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QuickTakes: Will a writers strike cripple the new TV season?

Oct 28, 2007  •  Post A Comment

“The strike hurts our industry, our colleagues and our community, no question. That being said, it will probably give cable a boost in that our programming is primarily unscripted and repeat-oriented … so that we should get some additional sampling, since broadcasters’ repeats are not holding up. I wouldn’t mind being a reality producer right about now.”
—Aaron Meyerson, senior VP, development and production, Oxygen
“We are running a number of episodes, if not months, behind the U.S. networks, so it is unlikely to have an episode delivery impact on our schedules. However, I would be hopeful the dispute can be resolved before it has an impact on the quality of the episodes produced, which in turn will have an impact on the audience.”
—Michael Murphy, founder and director of programming, Channel 6, Ireland

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