Corporate Reaction To Writer’s Strike Scuttles New TV Season – 01/16/08
The television season is essentially over, thanks to corporate reaction to the writer’s strike. Jesse Russell reports:
If you were hoping for more episodes of Heroes, Moonlight, and a wide slate of other shows this season, it is time to give up. Fox, CBS, NBC, and Warner Bros. have all canceled contracts with writers, essentially giving up on the Spring television season and putting the fate of next season in limbo. The Los Angeles Times reports that with the writer’s strike continuing more than 65 production and development scripts have been nixed at the start of what is known in the industry as “pilot season.” January is typically when the networks test out new shows for the potential of picking them up for a run in the Fall.