MultiChannel reports "On Friday, the board of the Writers Guild of America West and the council of the WGA East unanimously voted to approve the strike, which will start at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The news was announced at a press conference in Los Angeles.
So.... the late night talk shows will be the first to fall, and then, scripted TV. If it drags on, you'll see a lot of folks in the peripheral industries (restaurants, etc.) hurting badly. Reality TV will infest the airwaves. Gawd, isn't there enough dreck on TV already? This will just make it breed... well, I've got all these shows on DVD. Time to break 'em out!
Meanwhile, hard to tell how this affect TV shows made in Canada. Stargate Atlantis, according to the Skiffy blog, won't be affected since the writers aren't part of the American union, but what happens if a solidarity strike happens? Plus I remember when War of the Worlds, US product, made in Canada, got affected by the strike 20 years ago. Sad..