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Writers strike could be close to an end

Could be back to work as soon as Monday
February 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Good news for television fans: you may soon see some new episodes of your favorite shows. Striking Hollywood writers may soon be back on the job, possibly as soon as Monday.The L.A. Times is reporting that the two sides in this three-month long strike are working on putting the finishing touches on a deal to end this costly strike. The Writers Guild of America and the major studios are expected to finalize a three-year contract Friday.

The WGA is hoping the writers will be able to vote on the contract as soon as Saturday. If it is approved, they are then hoping they will be back on the job by Monday.

Production on most shows shut down in December and January after exhausting the supply of TV scripts. Officials say that comedies will be the first to resume production, possibly within a week or two. They say dramas probably won't be back into production until March.