Friday, February 8, 2008

The Writers' Strike Is OVER!!!

Great news!!! According to TV's Strike Watch section:

Michael Eisner Tells CNBC, "The Strike Is Over"

During a Thursday afternoon visit to CNBC's Fast Money, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner boldly declared the three-month-old WGA strike "over." Pressed to elaborate, he said, "They've made a deal, they shook hands on a deal [and it] is going on Saturday to the constituents [for a vote]." Eisner went so far as to assert, "It's impossible that [the writers] turn it down. A deal has been made and they will be back to work reasonably soon."

The Fast Money host smartly asked Eisner if he was aware of what he was proclaiming over the airwaves, and the guest stuck to his story, saying, "I know the deal's been made and I know the strike is over. I have some friends in certain places and I believe there was a handshake [agreement] last Friday. It's possible they [the guild] will turn it down but it would be insane if they [did]."

Speaking of WGA Strike being over...

TV Guide's Ausiello Reports:

After the Strike: When Your Favorites Will Return!

At long last, a strike chart you can get excited about!

With an end to the three-month-old WGA strike imminent (yay!), the networks have quietly begun outlining plans to salvage what's left of the current TV season. At the same time, I've been quietly picking at my moles to get a preview of those plans — the results of which appear in chart form below.

Keep in mind that the following information remains extremely tentative and is subject to change (and probably will).

Here's what he said about Smallville:


- Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Also, in Strike related (SAG this time) has a brief mention of SR's movie sequel status ...

According to Hollywood Reporter:

Studios look ahead, cautiously...

Potential SAG strike has many antsy about '09 slates

There are at least nine more projects that are not dated but could be slated for 2009, according to one source. But one studio tentpole, the sequel to "Superman Returns," is not so lucky. There apparently are no current plans to add the project to the slate, according to a studio source. Read full article here.

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