Latest WGA Strike News: November 14

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November 14th, 2007

Family Guy Episodes To Air Without Creator/Producer

Family Guy episodes will be completed and air without the participation of the creator/executive producer.

The worry begins that the strike may cancel the upfront advertising sales because no real fall schedule plans can be made with no new scripted series.

Pushing Daisies and Men in Trees are preparing season finale endings for what would be mid-season shows in case the strike drags on.

Writer's guild leaders head to DC.

Contradicting stories about whether or not soap writers are crossing picket lines.

Producers claim that the writers union is using 'Fear and Intimidation', the writers say it's "as offensive as it is untrue".

NBC has backed out of the Television Critic's Association press tour.

A wild guess that ratings could drop 9%. That's based on nothing more than 1988 strike history. My guess is for some nets, it'll be a lot worse than 9%, and for Fox it will be less.

A Pepperdine University poll says that 63% of Americans are more inclined to side with the writers.

LA Times writers must really be working hard to conclude that "Writer's strike is good news for TV newsmagazines." Note to LA Times reporters: The writer's strike is good news for all unscripted programming, at least in a relative sense.

For our latest show by show strike status, check our November 13 Strike News post.

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