Saturday, November 03, 2007

Time to catch up...

... on those old TV shows you never got to watch.

The Writer's Guild of America is going on strike over royalties on DVD sales and digital distribution. What this means for the Philippine viewer is that the first arc of "Heroes" will be finished, but episodes 12 onward are on hold. Promising new shows like "Pushing Daisies" or "Life" might get the wind knocked out from them. "Battlestar Galactica" season 4 might not get off the ground while "Lost" and "Law and Order" -- which are starting late -- have probably stockpiled enough scripts for half a season.

The biggest impact will be on the daily shows of Letterman, Leno, Conan, Stewart, and Colbert as well as sketch shows like SNL. Expect re-runs.

I wonder what this will mean for Solar and Studio 23, who have struck deals to air US shows a week after their initial broadcast? Will they be getting their money back? Will they re-run the old seasons?

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