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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Will They Stay or Will They Go?

D-Day is upon us…

At midnight tomorrow, the Writers Guild of America’s contract will expire and then we’ll get the answer to the big question—Will they stay or will they go?

All indications now point to the latter, although “Variety” reports the actual walkout may not start until next week.

As I’ve told you before, most shows have enough episodes in the can to last into next year. But now there’s another problem. The Teamsters union, which represents many behind-the-scenes people, including casting directors, has pledged its support to a strike by encouraging its members to not cross the picket lines. This could disrupt any shows trying to produce already written episodes.

One group of shows in serious trouble is soap operas. To continue producing daily episodes, the soaps will have to hire scab writers, which could seriously alter current storylines. Of course, in some cases, that might be a good thing…

For now, all we can do is stay tuned…