Writers' Strike Impedes 'Desperate Housewives' Production
Writers' Strike Impedes 'Desperate Housewives' Production
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Desperate Housewives is now one of the latest casualties of the controversial writers' strike.  Marc Cherry, creator of the ABC dramedy, admits that he and his writing team have honored their fellow Writers Guild of America members and come out on strike.  Unfortunately for fans, this could signify an early end to the current season of the show.

Frustrated supporters of the show will just have to wait to see how an upcoming episode with a massive cliffhanger turns out as the program’s writing team has only accomplished work on nine episodes, which means that they’ll be running out in the next month.

According to producer Alexandra Cunningham, production of Desperate Housewives is expected to stop this week.

“It’s unfortunate.  We want to get back to work,” Cunningham said.

While many consider this as an adverse occurrence, Cherry has already given his blessing to picket as long as the writers were respectful to the actors.

In addition to Cherry, cast member Eva Longoria, who plays Gabrielle, has also expressed her support for the protesters. In fact, she has already handed out pizzas to the writers on strike.

“We are done, and we’ll be on the lines supporting you,” she told them.

“I have a whole crew that will have a terrible holiday season because there’s no resolution,” she said.  “I care about people losing their homes, I care about my hair and makeup artists who can’t make ends meet.”

Aside from Desperate Housewives, other programs that will hold back on production include Back To You, which stars Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton, The New Adventures of Old Christine, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rules of Engagement, which includes David Spade and Patrick Warburton, and The Big Bang Theory, which features Johnny Galecki.

Meanwhile, fans can savor the remaining episodes of Desperate Housewives every Sunday at 9/8c on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Associated Press
(Image courtesy of ABC)