WGA Strike/Show Status

The networks were originally expecting to have shows continue airing into early next year, but with most hyphenates refusing to perform their non-writing duties, a lot of shows have been impacted earlier than anticipated, despite scripts waiting to be shot. It’ll be interesting to see the longer term consequences for these actions, particularly for the new shows that nobody seems to care about as it is or for returning shows that are fading, but for the time being, here’s the current status of various shows, thanks to LA Times. Keep in mind reality shows are not impacted by the strike and actually will probably be increasingly in demand as it goes on.

ABC
Big Shots – all 13 episodes
Boston Legal – 14 of 22 episodes
Brothers & Sisters – 11-12 of 23 episodes
Carpoolers – all 13 episodes
Cavemen – 12 of 13 episodes
Cashmere Mafia – Delayed due to strike
Desperate Housewives – 9 of 22 episodes
Dirty Sexy Money – 11 of 13 episodes
Eli Stone – all 13 episodes
Grey’s Anatomy – 11 of 22 episodes
Lost – 8 of 16 episodes
Men in Trees – 19 of 27 episodes
Private Practice – 4 episodes left
Pushing Daisies – 9 of 22 episodes
Samantha Who? – 8 episodes left
Ugly Betty – 13 of 24 episodes
Women’s Murder Club – 10 of 13 episodes

CBS
Big Bang Theory – 8-9 of 13 episodes
Cane – all 13 episodes
Criminal Minds – 11-12 of 22 episodes
CSI – 11-12 of 22 episodes
CSI: Miami – 13 of 24 episodes
CSI: NY – 13-14 of 22 episodes
How I Met Your Mother – 11 of 22 episodes
Jericho – all 7 episodes
Moonlight – 11-12 of 13 episodes
NCIS – 13 of 22 episodes
New Adventures of Old Christine – 8-9 of 13 episodes
Numb3rs – 12 of 22 episodes
Rules of Engagement – 9-10 of unknown episodes
Shark – 12 of 22 episodes
The Unit – 11 of 22 episodes
Two and a Half Men – 11 of 22 episodes

NBC
30 Rock – 10 of 22 episodes
Friday Night Lights – 15 of 22 episodes
Heroes – 11 of 24 episodes
Journeyman – 12 of 13 episodes
Law & Order SVU – 14 of 22 episodes
Medium – 9 of 22 episodes
My Name Is Earl – 13 of 22 episodes
The Office – In reruns in a week
Scrubs – 12 of 18 episodes

Fox
24 – Delayed due to strike
American Dad – 19 fresh episodes
Back to You – 9 of 24 episodes
Bones – 12 of 22 episodes
Family Guy – 14 fresh episodes
King of the Hill – 17 fresh episodes
K-Ville – 10 of 13 episodes
Prison Break – 13 of 22 episodes
The Simpsons – 17 fresh episodes

CW
Aliens in America – 17 of 22 episodes
Everybody Hates Chris – all 22 episodes
The Game – 10 of 22 episodes
Girlfriends – 10 of 22 episodes
Gossip Girl – 12 of 22 episodes
Life Is Wild – 12 of 13 episodes
One Tree Hill – 12 of 13 episodes
Reaper – all 13 episodes
Smallville – 12-14 of 22 episodes
Supernatural – 12-14 of 22 episodes

Daytime
Soaps will continue to run into the new year for ABC, CBS, and NBC. Ellen DeGeneres has returned. The View will continue uninterrupted.

Late Night
Mostly in reruns already. There is talk of guest hosts on some shows. Jimmy Kimmel will probably go into reruns but may do the show on his own. Nightline will remain in originals.

USA
Burn Notice – Production starts in January
In Plain Sight – Nearly wrapped
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Second half of season will be impacted
Monk – Full second half of season
Psych – Full second half of season
Starter Wife – Production starts in March

Sci-Fi
Battlestar Galactica – 10 episodes and a two hour movie
Eureka – Will be impacted
Stargate Atlantis – Not expected to be impacted

FX
Dirt – Will be impacted
Nip/Tuck – 14 of 22 episodes
Rescue Me – Will be impacted
The Riches – 7 of 13 episodes
The Shield – Final season is written
Thirty Days – Not expected to be impacted

HBO
12 Miles of Bad Road – In production
In Treatment – Will not be impacted
True Blood – In production
The Wire – all episodes completed

Showtime
New Tracey Ullman series – all 5 episodes
The Tudors – 12 episodes completed

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