Updated Show By Show Strike Status & News: Nov 13

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November 13th, 2007

WGA Strike

I've pulled together information from multiple sources and updated the status of as many shows as I could. The numbers of episodes left for each show assumes the WGA strike does not end any time soon. All of this information is subject to change.

 

First, the latest news on the WGA strike:

Some soap opera writers have returned to work and by doing so forgone certain union rights.

International demand for US shows may prove a problem for the entire US industry if the strike goes on long.

In the writers strike, the Brits are with the Yanks.

The game shows are coming.

The WGA steps up its picketing, and the AMPTP makes its case in paid advertising.

CBS News argues against a newswriters strike, but it may not have worked.

Advertisers continue to worry about the strike.

Plus, for your reference, a nice piece on Why Writers Get Residuals.


 

 

 

Current (Nov 12) Estimated Status of Broadcast Primetime Shows

Network Show Strike Effect
ABC 20/20-FRI No effect
ABC According to Jim* Unknown
ABC AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS No effect
ABC BACHELOR, THE No effect
ABC BIG SHOTS Reruns after 8 more episodes
ABC BOSTON LEGAL Reruns after 8-9 more episodes
ABC BROTHERS & SISTERS Reruns after 5 more epidsodes
ABC CARPOOLERS Reruns after 8 more episodes
ABC Cashmere Mafia Unknown
ABC CAVEMEN Reruns
ABC DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU No effect
ABC DANCING W/THE STARS-MON No effect
ABC Desperate Housewives Reruns after 2-3 more episodes
ABC DIRTY SEXY MONEY Reruns after 5 more episodes
ABC Eli Stone Unknown, 13 episodes expected
ABC Extreme Makeover:HOME ED. No effect
ABC GREYS ANATOMY Reruns after 4 more episodes
ABC Lost * Unknown, likely 8 episodes
ABC MEN IN TREES Reruns after 13 more episodes
ABC Miss/Guided Unknown
ABC Notes from the Underbelly Unknown
ABC October Road Unknown
ABC Oprahs Big Give No effect?
ABC Private Practice Reruns after 4-5 more episodes
ABC PUSHING DAISIES Reruns after 4 more episodes
ABC SAMANTHA WHO? Reruns after 8 more episodes
ABC SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL Finished before 2008
ABC SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME Finished before 2008
ABC UGLY BETTY Reruns after 5-6 more episodes
ABC WOMENS MURDER CLUB Reruns after 5 more episodes
CBS 48 Hours Mystery No effect?
CBS 60 Minutes Reruns
CBS Amazing Race* No effect, Finale in January
CBS Big Bang Theory, THE Reruns after 1-2 more episodes
CBS Big Brother Unknown, potential Jan launch
CBS CANE Reruns after 6 more episodes
CBS CBS NFL NATL POST GAME Finished before 2008
CBS COLD CASE Reruns after 6 more episodes
CBS CRIMETIME SATURDAY No effect?
CBS CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM No effect?
CBS Criminal Minds Reruns after 4-5 more episodes
CBS CSI Reruns after 4-5 more episodes
CBS CSI: MIAMI Reruns after 6 more episodes
CBS CSI: NY Reruns after 7 more episodes
CBS Do You Trust Me No effect
CBS GHOST WHISPERER Reruns
CBS How I Met Your Mother Reruns after 4 more episodes
CBS Jericho* No effect on 7 episode mini-season
CBS KID NATION No effect, finale on 12/12
CBS Million Dollar Password No effect
CBS MOONLIGHT Reruns after 4 more episodes
CBS NCIS Reruns after 6 more episodes
CBS NUMB3RS Reruns after 4 more episodes
CBS Power of 10 No effect
CBS Rules of Engagement Reruns after 2-3 more episodes
CBS SHARK Reruns after 4-5 more episodes
CBS SURVIVOR: CHINA Finished before 2008, finale airs 12/16
CBS The Captain No effect
CBS The New Adventures of Old Christine* Unknown, 8-9 episodes available for midseason
CBS THE UNIT Reruns after 4 more episodes
CBS Two and a Half Men Reruns after 4 more episodes
CBS WITHOUT A TRACE Reruns after 5 more episodes
CW ALIENS IN AMERICA Reruns after 11 more episodes
CW AMERICAS Top Model-3 No effect, finale 12/4, will return for #4 in 2008
CW BEAUTY AND THE GEEK-2 No effect
CW Crowned: Mother of All Pageants No effect, premiere Dec, 8 episodes
CW CW NOW No effect?
CW EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS Reruns after 15 more episodes
CW Farmer Wants a Wife No effect, premiere 12/12, 8 episodes
CW Friday Night Smackdown No effect
CW GIRLFRIENDS Reruns after 3 more episodes
CW Gossip Girl Reruns after 5-6 more episodes
CW LIFE IS WILD Reruns after 6 more episodes
CW One Tree Hill* Unknown, reportedly 12 episodes available
CW Pussycat Doll Presents Unknown, 8 episodes ordered
CW REAPER Reruns after 3-6 more episodes
CW Smallville Reruns after 5-8 more episodes
CW Supernatural Reruns after 4-6 more episodes
CW THE GAME Reruns after 3 more episodes
Fox 24* Unknown, delayed indefinitely, 8-9 episodes ready
Fox American Dad No effect, all episodes ready
Fox American Idol Tues No effect
Fox American Idol Wed No effect
Fox AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK No effect
Fox Anchorwoman Unknown
Fox BACK TO YOU Reruns after 3 more episodes
Fox BONES Reruns after 6 more episodes
Fox Canterbury Law Unknown
Fox COPS No effect
Fox COPS 2 No effect
Fox DONT FORGET THE LYRICS No effect
Fox Family Guy No effect, all but 3 episodes complete
Fox Hells Kitchen No effect
Fox HOUSE Reruns after 6-7 more episodes
Fox K-VILLE Reruns after 2 more episodes
Fox KING OF THE HILL No effect (almost), all but 1 episode complete
Fox KING OF THE HILL-SUN 7P No effect (almost), all but 1 episode complete
Fox Kitchen Nightmares No effect
Fox New Amsterdan Unknown, does it exist at all?
Fox NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND No effect
Fox On the Lot No effect
Fox PRISON BREAK Reruns after 6 more episodes
Fox Return of Jezebel James Unknown
Fox Rules of Starting Over Unknown
Fox Simpsons No effect, all episodes complete
Fox SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER No effect
Fox So You Think You Can Dance No effect
Fox Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Unknown, 13 episodes ready, Jan 13 premiere
Fox THE OT No effect
Fox TIL DEATH Reruns
NBC 1 vs. 100 No effect
NBC 30 ROCK Reruns after 5 more episodes
NBC American Gladiators No effect
NBC Amne$ia No effect
NBC Biggest Loser 4 No effect, expanding from 90 minutes to 2 hours
NBC BIONIC WOMAN Reruns after 3 more episodes
NBC Celebrity Apprentice No effect
NBC CHUCK Reruns after 6 more episodes
NBC Dateline NBC No effect, Sunday mid-season
NBC DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI No effect
NBC DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED No effect
NBC E.R. Reruns
NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 Finished before 2008
NBC FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 Finished before 2008
NBC FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Reruns after 8 more episodes
NBC HEROES Reruns after 4 more episodes
NBC JOURNEYMAN Reruns after 5 more episodes
NBC LAS VEGAS Reruns after 4 more episodes
NBC Law & Order Unknown
NBC Law And Order:SVU Reruns after 8 more episodes
NBC LIFE Reruns
NBC Lipstick Jungle Debut Feb 7, @10pm Thu
NBC Medium Unknown, likely 9 episodes
NBC My Dad is Better than Your Dad No effect
NBC MY NAME IS EARL Reruns after 6 more episodes
NBC NBC Sunday Night Football Finished before 2008
NBC OFFICE Reruns after 1 episode (11/15)
NBC PHENOMENON No effect?
NBC SCRUBS Reruns after 9 more episodes
NBC SINGING BEE Reruns, uses union writers
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK Finished before 2008

*2008 premiere scheduled/rumored

Special data thanks to TV Guide and LA Times.

 
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