NBC might show reruns of UK Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm
No, this isn't some programming move to get rid of reality shows (though I think it's worth exploring). It's actually a strategy in case there's a strike in Hollywood.
And that strike is looking more and more like it might become a reality. It sounds like hyperbole, I know, but the two sides are really far apart, and we're closer to a strike than we've ever been. Writers want more money for DVD sales and other forms of media. At one point they were going to work under their old deal until the end of this season, but now things have changed. The networks have been stockpiling on scripts and orders for reality shows just in case.
And NBC is adding a twist: they're thinking about adding the UK version of The Office and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Hey, how about reruns of Burn Notice while you're at it? Bring some shows over from USA and Sci-Fi?
Don't worry, if there's a strike, TV Squad writers will not be involved. You'll still be able to come here and get your daily dose of news, reviews, previews, interviews and all other things that end in "ews."