Could the strike actually be good news for some shows?
Here's a weird possible benefit for some TV shows: the strike could actually help some shows stick around longer.
Why? Since production on many TV shows has shut down, the networks might be a little antsy about wasting what original programming they have. So a show that might otherwise be on the edge of being put on hiatus or even cancellation might get a bit of a reprieve and stick around longer.
The media buying agency Magna Global uses NBC's Journeyman as an example, a show that might still be on only because of the strike. Other shows under this category are NBC's Life and FOX's K-Ville. Shows that might already be gone other seasons (viewers are dropping from these three shows) but might stick around longer because of the strike. (The article linked above does have one mistake: the lead-in for Life isn't Phenomenon, it's Bionic Woman.)
Of course, if the strike goes on a long time and production on these shows continues to be shut down, then they'll have to start airing repeats of these shows or take them off the air anyway and put on original programming.