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Final Airdates for Soaps during Strike!
Topic Started: Nov 7 2007, 11:33 AM (1,019 Views)
into_the_skyline
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Not exact dates, but here is the official list for how long every show on TV will last...

ABC - Will continue uninterrupted (confirmed by ABC)
CBS - Will go through February
NBC - Will go through January

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http://www.latimes.com/business/la-striket...=la-home-center

Forgive me if this has already been posted somewhere. I didn't see it in the strike thread. I think CBS would be insane to take their soaps off the air for any period of time. It would murder the PGP soaps and in general allow ABC to rebound. Those soap viewers will go somewhere and it you know Frons will pounce.

Hopefully they come to their senses and get some scaps. The only disappointing thing is that B&B is pure excellence right now, so I'd hate to see them screw it up. Then again, Bill Bell's Y&R survived the previous two strikes better than most.

I think this could be the end for DAYS if NBC cuts it off.
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dawn9476


The word out of the GH fan events over this past weekend was that ABC will use scrab writers.
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kserox10


Dang. ABC has that much! :D
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I seriously worry that if Days goes and the strike is still going on, it won't come back. Period.

:(
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jcar03
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well if NBC choses to cancel it ahead of the March 2009 end of contract date then yes.
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jcar03
Nov 7 2007, 01:23 PM
well if NBC choses to cancel it ahead of the March 2009 end of contract date then yes.

I think from what I have heard around the internet, NBC can choose to cancel it as early as March 2008. And Janurary is only a couple of months before that so it worries me.
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PhoenixRising05
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GET EM STEPH!!

Nothing new here. The only thing notable is ABC saying they will keep going, which shows preparation on their part.

I think CBS may do the same, although there is the issue of Brad Bell and LML on B&B and Y&R serving as producers and writers so maybe that is at issue there.

As for NBC, I think they will just pull Days, knowing it will kill any ratings gains, but that it will bring it back when the strike is over. They won't just not air it the rest of the length of the contract. That would be a waste. The contract is up in March 2009 but I believe March 2008 is perhaps when negotiations can begin with NBC to try to keep it there.
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Mason
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I'm very worried about DAYS, especially knowing that NBC couldn't care less if it survives the strike.
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daysfan
Nov 7 2007, 01:15 PM
I seriously worry that if Days goes and the strike is still going on, it won't come back. Period.

:(

That horrible thought occured to me as well.
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William Bell was EP of Y&R and Headwriter during the last strike. That was not an issue then so I don't think it will be this time. Y&R used scab writers then so I don't see that stopping CBS this time.

As far as Days if whatever they replace Days with during the strike performs better in the time slot then I would say Days is gone esp. if it is a talk show or game show which are far cheaper to produce and cost NBC a lot less money in the time slot NBC will not look at it as a loss but a gain. And it won't matter to them that Days has almost a whole year left on the contract.
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Its a completely different time now though. Networks care less and less. Just because they did something during the last strike doesn't mean they are going to continue that pattern this time around. It is a wait and see approach mostly. I have heard that CBS was talking about airing news or sports during the daytime if a prolonged strike happens.
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kserox10


Yup, DAYS is in danger if this strike last till Jan 08. It only has one more year and why pay the writers more to come back and end next year,
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Kenny
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Oh, if Days last airs in January without a "final" farewell episode, guess who's sending anthrax to Burbank Studios?
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Mason
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Screw anthrax! I have a feeling "someone" might be nuking those damn studios! ;)
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Ally
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The Royal Princess

Passions said it will continue airing according to the official website
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King
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I just heard the strike will be over before we know it.

Don't know how true it is.
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Kenny
Nov 7 2007, 06:00 PM
Oh, if Days last airs in January without a "final" farewell episode, guess who's sending anthrax to Burbank Studios?

:lol: oh, my!
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Anyone have word on "coastal Dreams"?!! :o
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King
Nov 7 2007, 07:21 PM
I just heard the strike will be over before we know it.

Don't know how true it is.

How would anyone know when the strike is going to be over without an article or something?
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King
Nov 7 2007, 06:21 PM
I just heard the strike will be over before we know it.

Don't know how true it is.

Where'd ya hear that from?
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