Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Strike update

A few soap writers crack. Might seem like a sign of things to come, but it's probably a one-off. The soaps are a dying genre and the soap writers are probably correct to think that regardless what happens with the strike, it would turn out badly for them. I mean, it's not like they're ever going to see any DVD cash or Internet residuals.

It's been interesting to see the strategies the networks have taken with their late night talk shows. CBS has been running recent episodes of "Late Show wth David Letterman" to keep things somewhat current. NBC has gone back a few years to find repeats of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" - so at least the jokes will seem fresh, even if it's all old news.

That may mean that CBS is more optimistic than NBC, or maybe just the NBC had thought things through more.


At 6:54 PM, November 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellen cancelled her New York tapings they won't admit that it's strike related.

At 8:39 AM, November 16, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

Ellen has taken a bizarre PR hit over this. It seems like one of those things where there was a lot of pent-up, nonspecific agression about someone, and a specific questionable action became a pre-text to unload both barrels on her. See the Zach Braff rumors for another good example.


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