Jim Avila of ABC World News Webcast interviews Dade Hayes of Variety about the on-going writers strike in Hollywood:
So what does this tell viewers at this point about what they are going to see on television from now until possibly next Fall. Are we going to see any of those really good programs that are well written or are we going to be in the wasteland of reality TV?
Dade Hayes: Well, it's going to be reality heavy. They've predicted that since last fall when the strike was really taking shape. Shows like American Gladiator and American Idol are already happening now. The question is how much will they be scraping for reality concept as the Spring wears on. We don't really know that.
I mean it's a case where every viewer can cast their vote. If you're not interested in reality replacing your favorite scripted show, you can simply tune out or go to cable or go to the internet. It's basically that simple. The question now is whether the ratings on reality will be high enough to keep the engines running at the network.
Link [ABC World News Webcast, Flash video]
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