Writers' Strike Almost Over; Hit TV Shows to Return in April/May
This is the news we've all been waiting for. The writers' strike is almost over and our beloved shows are coming back in the spring. Unfortunately, it's a little too late for some of the shows we've come to love.
According to the latest reports, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP are about to reach an agreement settling the 3-month strike that crippled TV and film production in Hollywood.
That means the writers will be going back to work ASAP to bring back the most popular shows like "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Brothers & Sisters," "Ugly Betty," "CSI," "House" and others on air by April or May.
Unfortunately, the shows launched last fall that did get a full season order like "Pushing Daisies" or "Dirty Sexy Money" will most probably not be returning this season.
Instead the networks will go back into production over the summer and relaunch the shows next fall with a massive marketing campaign. Since most of them are still building momentum, brining them back in the spring for only 4-5 episodes would simply make little business sense.
In the coming days/weeks we expect to hear exactly which shows are coming back this spring (and for how many episodes), and which shows will be returning in September. Given the very poor performance of a number of new shows, expect to see some of them gone for good.
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