his homework until he got his damn residuals lol.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
For those who haven't heard, Steve Carrall wouldn't cross the picket line, so he called in sick with "enlarged balls." Seriously. This actually happened.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
KerryG, that's awesome — thank you for sharing with us!
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
wow this sucks :(
-Maryan- -Maryan- 9 years
Thanks Buzz for keeping us updated!
KerryG KerryG 9 years
I've been following news about the strike for awhile and ended up collecting RSS feeds and about a zillion links on a Squidoo page, if anyone is interested: There's also information there about how you can support the writers (and why).
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I will FREAK OUT if lost is pushed back another year. I read that they do have 8 episodes written so they might air those, then just wait on the rest. I can't handle it!!! I need LOST! I NEED JACK
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
lol Happsmjc! I saw one where they were chanting "We write. They wrong." :rotfl:
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
I must say this is all very crazy/sad for the writers involved. Butttt, I was watching E news last night and they showed a clip of the writers picketing outside of Desperate Housewives---they were chanting "Eva Longoria--whose going to write your story-a". I thought that was hilarious. Leave it to a group of writers to come up with the most cleaver strike chants ever.
brightfuture brightfuture 9 years
wats poppin
steen steen 9 years
Reading Jenna Fischer's post helped clarify what's going on with the writer's... but I'm so sad because I've spent most of the last month or so catching up on ALL three previous seasons of Desperate Housewives!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm not really stressing...yet. Although, not that I watch the show but... 2009 for Lost, holy... I feel bad for people that watch that show.
lala788 lala788 9 years
WOW lost in 20009, that is a long time to wait, at least my favorite show Prison Break is still in the air, until December! it sucks but, I'm still 100% behind them , they are right to strike!
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
Lindsb you can do something, write to the studios.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
While I have a bunch of books and blogging I could do during that lost t.v. time, I really hate this strike for messing up the new season. I agree w/ why they are on strike however it's rotten that loyal viewers have to pay a price.
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
That video is great.. they are even funny on strike. ;) Thanks for posting, Buzz. It's sad.. I wish we could do something.. but, our shows are on a hiatus until they can come to an agreement.
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
thanks for clearing that up to me.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
thank you fadedblue for answering my question
JessNess JessNess 9 years
On the side of publicity for movies there will be affects since there are no late night shows to go on
fadedblue fadedblue 9 years
miss britt: it's tv and movie writers -- the only reason why there is so much focus on the television season is b/c the effects are immediate with tv (late night shows depend on daily material, tv shows are all in the middle of writing and shooting their seasons and very few if any will be able to finish up this season if the strike goes long-term). movie scripts are easier to stockpile and we probably won't see direct effects of this strike on the movie industry til next year...
fadedblue fadedblue 9 years
re: gossip girl. josh schwartz would not write b/c he is one of the showrunners who signed the pencils down contract, posted at the WGA website: it's unfortunate that so many of our loved shows will be affected, but maybe the show of solidarity will send a clear message to the studios that there are a lot more important people who back the writers and their cause.
ispyemo ispyemo 9 years
wow. i thought that video was a bit aggressive. i see their point. i hope everyone gets what they want in the end. hopefully all of our tv programs will return soon enough. ive never seen an episode for lost but waiting until 2009 thats really crazy. sadly i admit. i watch a bunch of my shows online
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
i'm confused is this only television writers or movie writers as well?
susanec susanec 9 years
Many showrunners have signed this (including Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of GG) so no one's writing:
genvessel genvessel 9 years
um, lost may not happen for ANOTHER YEAR?! come 'on studios! take your heads out of your asses and give them their measely four cents! GEEZ.
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