Letterman makes deal with WGA - BREAKING NEWS
And then there were none.
David Letterman has struck a deal with the Writers Guild of America, and both his show and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson (both produced by Letterman's Worldwide Pants) will return next Wednesday, January 2. The other shows are coming back on that day too, but a key difference is that Letterman's show will be coming back with his writers, thanks to this deal hammered out by Rob Burnett and others. Both sides have been trying to come to an agreement for the past couple of weeks, and it actually looked like things might have fallen through last week.
I don't care why or how Letterman can get a separate deal that the other shows didn't get (it's because Worldwide Pants owns both shows), I'm just glad he's coming back. Me get boom boom headache from strike talk! It's exciting to know that I can turn on my TV again at 11:35pm every night and not have to watch a Will & Grace rerun for the 40th time.
It's going to be interesting to see what Letterman says about the strike on his first night back, since he was very vocal about supporting them even before the strike began and is a member of the WGA himself.