Wednesday, February 13, 2008

TV Writers Strike Over / Return Dates

The stupid strike is over... Hopefully there will be some lessons learned to avoid this kind of crap in the future. I will post return dates of favorite shows as they become available.

Here is the first round from CBS:

"How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" will return March 17. Producers will make nine new episodes before the season ends.

"CSI: Miami" and "Cold Case" will return in late March. Others are set for early April returns, including "CSI" on April 3.

NBC's Thursday lineup will begin airing scripted originals April 3 with a one-hour premiere of "My Name Is Earl." "The Office," "30 Rock," "Scrubs" and "ER" will return April 10.


Wrecking Machine said...

Well, there goes my Guitar Hero time...

I expect you to be the first to know when House is coming back.

Dolf said...

NOthing definitive... THis is what I have unearthed:

Fox is rumored to be ordering four or five fresh episodes of its hit drama "House" and a couple more segments of "Bones," which already has four in the can.

The docs are expected to return for a handful of episodes to air April and May.

Dolf said...

One question hanging over the Fox schedule is the immediate fate of its popular hospital drama "House," whose stockpile of original episodes just ran dry. The network must decide whether to crank out more fresh segments or wait to relaunch the series in the fall.

2001: A Space Basler said...

I want to know why none of the presidential candidates have spoken up about the lack of new TV episodes. I think the government should fund a pay increase for the writers, in the form of rebate checks mailed to each of them. In fact, what the government should do is to buy all the houses facing foreclosure, give the money to the non-paying homeowners, and give the houses to the striking writers!!! It's a win-win situation for everyone!!! Take that, Obama and McCain!!!

Dolf said...

Perhaps my favorite "Basler" variation yet...

As you know, even though the strike is officially over it is going to take weeks for new shows to reappear! Some shows aren't even bothering coming back until next fall so the damage has been done. "24" isn't coming back until January 2009 for chrissake!

I agree that the lack of discourse regarding the TV situation from *any* of these presidential hopefuls is disappointing.

I was hoping for something more along the lines of one of them dismantling the unions so this kind of stupid thing never happens again. I don't have an F'ng union! Why should they?

Also, the Screen *ACTORS* Guild contract is set to expire in June and they are mad about the same issues. No kidding!