Writer's strike update
It looks like it will begin Monday.
Most shows have been furiously stockpiling scripts, but it will be interesting to see when things really run out. Hurriedly finished scripts may not do much for viewers. On the other hand, with no writers, the networks have no one to pass notes to, so even a half-assed script could at least be uninfluenced by chickens--- network suits.
Although we've been talking TV here, the strike will impact the movie studios, too. The difference there is that the lead time is so long and the studios have so many scripts optioned that the strike will have to go on for a long time to be noticed. Same thing, though, most big-budget films have the writer on scene to tweak things during the shoot. You definitely do not want Michael Bay making script changes on his own, you know?