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Rejoice! The WGA strike is over!

by Kristin Sample, posted Feb 13th 2008 12:45AM
WGA Strike is overVariety is reporting that the strike is indeed over. I think I speak for everyone at TV Squad when I say, "Yay!" to this news. The WGA West president announced that almost 93% of the guild members have voted in favor of lifting the strike. The total vote tally was 3,492 members for yes and 283 for no. The vote, held over 48 hours, allowed members to vote in person at the Writer's Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills or the Gotham Crowne Plaza or via fax.

Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation prexy and CEO, said that despite the ill-will early on in the strike, the sides were able to come together under media blackout and work things out. "Once [WGA leaders] got to know some of us they realized where we were coming from. Nobody handed us these jobs," Moonves commented.

Also helpful in ending the strike was the tentative agreement reached on January 17th with the DGA. According to Variety, "The WGA was able to use that pact as a template in reaching the outlines of its deal two weeks later." Moreover, the deal between the WGA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) should set the tone for negotiations with SAG-AFTRA when their contract is up on June 30th.

Check out this gallery at AOL TV for a list of what shows will return and when.

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Laura

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a TV junkie and proud!!!!!!!!!!!

February 13 2008 at 11:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TheH2s

If the Big Bang Theory doesn't come back, i'll be really sad. I know many others the same way.

Bring back BBT!!!

February 13 2008 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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elbrando

Seriously? Or was this sarcasm? I hope to god it was sarcasm.

February 13 2008 at 10:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott

I'm just glad that The Daily Show and Colbert Report will stop being struck and they can get a wider variety of guests back. The writing hasn't been the problem--both shows have held up pretty well (although it showed that John Oliver and Samantha Bee are talented, naturally funny people, and Jason Jones and Rob Riggle are decidedly NOT).

But last week one day Jon had a guest talking about the Teapot Dome scandal, and Stephen had a frog expert. Now THAT'S scraping the bottom.

February 13 2008 at 9:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

Yay, yay , yay, yay, and yah!

February 13 2008 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vacelts

I just want them to bring back my Friday Night Lights already!

http://redlightnaps.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/friday-night-lights-writers-strike-status/

February 13 2008 at 1:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
khamel

the irony of the fact that they could only vote in person or via fax about something that primarily has to do with the future being the Internet is awesome. i really wish it were in person or via carrier pigeon.

note to WGA - there are secure voting methods online too. Its faster, easier and cheaper than sending and recieving thousands of faxes saying, "PLEASE LET ME WORK AGAIN. END THIS NOW!"

February 13 2008 at 1:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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