The Fate of Your TV Shows

According to, well, just about everyone, the writers strike is almost over!

Let's take a moment to celebrate: Woohoo!!!! Yay!!!!

(Latest Update: Put down your picket signs and pick up your pencils! As of Tuesday, February 12, the writers strike has officially ended!!!)

 

Okay, now that that's out of our systems, let's face the harsh reality: what does this mean for our favorite TV shows?

Here's the rundown, according to TVGuide's Michael Ausiello. (Keep in mind - a lot of this could change at the drop of a hat. It's all tentative, but I'll keep updating as I hear more.)

24
Season 7 postponed until January '09.

30 Rock
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

Aliens in America
Eight pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Back to You
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD.

Battlestar Galactica
Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD.

The Big Bang Theory
Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD.

Big Love
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in March. Airdate info is TBD.

Big Shots
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bionic Woman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bones
Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.

Boston Legal
One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 6 to 8 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Brothers & Sisters
One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 4 or 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Burn Notice
Production on Season 2 expected to get under way in late April. New episodes could start airing as early as July.

Cane
No additional episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

Chuck
No new episodes until fall.

The Closer
Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on March 30.

Criminal Minds
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing April 2.

CSI
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing April 3.

CSI: Miami
Expected to shoot 8 new episodes to begin airing March 24.

CSI: NY
Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing April 7.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 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
Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May. 

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