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[02/12/08 - 01:37 PM]
Networks Plot Post-Strike Plans: 36 (And Counting) to Resume Production
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the strike on track to be lifted tomorrow, the broadcast networks are hard at work reconciling their plans for the rest of the 2007-08 season and beyond.

While exact details are still several days away, the consensus seems to be tentpole shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "The Office" will be back on the air in late March or early April. The rest - mostly first-year offerings and returning shows on the bubble - then will sit on the shelf but remain under consideration for next season.

Here's a breakdown of each network's plans, all of which obviously are subject to change. As always, keep an eye on our strike guide for the latest information.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This page will not be updated after this week. Episode counts reflect the number of installments remaining going into the evening of Tuesday, February 12.]

ABC

ACCORDING TO JIM - Will resume production on 6 episodes; still has 6 episodes yet to air

BIG SHOTS - Won't resume production; presumed dead

BOSTON LEGAL - Will resume production on 6 episodes; still has 2 episodes yet to air

BROTHERS & SISTERS - Will resume production on 4 episodes; still has 1 episode yet to air

CARPOOLERS - Already completed production; presumed dead; still has 4 episodes yet to air

CASHMERE MAFIA - Not expected to resume production this season; still has 2 episodes yet to air

CAVEMEN - Won't resume production; presumed dead; still has 7 episodes yet to air

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - Will resume production on 7 episodes

DIRTY SEXY MONEY - Won't resume production this season; still has 3 episodes yet to air; renewed for second season

ELI STONE - Already completed production; still has 11 episodes yet to air

GREY'S ANATOMY - Will resume production on 5 episodes

JUST FOR LAUGHS - Already completed production; still has 9 episodes yet to air

LOST - Will resume production on 5 episodes; still has 6 episodes yet to air

MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION - Won't resume production; presumed dead; still has 2 episodes yet to air

MEN IN TREES - Not expected to resume production this season; still has 11 episodes yet to air

MISS/GUIDED - Already completed production; still has 7 episodes yet to air

NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY - Not expected to resume production this season; still has episodes yet to air

OCTOBER ROAD - Already completed production; still has 4 episodes yet to air

PRIVATE PRACTICE - Won't resume production this season; renewed for second season

PUSHING DAISIES - Won't resume production this season; renewed for second season

SAMANTHA WHO? - Will resume production on 3 episodes; still has 3 episodes yet to air; renewed for second season

UGLY BETTY - Will resume production on 5 episodes

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB - Will resume production on 3 episodes

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE - Will resume production on 9 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup on April 7

CANE - Won't resume production this season

COLD CASE - Will resume production on 5 episodes; still has 1 episode yet to air

CRIMINAL MINDS - Will resume production on 7 episodes

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - Will resume production on 6 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup March 20-March 27

CSI: MIAMI - Will resume production on 8 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup on April 7

CSI: NY - Will resume production on 7 episodes

GHOST WHISPERER - Will resume production on 6 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup March 21-March 28

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Will resume production on 9 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup on April 7

JERICHO - Already completed production; still has 7 episodes yet to air

MOONLIGHT - Will resume production on 4 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup March 21-March 28

NCIS - Will resume production on 7 episodes

NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE - Will resume production on 2 episodes; still has 6 episodes yet to air

NUMB3RS - Will resume production on 6 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup March 21-March 28

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - Will resume production on 6 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup on April 7

SHARK - Will resume production on 4 episodes

SWINGTOWN - May resume production; decision forthcoming

TWO AND A HALF MEN - Will resume production on 9 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup on April 7

UNIT, THE - Won't resume production this season

WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN - Won't resume production this season; still has 3 episodes yet to air

WITHOUT A TRACE - Will resume production on 6 episodes; NCAA Basketball Championship will pre-empt lineup March 20-March 27

The CW

ALIENS IN AMERICA - Won't resume production; still has 8 episodes yet to air

EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS - Completed production; still has 12 episodes yet to air

GAME, THE - Will resume production on 9 episodes

GIRLFRIENDS - Won't resume production however is in talks to produce a series finale/retrospective

GOSSIP GIRL - Will resume production on 5 episodes

LIFE IS WILD - Won't resume production; presumed dead

ONE TREE HILL - Will resume production on 7 episodes; still has 5 episodes yet to air

REAPER - Will resume production on 5 episodes; still has 3 episodes yet to air

SMALLVILLE - Will resume production on 5 episodes; still has 4 episodes yet to air

SUPERNATURAL - Will resume production on 4 episodes; still has 2 episodes yet to air

FOX

24 - Will resume production for 2008-09 season

AMERICAN DAD - Will resume production; already works well ahead of air schedule

BACK TO YOU - Will resume production on 8 episodes; still has 3 episodes yet to air

BONES - Will resume production on 2 episodes; still has 4 episodes yet to air

CANTERBURY'S LAW - Won't resume production; still has 6 episodes yet to air

FAMILY GUY - Will resume production; already works well ahead of air schedule

HOUSE - Will resume production on 4 episodes

KING OF THE HILL - Will resume production; already works well ahead of air schedule

K-VILLE - Won't resume production; presumed dead; still has 1 episode yet to air

NEW AMSTERDAM - Already completed production; still has 8 episodes yet to air

PRISON BREAK - Won't resume production this season; still has 1 episode yet to air

RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES, THE - Already completed production; still has 7 episodes yet to air

SIMPSONS, THE - Will resume production; already works well ahead of air schedule

TERMINATOR: SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, THE - Won't resume production this season; still has 4 episodes yet to air

'TIL DEATH - Will resume production on 7 episodes; still has 4 episodes yet to air

UNHITCHED - Already completed production; still has 6 episodes yet to air

NBC

30 ROCK - Will resume production on 5 episodes

BIONIC WOMAN - Won't resume production; presumed dead

CHUCK - Won't resume production this season; renewed for second season

ER - Will resume production; no episode number given

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Won't resume production this season

HEROES - Won't resume production this season; renewed for second season

JOURNEYMAN - Won't resume production; presumed dead

LAS VEGAS - Won't resume production this season; still has 2 episodes yet to air

LAW & ORDER - Will resume production; no episode number given; still has 7 episodes yet to air

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT - Will resume production on 5 episodes

LIFE - Won't resume production this season; renewed for second season

LIPSTICK JUNGLE - Not expected to resume production this season; still has 6 episodes yet to air

MEDIUM - Will resume production on 6 episodes; still has 6 episodes yet to air

MY NAME IS EARL - Will resume production on 9 episodes

OFFICE, THE - Will resume production on 7 episodes

QUARTERLIFE - Already completed production; still has 6 episodes yet to air

SCRUBS - May resume production; decision forthcoming; still has 5 episodes yet to air





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· 24 (FOX)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· ALIENS IN AMERICA (CW)
· AMERICAN DAD (TBS)
· BACK TO YOU (FOX)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BIG SHOTS (ABC)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· BONES (FOX)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· CANE (CBS)
· CANTERBURY'S LAW (FOX)
· CARPOOLERS (ABC)
· CASHMERE MAFIA (ABC)
· CAVEMEN (ABC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· ELI STONE (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· GAME, THE (BET)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· GIRLFRIENDS (CW)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· JOURNEYMAN (NBC)
· JUST FOR LAUGHS (ABC)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· K-VILLE (FOX)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LIFE (NBC)
· LIFE IS WILD (CW)
· LIPSTICK JUNGLE (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION (ABC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MEN IN TREES (ABC)
· MISS/GUIDED (ABC)
· MOONLIGHT (CBS)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· NEW AMSTERDAM (FOX)
· NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY (ABC)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· OCTOBER ROAD (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
· QUARTERLIFE (NBC)
· REAPER (CW)
· RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES, THE (FOX)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· SWINGTOWN (CBS)
· TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (FOX)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· UNHITCHED (FOX)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)
· WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (ABC)





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