Threatened Writer's Strike

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
October 31, 2007 1:28pm CST
I just finished reading an item on Yahoo News about the impending TV writer's strike. The article pointed out that the strike might not be the "kiss of death" for this season's shows because the season is already floundering so badly. There have already been 2 cancellations that I know of, and most of the new shows don't look all that promising. I discussed one of the season's new shows, Cain, a few weeks ago, and said that it was a disappointment. I have to revise my rating since I gave the show another chance. There are some new shows which I have not had the opportunity to watch(mostly because they are opposite my long-time favorites). I would suggest the networks do what they are so good at doing-juggle some of the promising shows around to new time slots and wait and see. I hope they won't strike because we are promised a lot of "reality" shows in that event-and I hate those kinds of shows.
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• United States
1 Nov 07
I only watch a few shows. So many of my favorites are on too late at night. I can't watch television after 10:00 because I find it hard to shut my mind off and can't get a good night's rest. I know I won't lose sleep over the strike.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Neither will I, Elusive, since my favorite shows have dwindled to a precious few. My TV usually goes off at ten or eleven also.
@patgalca (14361)
• Orangeville, Ontario
31 Oct 07
Perhaps that is why The Amazing Race is returning this weekend without the usual one or two month warning of commercials. Is this also why shows are in reruns - CSI last week? L&O:SVU last night? Even Beauty and the Geek was a highlights and edit reel, though they always do that at some point in the season. I would hate there to be a writer's strike and a mess-up of the regular television season, but then, maybe I'd be better off with reruns and nothing to watch. I could focus on my writing. LOL!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Yes, patgalca, it just might be a blessing in disguise. considering the quality of many of the new shows. I remember the strike from back in '88, and it lasted 22 weeks. Got to see lots and lots of reruns.