Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Writer's Strike and Money

"“What’s at issue here is a principle -- how this all works vs. a specific dollar amount. And that precedent is why for both sides this is a very high-stakes game,” said Harley Shaiken, a labor relations expert at the University of California-Berkeley. No, he’s not speaking of some high-faluting political situation or even how to sell used cars. The subject matter at hand is the nasty strike between the Hollywood writers and the studios and networks."

"Jericho's season two premieres on Feb. 12 is a date to circle on your calendars as the show's resurrection thanks to a grass roots campaign may be the single greatest fan triumph in television history. Even better, these seven episodes could lead to a season three, depending on ratings. The underrated New Adventures Of Old Christine finds a home in the CBS line up as of 2/12, which is also when The Captain, starring Jeffrey Tambor and Chris Klein, debuts. New cycles of Big Brother and Survivor are back earlier than scheduled and the Drew Carey hosted Power of 10 will be used to fill holes as well."

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