Report: Writers' Strike to End Shortly, Gossip Girl to Return in April with Nine New Episodes

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With the expected end to the three-month-old writers' strike any day now, the networks are planning to salvage what's left of the TV season.

TV Guide has a tentative schedule of what you can expect from Gossip Girl and many other hit shows, although the plans are subject to change.

Just the same, it looks like we may get as many as nine new Gossip Girl episodes this season, airing in April, May and June!

All Over Each Other

Dan and Serena celebrate the end of the WGA strike.

Follow the jump for TV Guide's full list of shows and what we can expect in terms of return dates and new episodes. While this is not final yet, it looks like the chance for a bunch of new Gossip Girl episodes is good ...


24
Expected to return this fall or January '09.

30 Rock
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

Back to You
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD*.

Bionic Woman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Big Love
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in March. Airdate info is TBD.

Bones
Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.

Brothers & Sisters
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Chuck
No new episodes until fall.

Criminal Minds
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI: Miami
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI: NY
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money
No new episodes planned until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

ER
TBD.

Everybody Hates Chris
Twelve pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Friday Night Lights
No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.

Gossip Girl
Expected to shoot up to 9 new episodes to air in April/May/June.

Grey's Anatomy
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May

Heroes
TBD.

House
Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

How I Met Your Mother
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Jericho
Seven episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Las Vegas
Three pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Law & Order: SVU
TBD.

Life
No new episodes expected until fall.

Life Is Wild
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Lost
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Six additional episodes could air this season.

Medium
Six pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Men in Trees
Eleven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Moonlight
No new episodes expected until fall.

My Name Is Earl
Expected to shoot 8 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

NCIS
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

The New Adventures of Old Christine
Seven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Numbers
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

October Road
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

The Office
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

One Tree Hill
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Prison Break
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Private Practice
TBD.

Pushing Daisies
No new episodes until fall.

Reaper
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Samantha Who?
Three remaining pre-strike episodes could be held until fall (see Dirty Sexy Money).

Scrubs
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Smallville
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Supernatural
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Ugly Betty
Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

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    Yay! Gossip Girl is returning! I'm so excited to see everyone back! I don't get why the writers even had the strike? Lol, I can't wait to moon over Nate again! Blake is my favorite actress ever, G-Girl is ah-mayzing!

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    omg i am sooo fuggin glad gossip girl is returning...but why so far away?
    oh well atleast it's comin back so when will we find out when the esact date of the new episode is i cant wait to see it im so glad that strike is over...i love gossip girl i never missed an episode and am plannin on never missing 1 still so sum1 tell me when the exact date is plzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ohhh and plz keep dan and serena together they arre so cute i luv them so much they should date in real life they are so perfect i eman she's so pretty and he's so fuggin sexi lol oh blair and nate should get back together to!

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    aaaaaa..y..sso..longg...
    aa.cant.wait.realy..hahah..nwaizz..
    hp.da.new.episodzz.willb..
    rawking!~!~!~!`
    aaaaaaa.n..plzzz.
    let..nate.n..blair.get..bck.
    2getehr..luvv.dem!!~!~!mua,,,

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    OMG! Thank God the writers' strike is over!!!
    But why are they expected to return with new episodes in
    april?? That's so far? Does it take so long to shoot the new
    episodes? Anyway, i'm so happy it will return!!!Yeeeeeeyy!!

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    YAAAAAYYYY!!!! Gossip Girl is returning to finish out the first season. I can't wait to see the NEW episodes.