Writers to Continue Strike; Episode 11 to Air Next Year

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CBS won a repeat-laden Thursday night ratings battle amid the ongoing writers strike, with Survivor: China rising to the top in total viewers and adults 18-49.

Both 9 p.m. heavyweights - Grey's Anatomy (which aired the Season 4 premiere, "A Change is Gonna Come") and CSI, were in repeats, as was NBC's The Office.

So it was Survivor: China (13.8 million, 4.5 rating/12 share in adults 18-49) that was the most-watched program of the night, according to Nielsen Media Research.

CBS therefore won 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., thanks to a repeat CSI (12.3 million, 3.4/8) as NBC's ER (8.6 million, 3.4/9) split 10 p.m. with Without a Trace (9.9, 2.5/7).

Writers on Strike

Meanwhile, it appears that the brief hope that the Writers Guild of America strike may be nearing its conclusion has been dashed for now, as the writers were both swift and vehement in rejecting the latest proposal from the studios.

As a result of the ongoing strike, numerous sources are reporting that Episode 11 of Season Four of Grey's Anatomy (the next new episode, "Crash Into Me, Part II" is #10) will not air until early next year, rather than in two weeks, December 13, its originally scheduled air date. We apologize for our reporting error.

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Hold on, so eppi 10 is airing this week and 11 is next year? What's up with that?


This strike has lasted long enough there are enough recorded vidioes to last forever, all the strikers are only pissing off veiwers and loosing fans, no one wants to watch the reruns the one show that they do follow. I will not be watching it if it takes to next year to air i have better things to do then wait for it and to check the websights to see if there will be anything good on tv.


I was checking my tivo this morning for all upcoming listings for Patrick Dempsey this week (which I check everyday) and I see where GA will air Crash into Me Part I on Tuesday night and Part II on Thursday night. Just thought I'd let everybody know.
(I love my tivo because it lets me know everything that will be televisied with PD that I would not necessarily know about)!!


Sorry for a little mistake (of course I hate Addek too). PD hated Addek.


PD have no interest for PP. I hated Addek and Addison and he's happy for her departure.


I interpret what PD was saying (in that interview on the above link), is that he wants the MerDer relationship to be settled one way or another. He implies that he has talked at length to Shonda, to either go forward or end it. I think he will be relieved if she goes either way. I know his original statements were always wanting MerDer together, but every time he discusses them he sounds really frustrated with the off and on thing, and wants it resolved. Apparently from what he said about PP, there was conflict among the cast over Kate's leaving. Obviously they kept that pretty much in-house, which is how the other conflict should have been handled as well. I'm sure many of us would love to see MerDer happily married and becoming parents together. I just don't think its realistic to expect bright and shiny from dark and twisty Shonda.


Don't know why PD didn't want to talk about PP. I've never really heard any of the cast talk about PP since KW left. So, I don't know what that was all about.
As far as PD having any influence over what happens to Mer/Der, I don't kow. I'm sure he and Ellen both have voiced their opinions, especially since this back and forth with them has been going on now 4 seasons. And PD did say that it seems that Shonda is listening more now to what people have to say about things. Lets just hope that she is really listening to how we all feel about the Mer/Der situation!! Get rid of ROSE and Lets get these two back together Shonda! You could have great storylines with them as a married couple and what fun that would be! Meredith getting pregnant and Derek becoming a father. That would be so much fun to watch that unfold with these two! Don't you think?




Okay, here's what I think: the writers deserve to be paid more, for the work they do and the work they are not very well recognized for. They also deserve a little slack from viewers. If we are SO hung up on the fact that we can't watch our shows, what respect do we have? But, the writers were given (what I think is) a good deal, which they could have accepted. So let's see what happens...!


For those of you who are calling the writers greedy, you'd realize they just want what they deserve if you knew what they were fighting over. The hottest topic is that the writers don't get a single penny for DVD sales, iTunes, and online airings of episodes (where ABC sells advertising to make a profit). They're being totally ripped off by the producers, and even the actors are behind them. If you keep up with the news you'll hear people talking about how a lot of the actors are picketing with the writers. I saw a clip of Jay Leno, who is REALLY affected because he's used to airing new shows every day, passing out donuts to the strikers outside NBC offices in CA.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.