Summary of “8 TV Shows That Were Creatively Altered by a Writers Strike”

Thirty years ago, the longest strike in the history of the Writers Guild of America began, and lasted a full 155 days, affecting everything from MacGyver to Tim Burton’s Batman.
Writers strikes have a major impact on TV and film production.
Depending on the strike’s length, dozens of film and TV projects can be suspended, delayed, or even canceled, and rebounding when a strike is over isn’t exactly easy, either.
Numerous TV series have had to return from strike to a kind of creative reboot, from rewriting single episodes to devising entirely new finales.
BREAKING BAD An enduring legend about Breaking Bad sprung up around the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION The 1988 Writers Guild of America strike was the longest in the organization’s history, and its long run cut into the production of a number of series, among them the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The writers strike offered Kring and company a chance to rethink and restructure.
Initial enthusiasm for the series led to a full season order in October 2007, just weeks before a writers strike was declared.

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