Re: Any updates on the writers' strike?
I've heard at this point, there may be no new episodes of 24 until the fall. They have 8 episodes filmed, but they don't want to air them and have 2/3s of the "day" not filmed or in the process of being filmed. Major bummer.
I've already noticed how they're rushing game shows out. Some lie detector show on Fox, and a Millionaire/World Series of Poker hybrid called Duel (or something like that) with ESPN's Mike Greenberg as the host. NBC brings back American Gladiators in January with Hulk Hogan and Layla Ali as hosts.
It's only going to get worse, but more power to the writers -- the least appreciated component of the Hollywood entertainment machine.
A friend of mine who's a musician out in L.A. is in town for the holidays, and I asked him how bad it is there right now with the strike, and he verified that things are getting bad. All of the people who work in the industry who aren't on strike but can't work with production shut down are really hurting. That being said, the writers are still on the right side of this fight.
Hopefully, a compromise will be reached soon.