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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Is the End in Sight?

You’ve probably heard that the writers’ strike could be over very soon.

I haven’t said anything about it because I really didn’t want to jinx it; and if you remember, I’ve taken you down this road before (Thanks a lot, Nikki Finke.).

But this time it looks like the end could really be in sight—possibly as early as Monday.

Saturday, the WGA members will meet and the guild leadership will present the details of what has been proposed. If the members are receptive, the strike order could be lifted, allowing the writers to go back to work while the formal ratification process takes place.

So, if the strike does end next week—as most insiders believe—what does that mean for your favorite shows?

It depends on what your favorite show is… reported last week that ABC plans to shoot at least four more episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Desperate Housewives” and air them in May. New shows like “Pushing Daisies” and “Dirty Sexy Money” won’t return until fall so they can be re-launched. According to the report, CBS is planning to use that same strategy with its veteran and new shows.

New shows that were not given full-season orders before the strike will not be back. That would include “Bionic Woman.”

The networks will also have to figure out how to deal with their serialized shows. “Heroes” will not return this season and FOX is still trying to figure out what to do with “24.” ABC will need to decide whether it can squeeze in the remaining eight episodes of this season’s “Lost.”

And several shows are on the bubble, including CBS’s “Moonlight.”

We’ll know much more once this thing is actually settled.

So stay tuned…