Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Excellent news tonight from the WGA. The 3-month old strike is officially over. More from TVGuide.com:

The Strike Is Over: Welcome Back, TV!
At times during the past three months, we never thought we'd say it, but ... the WGA strike is officially over. According to the WGA websites, members voted by 92.5 percent to lift the strike order that was enacted November 5.

Following WGA leadership's approval of a tentative deal on Sunday, the guild members on Tuesday voted to lift the strike order, which has been in effect (and playing serious havoc with our TV viewing) for three months. Members on both coasts voted in person or by proxy, and the "polls" closed just an hour, at 6 pm/PT. Yes, the vote to end the strike was expected, given the positive feedback after meetings on the deal over the weekend, but still, it feels so good. The writers will be revving up their typing fingers and plot points to get back to work on Wednesday.

And thanks to TVGuide's Mike Ausiello, here's a look at what you can expect from some PTR faves now that production is set to resume:
Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season

No new episodes until fall.

The Closer
Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

Friday Night Lights
No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.

No new episodes expected until fall.

Law & Order: SVU
Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring

Six pre-strike episodes remain. Five additional episodes could air this season.

Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot additional episodes for this season.

Men in Trees
Eleven pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs Feb. 27. No additional episodes expected this season.

Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

For a more complete list, visit Ausiello's blog at TVGuide.com

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