LOTS of TV News 11/01/07

November 1, 2007 at 11:46 am (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , )

Heroes Origins has been tabled indefinably.   Some people (ie. Variety) are blaming it on the strike, whereas I’m going to blame it on this season being horrible television and it’s ratings dropping.

Women’s Murder Club had 3 more scripts ordered by ABC. Plus ABC has green light for more episodes to other freshman series Samantha Who?, Pushing Daisies and Private Practice.

The Writer’s Guild of America is meeting tonight to decide if they will or will not strike.  Negotiations have not yet lead to any resolution and so the WGA must plan their next move.  The WGA contract with the AMPTP expired last night at midnight.  Both sides have been releasing statements that slightly different.  Obviously both sides are seeing a different picture.

AMPTP:
“We’ve been working hard to come up with a package in response to your last proposal.  But we keep running up against the DVD issue. The companies believe that movement is possible on other issues, but they cannot make any movement when confronted with your continuing efforts to increase the DVD formula, including the formula for electronic sell-through. The magnitude of that proposal alone is blocking us from making any further progress. We cannot move further as long as that issue remains on the table. In short, the DVD issue is a complete roadblock to any further progress.”

WGA:
“Today, just hours before the expiration of our contract, the AMPTP brought negotiations to a halt. The Companies refused to continue to bargain unless we agree that the hated DVD formula be extended to Internet downloads. This morning we presented the AMPTP with a comprehensive package of proposals that included movement on DVDs, new media, and jurisdictional issues. We also took nine proposals off the table. The Companies returned six hours later and said they would not respond to our package until we capitulated to their Internet demand.”

The stupid TV news for the day is Dog the Bounty Hunter.  He stuck his foot in his mouth and said a racial slur.  Now seriously folks, can we expect anything less from this man???  Either way it’s not right he did it, I’m glad he apologized and I’m glad A&E put his show on hold.  No need to encourage this behavior in other people.  He made a good Southpark episode, now cancel it A&E.  You can do better!!!

I hope you all had a good Halloween.  We were at a party and hung out with friends.   It was fun to see the kids all dressed up.  (since we live in a town home we don’t get trick or treaters)

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