Are you ready for another strike?
Oh, if only the "reality-free" tag above meant something else when it comes to this.
Just when you thought you could sit back in your comfy chair and watch TV this fall, comes news that possible Screen Actor's Guild strike that has been talked about for weeks is very close to actually happening. The deadline is June 30, and while a lot of people in the industry thought that the contracts signed at the end of the writer's strike earlier this year (ah, remember those days?) could serve as a blueprint, that might not be the case.
The studios aren't happy that SAG has said that a deal probably wouldn't be reached by the deadline, and SAG is unhappy because they feel the studios are being unreasonable and won't come to an agreement over DVDs and new media. If there's one piece of good news in this is that a lot of shows are currently filming, so shows like CSI, Heroes, House, and ER will have a couple of episodes ready. Fans of Grey's Anatomy and The Office (among other shows) won't be happy though.
The writer's strike cost Los Angeles around $3 billion. Hopefully one side (or both) will realize that the industry can't take another strike so soon.