Major Network Spring Season Post Strike Plans

As we mentioned on this weeks episode of the podcast here is a list of what Major Network TV Stations are planning on doing the remainder of the season with their top shows. If one of your favorite shows is missing from the list shoot us an E-mail and we'll make sure to update you on the status.

This list has only approximations of how many episodes they will make and when they will actually return. How long it takes each show to be produced from script to finished product varies based upon what type of show it is, how / where it is shot and if they had any scripts already completed pre-strike. Our guess is that the networks are still going to shoot to have the new shows on air right about the time of Sweeps period, so in that regard the strike has not really changed much. ALSO there are rumors abound that the TV networks are going to extend their seasons until June, which would give some of these shows a little more time to get back into the swing of things. Hope you enjoy the list!

 

 

ABC’s Post Strike Plans

  • Boston Legal
    • Only has one pre-strike episode which remains. They are expected to shoot 8 additional episodes to air in April/May.
  • Brothers & Sisters
    • Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to air in April/May.
  • Desperate Housewives
    • Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to air in April/May.
  • Grey's Anatomy
    • Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air in April/May
  • Lost
    • Five pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air in April/May. WOO HOO! I needs me some Lost!
  • Men in Trees
    • Eleven pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs Feb. 27.
  • October Road
    • Four pre-strike episodes remain.
  • Samantha Who?
    • Three pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot an additional 3 episodes to air this spring, likely after Dancing with the Stars.
  • Ugly Betty
    • Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air in April/May

 

CBS’s Post Strike Plans

  • The Big Bang Theory
    • Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.
  • Cold Case
    • Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on March 30.
  • Criminal Minds
    • Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.
  • CSI
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.
  • CSI: Miami
    • Expected to shoot 8 new episodes to begin airing on March 24.
  • CSI: NY
    • Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.
  • Ghost Whisperer
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 4.
  • How I Met Your Mother
    • Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.
  • Jericho
    • Seven episodes remain.
  • Moonlight
    • Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to begin airing on April 11.
  • NCIS
    • Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 8.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
    • Seven pre-strike episodes remain
  • Numbers
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 4.
  • Rules of Engagement
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 14.
  • Shark
    • Expected to shoot 4 new episodes. Airdate TBD.
  • Two and a Half Men
    • Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.
  • Without a Trace
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

 

NBC’s Post Strike Plans

  • 30 Rock
    • Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.
  • ER
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.
  • Law & Order
    • Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 23.
  • Law & Order: CI
    • Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring.
  • Law & Order: SVU
    • Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 15.
  • Medium
    • Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 7 additional episodes for this season.
  • My Name Is Earl
    • Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.
  • The Office
    • Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10. It's about time I was running out of paper.
  • Saturday Night Live
    • Returns Feb. 23 with Tina Fey as host.
  • Scrubs
    • Five pre-strike episodes remain and will begin airing on April 10. Up to four additional episodes may be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC rumor has it that they might go straight to DVD.

 

Fox’s Post Strike Plans

  • Back to You
    • Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot up to 8 additional episodes.
  • Bones
    • Four pre-strike episodes are scheduled to begin airing April 14. Expected to shoot 2 to 6 additional episodes
  • House
    • Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to air in April/May.
  • Prison Break
    • One pre-strike episode remains.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    • Four pre-strike episodes remain.

 

The CW’s Post Strike Plans

  • Aliens in America
    • Eight pre-strike episodes remain and will air March 2 to March 23 and April 27 to May 18.
  • Everybody Hates Chris
    • Twelve pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs on March 2
  • The Game
    • Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 9 additional episodes.
  • Gossip Girl
    • Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 21.
  • One Tree Hill
    • Five pre-strike episodes remain, the last of which airs on March 18. Expected to shoot 6 additional to begin airing on April 14.
  • Reaper
    • Three pre-strike episodes remain, the last of which airs on March 27. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 22.
  • Smallville
    • Three remaining pre-strike episodes will air March 13, 20 and 27. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 17.
  • Supernatural
    • Final pre-strike episode airs Feb. 21. Expected to shoot 4 additional episodes to begin airing on April 24.

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