The strike has begun Posted November 5, 2007

The writers strike, organized by the Writers Guild of America, has officially begun. Picket lines will be set up today outside all the major studios, including the CBS and Warner Bros lots - where The Big Bang Theory is produced.

Topical talk shows such as The Tonight Show and The Daily Show are likely to go to repeats from today. A prolonged strike could affect new sitcoms and dramas, like the The Big Bang Theory, which have fewer episodes to fall back on if the current stock run out.

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