it’s official, the writer’s strike is over. According to the Wall Street Journal, an agreement was reached late Tuesday night by the Writers Guild of America. Workers will be getting back to work as early as Wednesday, the first time since going on strike November 5 of last year.
The biggest issues over this latest strike was around online and other new media payments to the writers. A deal was reached this past Friday, and on Monday many Guild members were already preparing to get back writing.
This is great news for us devoted television watchers, who are sick of reruns and very bad reality shows. Early winners seem to be the Oscars which will be televised on Feb 24th and Saturday Night Live on Feb 23rd. Many shows will have new episodes as early as March.