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Writers Strike

  1. wga
    Writers Strike Avoided As the WGA Reaches a New Deal With the AMPTPNegotiations went past the midnight deadline, but an agreement was reached.
  2. primers
    Will There Be Another Hollywood Writers’ Strike? Everything We Know So FarThe union has sent a letter to its members calling for a strike-authorization vote.
  3. writers guild
    Writers Guild of America Votes in Favor of Strike AuthorizationThe vote doesn’t guarantee that there will be a strike, but it does give Guild members a bargaining chip for negotiations.
  4. apropos of nothing
    So, How Badly Will the Writers’ Strike Screw Up the Fall?Pretty badly, we bet!
  5. overnights
    Stunning Season Finale of ‘The Riches’ Could Be Last Episode Ever!The American dream is a sham!
  6. apropos of nothing
    NBC Rewards Carson Daly’s Bravery With Staff and Budget CutsThis morning, Carson Daly teaches us a very important lesson about life: It’s not fair.
  7. apropos of nothing
    A Comprehensive List of the Ways Jay Leno’s First Post-Writers’-Strike Monologue Differed From His Last Writerless MonologueNow he’s got writers to blame!
  8. strike zone
    Farewell to Strike News Forever, We HopeSo long to Vulture’s least-beloved category.
  9. apropos of nothing
    Recorded for Posterity: Jay Leno’s Final Writerless MonologueWe give Jay’s writers a head start on the first day at work.
  10. strike zone
    Too Cold to Picket: Writers’ Strike Finally Over!The strike is over!
  11. strike zone
    So Who Won the Strike?Depends whom you ask!
  12. strike zone
    WGA Announces Tentative Deal; Tina Fey Goes Back to WorkIt’s true!
  13. strike zone
    Is the Writers’ Strike Pretty Much Over?Yes.
  14. kudos
    Academy President Sid Ganis Asks Oscar Nominees if Maybe They Could, You Know, Show UpThe head of the Oscars wusses out.
  15. strike zone
    Nobody Get Excited; Writers’ Strike Not Quite Over YetDespite any excitement over a possible end to the writers’ strike soon, Writers Guild and AMPTP insiders say “there’s still a possibility this thing could get fucked.”
  16. strike zone
    Even If the Strike Is Over, Don’t Expect TV to Get Any Better, Warns NBCLest anyone get excited over the possible end to the writers’ strike, the L.A. Times reminds us today that most of the crap on TV now was greenlighted before strike and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
  17. strike zone
    Is the Writers’ Strike Finally Over?Just as we were finally beginning to accept the reality of a future without scripted television, it seems as though the writers’ strike may actually be nearing an end.
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    WGA Allows Writers to Work on Grammys; Awards Show to Be No Worse Than UsualThis morning brings news that the Writers Guild has allowed an interim deal for the February 10 Grammy Awards ceremony — not only will the WGA not picket the event, they’ll also allow scribes to work on the show.
  19. strike zone
    WGA Interim Deals Give Boost to Great TV Shows, Crappy Superhero MoviesMad Men and Ant-Man, returning to the screen sooner than expected!
  20. strike zone
    WGA Resolution Means Grammys Will Go Ahead As Planned — But There’s Good News Too!The WGA continues to play awards-show hardball, being coy today over whether it will grant a waiver for next month’s Oscar ceremony.
  21. apropos of nothing
    What ‘Popular Cable Television Show’ Is Looking for Scab Writers on Mediabistro?“The ideal candidate will be comfortable writing point of view monologues for a political ideology that may differ from their own.”
  22. strike zone
    Dave Grohl and Beyoncé to Scab It Up at the GrammysAmid fears that the ongoing writers’ strike might prevent next month’s Grammy Awards from being anything but the glorious miracle that we’re all accustomed to, SAG members Beyoncé and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl have announced they will break with their guild and defy picket lines.
  23. strike zone
    Directors Make Deal; Writers Declare It ‘Neither Reason for Celebration Nor Mourning’So get your party hats out of storage, but don’t put them on yet, is basically what we’re saying.
  24. strike zone
    Could a DGA Deal This Week End the Writers’ Strike?But the news isn’t all smiley faces on placards! Plus, the true victims of the strike: entertainment journalists.
  25. kudos
    Can the Writers’ Strike Save Us From the Grammys?“What?” you might ask. “I thought the Grammys were a three-hour unscripted mess!”
  26. the early-evening news
    Mean, Ugly Writers Hit Back at Ben SilvermanPlus: What’s wrong with Nikki Finke’s computer?
  27. the take
    ‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Displays His Strike Guilt, Unibrow“He should have done like Ellen did and had a bongo recital.”
  28. strike zone
    Golden Globes Ceremony Canceled; NBC to Air Some Nonsense InsteadOwing to the celebrities’ refusal to cross picket lines to collect their statues at Sunday night’s planned Golden Globes ceremony, NBC, Dick Clark, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have officially called off the event.
  29. strike zone
    Stewart and Colbert Return! But Will They Be Any Good?Tonight marks the triumphant (?), writerless return of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert after a two-month absence from late night.
  30. strike zone
    Writerless Late Shows Officially Out of GuestsWith most good film and TV stars unwilling to cross WGA picket lines to appear on writerless late-night shows, the Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live are finding it increasingly difficult to book decent guests
  31. strike zone
    Golden Globes Will Probably Not Be Televised — Like You Cared AnywayOver the weekend came news that could potentially disappoint maybe ten people, at most — it’s now looking increasingly likely that next Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards will be a untelevised event.
  32. strike zone
    So, How Important Are Writers, Anyway?Not very!
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    Former ‘Letterman’ Writer Describes the Worker’s StruggleToday, writers for The Late Show With David Letterman return to work. Sam Saltz, former Late Show writer, walks us through a (typically bizarre) day in the life.
  34. strike zone
    Late Night Returns! Letterman Books Robin Williams, Leno Settles for Mike HuckabeeAfter a two-month absence thanks to the prolonged writers’ strike, the network late shows return tonight, Letterman and Ferguson with their full writing staffs and Leno, Conan, and Kimmel with only their wits and/or Kevin Eubanks.
  35. strike zone
    Letterman Returns With Scribes, Finally Answering the Question: Do Writers Actually Matter?Can Letterman make up his long-standing ratings deficit when he can offer monologues and Top Ten lists while his competitor, presumably, can only offer an hour of Jaywalking?
  36. strike zone
    Writers Guild Rejects Waivers for Awards Shows — Golden Globes to Be Entertaining?Last night in Los Angeles, the Writers Guild denied a waiver that would have allowed the Golden Globes to use writers for its live NBC telecast, and turned down a request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to show clips from movies and previous awards shows during its Oscar broadcast in February.
  37. strike zone
    Late-Night Shows to Return? Letterman to Shave?With the increasing likelihood that the writers’ strike will last forever, the late-night hosts may be secretly plotting their return.
  38. strike zone
    Writers’ Strike Means Awards Shows Could Be Even Worse Than UsualNot only will writers be unable to pen hilarious banter for the shows’ hosts and presenters, networks are now worried that stars may stay home in solidarity with the picketing writers.
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    Fake AMPTP Website Actually Pretty Funny, Despite Nikki Finke’s RecommendationThe official Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Website is located at amptp.org, but today Vulture buddy Nikki Finke points us to amptp.com where some Writers Guild cutups have set up a fake site.
  40. strike zone
    Writers’-Strike Talks Break Down Again, 2008 to Be Really BoringNegotiations between the Writers Guild and the AMPTP broke down Friday night, and no one’s sure when they’ll resume — possibly never!
  41. the early-evening news
    So, How Bad Will ‘The Golden Compass’ Flop This Weekend?Plus: Guess who died!
  42. strike zone
    Carson Daly: Writers’-Strike Hero?So might Carson Daly’s brave decision to return to the air this week actually be hurting the networks — and therefore helping the picketing writers? Sure looks like it!
  43. strike zone
    Carson Daly Returns!In a move that certainly hasn’t won him many friends, Carson Daly returned to air last night, his Last Call the first late-night talk show to come back after writers’ strike began on November 5.
  44. strike zone
    Jimmy Kimmel Pays Staff, Shuts Up About ItPlus: Jay Leno pays his staff, then holds a press conference and hires a skywriter to tell the world!
  45. apropos of nothing
    David Letterman’s Writers Make the Best Case Yet That TV Writers Don’t Deserve Extra for Internet Work“In your kidneys.”
  46. strike zone
    Carson Daly Heroically Avoids Picketing Writer Who Leaped in Front of His SUV“Carson Daly Almost Ran Me Over at NBC,” screams the headline of a Saturday post over at Deadline Hollywood Daily. But did Daly actually try to hit someone with his SUV? Probably not.
  47. strike zone
    Writers’ Strike Gets Depressing AgainDespite some optimism on Monday over a possible deal, the writers’ strike, now in its fourth week, has not yet been resolved.
  48. strike zone
    Argentine Actors’ Strike Means No More TelenovelasAnd we had just made peace with the writers’ strike.
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    Give Carson Daly a Break!Yesterday, it was announced that strapping television personality Carson Daly will defy the ongoing writers’ strike and resume production this week on his late-night talk show Last Call, currently one of NBC’s highest-rated programs among viewers who frequently forget to turn off the TV before going to bed.
  50. the early-evening news
    Talks Break Down Between Broadway Stagehands and Producers — Strike to Go On Forever?Plus: Milwaukee gives the Fonz his due!
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