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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

“Black Monday” Ends the “Journey” and Others

The Writers’ Strike continued to wreak havoc this week as “Black Monday” fell across Hollywood.

The strike activated a clause that allowed studios to terminate expensive (and mostly unproductive) development deals, which they did en masse Monday.

Among the people to feel the ax were the teams behind “Journeyman” and “K-Ville,” thereby sealing the shows’ fates (The studios wouldn’t cancel deals with a team behind a show that was going to get picked up.).

Also among the carnage was Hugh Jackman, whose production company had a deal with CBS/Paramount. But he really had that coming after “Viva Laughlin.”

One major deal that I have not heard was cancelled is the deal FOX has with Kiefer Sutherland. Considering the bullet he took for them, I’d say that keeping his deal is the least they could do…