Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's Official: The Writers Voted To End Strike

According to Superman Homepage:

E! Online reports that the writer's strike is officially over.

    As expected, members of the Writers Guild of America have voted to end the writers' strike that has been plaguing the entertainment industry for more than three months, meaning film and TV scribes can go back to living off of caffeine and adrenaline as soon as Wednesday.

    Per the official tally of those who weighed in Tuesday in Beverly Hills and New York, 92.5 percent of WGA members approved the measure, with 3,492 saying yea and 283 voting against pulling the plug.

    "The strike is over. Our membership has voted, and writers can go back to work," WGA West president Patric Verrone said Tuesday evening.

You can read the full report at E! Online's website.

As posted here days ago, "Smallville" writers will return to work today to write 5 more episodes for season 7, taking the show to 20 episodes for the season (2 short of the usual 22).

Also, according to The Columbus Dispatch, many hit series (such as Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy and the CSI trio) will be back in the spring for what's left of the season, with four to seven new episodes. But don't bet on weaker shows returning until fall, if then. Read more here.

Source: Superman Homepage | The Columbus Dispatch

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