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Tuesday February 12, 2008 10:10 pm

Writers Strike Finally Over

Writers Guild of America logoWe can officially start the jig now.

After more than 3 months on the picket lines, the has finally announced an end to their strike.  Of the 3,775 votes cast, 92.5% elected to stop the walkout.  This means WGA members can resume doing what they do best starting tomorrow.

While it may be weeks before we see new episodes of our favorite shows, this news will immediately affect those programs that churn out daily fare.  This means we should expect to see the return of late-night monologues ASAP.  Meanwhile, the folks behind anticipate a brand new show come Feb. 23rd.  (Of course, in true SNL fashion, that will probably be followed up by a repeat the following weekend.)

Of course, we could be revisiting this whole work stoppage issue again at the end of June; that’s when the current contract between SAG/AFTRA and the is set to expire.

But let’s just think happy thoughts until then, okay?

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