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America's Next Top Model's writers threaten to strike

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 21st 2006 10:53AM
America's Next Top ModelTyra Banks revealed on her talk show that she's afraid of dolphins. Now I wonder if she's going to add writers to that list. Why? Because the writers of her other show, America's Next Top Model walked off the job for an hour yesterday, and are threatening to strike, if they're not allowed to join the Writer's Guild.

This LA Times article details the dispute. Only a few episodes of season seven have been produced, and, considering the CW is kicking off its fall schedule with the show, this might become a big problem for the new network.

I think the interesting part about all this is that it's not even surprising anymore to learn that a reality show has writers. Also, why shouldn't they be in the union? I would think it's harder to make models interesting than to make Jim Belushi funny. Well, maybe that's a bad example.

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this show has writers?!!? (shocked)

what part of this show is scripted? is it tyra's recital of the prizes? the 'tyra mail'? the contestants' confessional? what? what what?

July 24 2006 at 2:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If the Family Guy writers are Manatees, maybe ANTM's are dolphins and that's where the conflict lies...

July 21 2006 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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