Late Night Comedies May Lay Off Staff or Use Guest Hosts
Late Night comedies are weighing whether to lay off staff, or use guest hosts to prevent reruns
Fox has suspended (but not fired) its Showrunners and Writer-Directors who have stopped work.
While the strike may advantage Fox over its competition, I'd say it's probably not good strategy at this point to gloat about it.
We're not the only ones who think there'll be a boom in DVD sales and rentals because of the strike.
Even with the strike, the networks are moving ahead with pilots for the 2008-9 season.
We are not alone in expecting a long strike. The lines are drawn, the trenches are dug.
News writers at ABC and CBS may be on the verge of striking as well, just as news programming was being counted on to fill gaps in the broadcast schedule.
Local affiliates are making plans for original programming to offset the incoming network reruns.
With Late Night comedies in reruns, Nightline is hoping the increased sampling may build long term audience.