Which shows are affected by strike

Kiefer Sutherland filming 24 in Washington DCFox TV has pulled 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland, until the writer’s strike ends, because they want to run the entire season without interruptions. It was scheduled to begin the new season in January. Other shows affected by the strike include late night talk shows, which are currently in reruns; Desperate Housewives, which ended production this week after running out of scripts; and sitcoms such as Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men and Til Death, because they film the same week as the script is written. The Office will air its last original episode November 15th. American Idol is unaffected and returns January 15th. The new season of Lost will also premiere in January as planned.

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  1. We don't care • November 9, 2007 @ 8:23 PM

    This strike is bullshit. Why can’t they just find other writers to get the job done? Someone’s greed is just making this a kick in the nuts to the fans is all. I want 24.

  2. Anonymous • November 9, 2007 @ 9:30 PM

    Both sides are greedy

  3. Arnold • November 9, 2007 @ 11:12 PM

    Just find some other writer to get the job done!!!! I hope you are kidding. Where do you think the ideas, the talent, the creativity and imagination comes from??? The actors are the assembly line workers and the writers are the blue prints.

  4. Nancy • November 10, 2007 @ 12:09 AM

    I agree Arnold. The stations make so much money, and then don’t want to share any of it. I would be pissed if I made my bosses filthy rich and they gave me nothing! How would you like not getting a pay raise at your job?? Share the wealth cheapo’s!! And dammit!!…just when Desperate Housewives was getting good!! Can’t wait for Lost though!! As for 24, Keifer needs the time off to do his “time”, so to speak!! Ha ha.

  5. Christina • November 10, 2007 @ 3:17 AM

    I can definately see the where the writers are coming from. Since the original contract ran out they’re no longer getting paid residuals. Which, if I understand correctly, means the writers don’t get any money off of reruns, but the companies they’re on strike against (who they have their contracts with) still make money off it. So it entirely not fair. Not to mention the companies can show the WHOLE episode, with commercials to gain profit, and call it ‘promotional’… which means they make money, but the writers don’t. Label it promotional and the writes don’t make anything, even if it’s the whole episode being shown.

    I certainly hope and agreement is come to soon, but I don’t see it happening. The WGA wants to talk, they’re ready to talk, but the companies refuse to talk until they stop striking. Stubborn.

    Best of luck to ALL the cast and crew who, very shortly, won’t have any work to do.

  6. Anonymous • November 10, 2007 @ 4:22 PM

    The last time they went on strike, all these reality shows came in and the sitcoms and writers have not recovered yet.

  7. Anonymous • November 10, 2007 @ 6:12 PM

    And that is exactly why the stations don’t give a sh*t, because they will still get filthy rich off of reality tv!!

  8. Nancy • November 10, 2007 @ 6:41 PM

    Above comment was submitted by Nancy.

  9. Anonymous • November 10, 2007 @ 10:26 PM

    What do you mean find other writers!! That would be horrible. And plus the actors/actresses are on the writers side! The writers are on strike becuase they only get paid 4 cents for every box set sold! Also I don’t think a replacement writers would be happy with the wages either! They should get paid more! GO WRITERS!!

  10. DaVeO • November 11, 2007 @ 10:00 AM

    The writers are also asking their reisuduals to be raised on DVD sales from four cents to eight cents. Along with the usual benefits and such. Seems reasonable to me.
    Hire other writers? Don’t be such a fool, do some research before you start spouting incensitives.

  11. Jengo • November 11, 2007 @ 1:55 PM

    The original comment is simply proof of how valuable a good writer is. Simply having the ability to hammer on the keys with one’s fist does not a writer make. One must also have the ability to intelligently convey ideas based in research and understanding in a way that are accessible and interesting the the audience–something for which the original poster and his/her ilk would be poorly suited.

    Here’s a hint: wishing to be fairly compensated for one’s work and intellectual property isn’t such a shocking notion.

  12. Anonymous • November 11, 2007 @ 5:15 PM

    Just when the coming 24 season seems to be incredibly promising. it’s completely ridiculous why the companies can’t have this issue resolved. at one point, i don’t care because writers do get paid pretty goddamn well, but it is unfair to have the reruns uncommissioned to them.

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