Friday, February 15, 2008

theRecap: 24 co-creator quits, Bell thanked for not choosing "Lost"

I'll be trying a few things out here at Collegiate on TV, including launching a weeks-end review of television news stories that were, called theRecap. From show news to the television business, there's nothing that can't be remembered. So without any further ado, I present the inaugural edition of theRecap.

- The WGA members voted to end the strike, allowing television show runners to return back to work on Monday and writers on Wednesday. However, it is too late for some shows to return this season. Check here and here to see if your shows will be back in time for May sweeps.

- Joel Surnow, co-creator of 24 and a self-declared "right wing nut job" has left the real-time thriller to find other projects, perhaps in cable. In other 24 news, FOX is going ahead and having the rest of season seven filmed, with all 24 episodes to air probably in January, 2009.

- Lost will film 5 more episodes for the season. But instead of finishing airing the 8 episodes they have finished now, ABC will only show 7, and then come back for May with 6 episodes total. Make sense? The show will also air at 10 p.m., right after Grey's Anatomy when it returns from it's hiatus. Also, Rebecca Mader thanks Kristin Bell for not working on Lost.

- The Oscars will go forward as originally planned. Translation? People will still find it boring, pretentious and utterly worthless. (But I made some predictions that better come true!)

The rest of the rest:
- Being a Deal or No Deal model is tough business!
- Showrunner from My Name is Earl worked at a fast food joint during the strike.
- Carson Daly's staff gets cut down.
- Donald Trump's talk show is delayed again.

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