Writers' Strike Continues, But Both Sides Talking

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Finally, in the third month of a bitter strike by TV and screen writers, there's something in the air. At least a little something.

"I think that there's a cautious optimism out there right now," one writer told CBS News. "The general mood is pretty hopeful," said another.

The Writers Guild and the studios have started talking again, the ice broken after the Directors Guild reached a deal first.

The big issue remains how much directors, actors, and writers earn in royalties when their work is downloaded from the Internet.

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The writers' strike has meant only 11 episodes of Grey's Anatomy in its fourth season - one that was supposed to mark the show's return to glory.

So the pressure to settle is huge, the writer's strike already costing Hollywood more than a billion dollars.

Continue reading this strike update ...

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I read this on TV Guides web site from Michael Ausiello:
Justin Chambers weighs in on a possible Alex-Izzie reunion on Grey's Anatomy, while his costar Sara Ramirez hints that there still may be hope for Callie and George.


hey guys i found this from ausiello on a greys website.. bad news for you merder fans…. AUSIELLO: Grey's finally gives Cristina a storyline. Grey's Anatomy may have run out of original episodes last Thursday but luckily the spoilers don't end there. No siree. According to my Grey's mole, the next episode, which was in the process of being written when the strike began, will thrust Cristina into 2 major storylines. One of them I already told you about a romance between her and Joshua Jackson's doctor character. The other I didn't and that's because I just found out myself. I'm hearing that Dr. Yang will be the one to help Meredith get over her split with Derek. A breakup that, my mole insists, will stick for awhile, at least until the conclusion of the Derek/Rose arc.


I think the picture is extremely appropriate. Meredith and Derek remind me of the writers and the producers. We really want them to get together and be happy and solve all their problems, but the producers (Meredith) either can't or simply won't give the writers (Derek) what they want and need. However, us viewers are rooting strongly for both sides to come together and give us many happy hours of excellently scripted television.
Constance G.
Sorry if anyone has said this before, I havent read the comments of any of the other articles on this issue.


i really really really hope that too, and it's obvious that they are now the closest to an agreement. i'm afraid if they don't agree now, in the following days or weeks maximum, the season is definatelly lost (it hurts to even say it!)


I am SOOOOO keeping my fingers crossed that they will come to an agreement SOON! I read somewhere yesterday that they were close to an agreement! I hope so and that means that we will get some more NEW episodes of GA if it does end soon! Lets hope so!


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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.