Hit shows return to television

By Diana Trasatti
April 17, 2008


The moment loyal television viewers have been waiting for months has finally arrived — the end of the writers strike.

Networks that carry favorites such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives” have either just begun recently airing new episodes or they will be airing them in the near future. This is to the delight of millions of fans, especially since some shows have not had new episodes since January.

“It was a shame that the shows were going on hiatus, but at the same time I understood why it happened. I wasn’t happy about it, though. Those writers give me something to look forward to week after week, and I feel they should be acknowledged,” Kristin Willis, sophomore early childhood and elementary education major, said.

The strike officially began on November 5, according to CNN.com. Many sitcoms had already produced enough episodes to keep the shows going without repetition until mid-January.

This month is when many crowd pleasers pick up right where they left off. “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ugly Betty” and “Lost’s” newest episodes begin April 24 while Desperate Housewives started up again April 13.

“I’m excited because Grey’s Anatomy was my favorite television show. I’m also really excited about Lost. These shows are so addicting. After that final episode, I was dying to know what was going to happen next,” Bridget Cantwell, sophomore pre-nursing major, said.

Not only were television shows put on hold due to the writers’ strike but also award shows. Instead of a long, lavish ceremony featuring designer gowns and countless celebrities, the Golden Globes winners were instead announced through a news conference. Many were holding their breath to see if the Oscars met the same fate.

The Oscars managed to go on and private negotiations began, but in the end, the fate of the most prized television is what’s on many people’s mind the most.

“I’ve been waiting the past three months to find out what’s going on with Derek and Meredith,” Willis said.

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