It’s official. The Hollywood writers have gone on strike, and it’s bad news for viewers and TV stations already struggling to maintain ratings. It’s TV that’ll be hit first, and possibly the hardest. Expect reruns of The Late Show with David Letterman and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and if the strike isn’t resolved in a month, daytime soaps will recycle episodes too.
In fact, NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker had warned media last week that “A strike will happen at everyone’s peril.” Uhm, DVD marathon anyone?