Thursday, February 14, 2008

Updates on US TV Shows/Series

Last November 5, 2007, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions represent film, television and radio writers working in the United States. More than 12,000 writers joined the strike causing a chaos in TV and movie industry.

I heard in the news today before coming to work that the strike has come to its conclusion Ü Finally!

I'm happy to share with you the latest development on the schedule of the TV shows in Hollywood (From TV Guide 2/7/2008). Check out your personal favorites from the list:

24 - Expected to return this fall or January '09.
30 Rock - Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.
Back to You - Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD.
Bionic Woman - No new episodes expected. Ever.
BonesFour - Pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.
Brothers & Sisters - Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.
Chuck - No new episodes until fall.
Criminal Minds - Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.
CSI - Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.
CSI: Miami - Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.
CSI: NY - Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.
Desperate Housewives - Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.
Dirty Sexy Money - No new episodes planned until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.
ER - To Be Determined.
Everybody Hates Chris - Twelve pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.
Friday Night Lights - No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.
Gossip Girl - Expected to shoot up to 9 new episodes to air in April/May/June.
Grey's Anatomy - Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May
Heroes - To Be Determined.
House - To Be Determined.
How I Met Your Mother - Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.
Jericho - Seven episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.
Kyle XY - Ten episodes have been produced. Three episodes have aired, so there are 7 left.
Las Vegas - Three pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.
Law & Order: SVU - To Be Determined .
Life - No new episodes expected until fall.
Life Is Wild - No new episodes expected. Ever.
Lost - Six pre-strike episodes remain. Six additional episodes could air this season.
Medium - Six pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.
Men in Trees - Eleven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.
Moonlight - No new episodes expected until fall.
My Name Is Earl - Expected to shoot 8 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.
NCIS - Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.
The New Adventures of Old Christine - Seven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.
Numbers - Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.
October Road - Three pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.
The Office - Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.
One Tree Hill - Six pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.
Prison Break - Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.
Private Practice - To Be Determined.
Pushing Daisies - No new episodes until fall.
Reaper - Three pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.
Samantha Who? - Three remaining pre-strike episodes could be held until fall (see Dirty Sexy Money).
Scrubs - Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.
Smallville - Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.
Supernatural - Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.
Ugly Betty - Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

I am looking forward for the new episodes of HEROES. Their Season 2 has only 11 episodes compared to Season 1 that has 24 episodes. It left me hanging on my seat...
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