Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's Official! The Strike Is Over

The WGA voted overwhelmingly to end the strike Tuesday, meaning that writers can officially start banging out scripts on their laptops once more. Huzzah!

It's going to be a short posting today, since I want to savor Roger Clemens getting grilled by Congress.

A second "Save 'Friday Night Lights' " site has popped up here: http://www.savefridaynightlights.tv/

Finally, TVGuide.com's Michael Ausiello has a Q-and-A with "Lost" producer Carlton Cuse. Cuse reports that there will be only five more episodes after the initial eight this season, but he hasn't given up hope of getting those three episodes back at some point over the final two seasons. Also, there will be a four-week gap between the eight in the can and the five left to shoot. You can check it out at http://community.tvguide.com/blog/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/700000049

WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: "American Idol" (Fox, 8 p.m.) begins the cut to get to 12 men and 12 women semifinalists.

"Cashmere Mafia" (ABC, 10 p.m.) is new; hopefully Can't-Wait-For-Lipstick-Jungle, who posted here last week, will give this show a chance as well. It's opposite a new "Law & Order" on NBC.

Finally, PBS continues to celebrate Black History Month with "African American Lives" at 9 p.m.

4 comments:

zodin2008 said...

Thank goodness it's over - at least until June when SGA ruins what will be about 5 months of hollywood harmony. Ugggg.

As for the FNL campaign, I am actually hopeful on this front - not only due to the success of the "Jericho" campaign last year, but FNL is popular with execs from several channels and NBC has to be aware that others will be ooking into bringing the property over if FNL haters like Silverman and Zucker, drop the ball here (pun intended).

I am hoping the Dillon Panthers have one miracle in them.

The best part about that arrogant, lying jerk Clemens getting grilled by Congress, is by being such an obstinant liar, he's also ruined his relationship with his best pal, Andy Pettitte. Unlike Clemens, Pettitte's a decent guy who has chosen to be honest about his use.

Phillip Ramati said...

By the way, I was right about Life.

NBC released a statement today that Life, Chuck and Heroes had all been officially renewed for next season.

Phillip Ramati said...

Also BTW, SAG won't likely strike. With both the DGA and WGA deals now in place, there's a fairly accurate framework for both sides to work with, and I think the actors were as sick of being out of work as everyone else.

zodin2008 said...

yes, congrats on "Life". NBC was avoiding talking about it so much, they made it seem like it was dead.

I grew to like it, but I would kick "Life" to the curb if it meant having "Journeyman" back.

I hope to God SAG doesn't strike because especially these "super rich" actors like Pitt & Clooney, they will garner ZERO sympathy from the public.