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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as in early 2008 or next fall? Because that would REALLY suck.


And To Kathy, i read you hyperlink, and i hope McDreamy doesn't leave, after burke's leaving it's changed and if McDreamy leaves then i am not going to watch Grey's.....COME ON GREY'S! SHESH!


Why the hell did they air the blumin series if they were going to take a break? i mean, whats the point, and they only write it, if they were bothered they shouldn't write it in the first place, now i'm totally gutted and considering not even watching it, i am a total fan, and i'm addicted to all the action but why should i as a fan wait a year to watch flamin episodes? its stupid! who is with me? x


Kathy, thks for the link, but, i am kind of puzzled as to Why dempsey doesnt want to talk about PP. i mean did i miss something? As for merder r/ship i dont think even dempsey has the power to make Shonda do what she doesnt want to do. He like all of us is just hoping something will be done.


read this article where someone interviewed PD. It states again that he hopes that the dynamic between Mer/Der moves forward when filming starts back after the strike ends! Always like to hear PD say he wants Mer/Der together and we've read and heard him say that alot. He wants their relationship to move forward as much as we do! Don't you agree?? http://jam.canoe.ca/Television...


It just seems like the writers are being greedy, the last proposal gave them everything the originally asked for. In the mist of them being so greedy, our favorite shows are going down the drains. Grey's can't handle something like this, its ratings are already suffering. I just think its really sad that they can't be mature adults and come up with something. Right now, the writers look like money hungry asses.


I agree with Kathy. I was really looking forward to seeing more new episodes sooner. I hope they resolve this sooner rather than later.


This really is a HUGE disappointment! All we can do is hope and pray that things get resolved soon! I feel so sorry for the crew members that will not get paid until production starts back. When they met this week at least they did come up with a tentative agreement even though it was shot down according to the article above, so lets hope when they meet again on Tuesday of next week that another proposal will be given to the writers and an agreement will be made! As long as something is decided before the first of the year, I'd feel better about the season reopening but the longer it goes through to 2008, it makes me think we'll have to wait until Sept. for the new season to begin. Lets really hope that doesn't happen!
And another thing, I really wish they would not hold off in showing episode 11! I know we always have reruns during the holidays but with everything going on with the strike and knowing we only have (1) episode left after this week...that just doesn't seem fair to the fans! We have heard so much about what is suppose to happen in this last (supposively cliff-hanger) episode. (especially with Mer/Der) Why make us wait?? I think they may be forgetting we the fans will be sufffering too!
I sure hope things get back to normal soon so we can get back on track with our favorite show...GA!


i thought this was nearing a close?!?!?! wtf!?!? i mean alright already the writers made there point and they got a great offer to come back and now what they're not!!!! omg and now its going to ruin all the shows for the season!!! wtf!!!


WTF! come on people what is going on let's make a deal.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.