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WILL THE END OF THE WRITER'S STRIKE COME SOON ENOUGH TO SAVE THE SEASON?
(from Broadcasting & Cable) More than three months since shutting down TV and film production, the writers' strike is expected to officially end Tuesday evening. The Writers Guild of America boards voted Sunday to submit the proposed end to the strike to the WGA membership, which will likely approve in a vote set for Tuesday.
Results of the vote, which will be done in person in New York and Los Angeles and via fax, will be released Tuesday night with the writers expected to be back on the job Wednesday. However, showrunners are now free to return to their non-writing roles immediately. They had ceased to perform those functions soon after the strike began on Nov. 5.
The television industry will now sprint back into production, both in terms of getting many current shows back on the air this season as soon as possible, as well as kicking into gear a shortened and frenzied development season for next fall. Industry executives were already laying the groundwork for that rapid re-start prior to the weekend.