Guest alert: Kevin Bacon

Hee! I just noticed that Kevin Bacon is listed among Stephen’s great guest lineup for the upcoming week. That made me think of this segment from when the writers came back (oh happy day!), and it’s a slow news day, so I thought I’d repost: The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Writers […]

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Too early for retrospection? Five good things to come out of the writers’ strike

BuddyTV is taking a look at the silver lining of the writers’ strike, and while I’m still wrapping my brain around the fact that it’s over (it’s over!), it’s nice to see that they give love to the best thing that happened during these cold dark months. Five Good Things About the Writers’ Strike February […]

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Guests announced for ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’, writers return

Yay! It feels wonderful to be blogging about this POST-STRIKE news for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report! The writers are back at work; here’s a little bit on what to expect from tonight’s shows (from The New York Times’ TV Decoder blog): Putting ‘The’ Back In ‘The Daily Show’ By Brian Stelter February […]

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Strike update: It’s done!

YES!! The strike has been lifted!! From Deadline Hollywood Daily: STRIKE OVER: Hollywood Back To Work! Here’s the official WGA announcement to striking writers: On Tuesday, members of the Writers Guilds East and West voted by a 92.5% margin to lift the restraining order that was invoked on November 5th. The strike is over. Writing […]

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Six Degrees: A few words from Jay Katsir

From Metro New York: 14 weeks & $2 billion later, an ending is written by ned ehrbar / metro new york MANHATTAN. The Writers Guild of America’s board voted yesterday to approve a tentative deal with producers and end the 14-week-long writers’ strike, which has cost Hollywood an estimated $2 billion. The motion to end […]

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Six Degrees: Peter Gwinn comments on the proposed deal

From WNYC (New York Public Radio): Writers’ Guild Leadership Backs Contract Deal WNYC Newsroom NEW YORK, NY February 10, 2008 —Writers for New York-based television shows could be back to work by Wednesday. Leaders of the Writers Guild of America decided today to recommend a proposed three-year contract to union members and ask them to […]

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Strike update: WGA members to vote on suspending strike during contract voting

It looks like if the members vote to end the strike, the writers can return on Wednesday. Everyone cross their fingers, we’ve almost made it through this!! From United Hollywood: This was just sent by WGA West President Patric Verrone to membership: Dear Fellow Members, I am are pleased to inform you that this morning […]

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BREAKING NEWS! WGA Press Conference results

Courtesy of the ever-vigilant Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood Daily: SUNDAY 12:30 PM [PST]: At the WGA’s news conference today, union leaders declared the new contract is “a huge victory for us”. Trumpeted WGAW President Patric Verrone, “This is the first time we actually got a better deal in a new media than previously.” Verrone […]

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Strike update: More good news

It may not be time to break out the bubbly just yet (I’m — superstitiously — holding off until we get official word of the strike’s end), but it’s probably not tempting fate too much to go buy yourself a bottle of champagne, just in case. It’s sounding like we can look for our favorite […]

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Strike update: Reports from the WGAW meeting (new info added)

It’s sounding more and more like the guild membership will ratify the deal, but there are some conflicting reports as to exactly when that will occur. From Deadline Hollywood Daily (as usual, refreshing through the site’s home page will give you the most up-to-the-minute results): Tick-Tock (Continuously Updated): Writer-Mogul Deal Informally OKed By WGA East […]

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