There's very little positive about the writers' strike, perhaps especially for those of us who are fans of shows that are rated highly everywhere except in millions of people watching.
Small but passionate-audience shows like Friday Night Lights (with Adrianne Palicki, left).
According to USA Today:
One conservation target: series on low-rated Fridays, where NBC's Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas are expected to be replaced so remaining episodes can be redeployed on other nights.
But there are always places to smile. Jessica O'Toole, who is a writer and story editor for a show I watch, Greek, (with Amber Stevens, below left) went to the picket line with her nine-month old son.
Her son was wearing a t-shirt that read,
"Will Poop for Contract"
(That's probably more literally true of the Family Guy writers...)
Then again, the new EW suggests that the strike might actually be good for modestly-rated series (like maybe, please I want to believe it, Life).
Because new shows are going to be almost impossible to get into production in time for September if the strike isn't settled by the end of this year.
So those that are already in-work may be spared the quicker-falling axe. One can only hope.