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StrikeWatch: Production Blackout Update

Thanks to a well-placed source, I have managed to obtain a list of current strike-affected series and when they will turn their lights off (or have already), along with how many additional scripts have been written:

[UPDATE can be found here.]

30 Rock: Shooting episode #210 through November 9th. No additional scripts have been written.

24: Eight episodes completed. FOX has shelved Season Seven indefinitely.

Big Bang Theory: Production shut down.

The Captain: Shooting episode #102 November 8th - 14th. Scripts in for episodes #103 and #104 (production will conclude 11/30).

Carpoolers: Production shut down 11/16.

Cavemen: Shooting episode #113 between November 7th - 13th. No additional scripts had been ordered.

Cold Case: Production shut down 11/16

Desperate Housewives: Production shut down.

Dirt: Prepping episode #206 for a November 20th - 30th shoot. Script written for episode #207.

Dirty Sexy Money: Shooting episode #111 between November 8th - 19th. Prepping episode #112 next week. Shoots 11/21. There are other scripts written but it's unclear if production will

Eli Stone: Prepping #111 now which shoots between November 15-26th. Not clear if there are additional scripts.

Ghost Whisperer: Shooting episode #312 between November 12th - 21st. No additional scripts written.

Greek: Shooting episode #1018 starting November 15th. No additional scripts out of the 20 episode order written.

Heroes: Production shut down 11/9.

K-Ville: Shot #110 October 28th - November 8th.

Journeyman: Status of production unclear. 13 scripts written.

Medium: Prepping episode 069-09 for a shoot between November 15th - 28th. No additional scripts have been written.

Numbers: Prepping episode #412 for a shoot between November 19th - 30th. No additional scripts have been written.

October Road: Shooting episode #210 between November 9th - 21st. Scripts through #213 completed.

The Office: Production shut down. One additional script written.

Old Christine: Production shut down.

Rules of Engagement: Canceled production on episode #210 (meant to shoot 11/7-11/13). No additional scripts written. Production shut down.

Samantha Who: Production shut down 11/12

Swingtown: Shooting episode #103 11/9-11/21. No additional scripts written.

'Til Death: Episode #212 completes production on November 9th.

Two and a Half Men: Production shut down.

Ugly Betty: Shooting "Odor in the Court" between November 9th and 20th. Prepping "A Thousand Words Before Friday" next week. No additional scripts available after that.

Without A Trace: Production shut down 11/22.

Yes, it's staggering. Stay tuned. [UPDATE can be found here.]


Anonymous said…
Thank you for the latest updates about our favorite shows, Jace. I hadn't heard how the strike has affected all of these until now.
The CineManiac said…
wow, what will we do come January?
I might have to start reading.
Bill said…
Thanks. If production is shut down, do they have any episodes in the can? It seems like traditional multi camera sitcoms would shoot the week they aired, but do shows like the Office and 30 Rock do the same? What about dramas?
Jace Lacob said…

Unlike their multi-cam brethren, single-cam comedies and dramas film in advance to allow time for network approval process, editing, and post, so most of these series have a handful of episodes remaining to make it through November sweeps at least.

Notice I said MOST. NBC's The Office, for example, only has 2 episodes left (including tomorrow's night's "Survivorman" installment). So after November 15th, no more Office.
Will the new shows that production's shut down on ever come back?

Dirty Sexy Money is so good. :(
Anonymous said…
I've Stumbled this post. Thanks for the indispensable information.
HannColl said…
Any news on any CW shows? I'm worried about Supernatural. :(
Kevin said…
Monica - 10 episodes of Supernatural are already in the can, and there's 5 scripts written. Obviously, they've stopped writing, so they'll be filming into December and then stopping.
Brittanie said…
Nice to hear that Supernatural will continue a few more weeks but my heart breaks for Heroes and The Big Bang Theory.
Any word on Pushing Daisies?
Anonymous said…
According to a set insider, Prison Break has 13 episodes written and is currently shooting episode 12.
Anonymous said…
I will miss my favorite shows like 30 Rock and The Office but am pretty sure they'll come back after the strike. What I'm really worried about are newer shows like Dirty Sexy Money to which the strike could be fatal. I completely support the writers in their cause but hope there aren't too many casualties.
Unknown said…
And another publishing industry shoots itself in the foot because they can't bear to pay the talent what they're worth. Yes, I'm thinking of the recording industry. Way to help individual producers discover that they don't need huge networks when the Internet is sitting there, waiting to be discovered as the best entertainment distribution network ever invented.

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