History Main / TVStrikes

8th Apr '17 10:39:56 AM nombretomado
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** For UK viewers, this resulted in a) sudden gaps of a couple of weeks to avoid catching up on the first and third (''Series/CSIMiami'' airs after the other two) and b) the situation where UK viewers ended up mere days behind their US counterparts, resulting in PreviewTapesNotAvailable being stated because the actual episodes ''had yet to even air'' when the ''RadioTimes'' went to press.

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** For UK viewers, this resulted in a) sudden gaps of a couple of weeks to avoid catching up on the first and third (''Series/CSIMiami'' airs after the other two) and b) the situation where UK viewers ended up mere days behind their US counterparts, resulting in PreviewTapesNotAvailable being stated because the actual episodes ''had yet to even air'' when the ''RadioTimes'' ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' went to press.
30th Oct '16 10:22:22 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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A month later, the strike ended, all sides claiming victory. The bitterness would continue, though …

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A month later, the strike ended, all sides claiming victory. The bitterness would continue, though …
though...

'''1970 "Colour Strike"'''

Technicians at all Creator/{{ITV}} companies had a pay dispute with the management. In retaliation, they refused to use colour equipment and only recorded shows in monochrome, which meant ITV couldn't sell airtime to advertisers at the higher rates they requested for colour and couldn't make full use of the colour equipment they had just heavily invested into.

To create a monochrome image with the colour equipment, the technicians simply switched off the colour tubes on their cameras[[labelnote:†]]Colour cameras of the time used four tubes to relay the picture: three tubes for the chrominance signal which provided the colours and one tube for the luminance signal which produced a monochrome picture.[[/labelnote]] and switched off the color signal on their telecine machines (used for [[VideoInsideFilmOutside filmed location footage]]).

The strike lasted from 13 November 1970 to 8 February 1971 and affected such programs as ''Series/CoronationStreet'', ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', ''Series/TheGoldenShot'', ''Series/PleaseSir'', ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', ''Series/OnTheBuses'' and ''Series/{{Crossroads}}''.
18th Jun '16 12:17:42 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had its first season cut off after seven episodes, with no chance to rework the last one into season finale material. Though this ended up working out for the best, as BreakoutCharacter Jesse would have been killed had it gone a full season, and instead Vince Gilligan had time to rework his plans for the show after it became clear how popular he was.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had its first season cut off after seven episodes, with no chance to rework the last one into season finale material. Though this ended up working out for the best, as BreakoutCharacter Jesse [[BreakoutCharacter Jesse]] [[Creator/AaronPaul Pinkman]] would have been killed had it gone a full season, and instead Vince Gilligan had time to rework his plans for the show after it became clear how popular he was.
11th May '16 10:44:28 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ended abruptly without really ending the season; on the other hand, since it was used as a midseason replacement, the absence of competitors may have helped it gain an audience. It was renewed for another season.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' ended abruptly without really ending the season; on the other hand, since it was used as a midseason replacement, the absence of competitors may have helped it gain an audience. It was renewed for another season.
28th Apr '16 11:24:33 AM bwburke94
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** And aren't we all happy about that?



* ''OutOfJimmysHead'' was cancelled, but considering this was the first series to mark the NetworkDecay of CartoonNetwork, that may have been considered [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing a good thing...]]
* Speaking of CN, this was one of the contributing factors (others being going over-budget and a lawsuit) that led to the premature end of ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' as most of the writers were with the WGA. To add insult to injury 2007 was the year the show had premiered, pretty much dooming it right out the gate.

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* ''OutOfJimmysHead'' ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'' was cancelled, but considering this was the first series to mark the NetworkDecay of CartoonNetwork, Creator/CartoonNetwork, that may have been considered [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing a good thing...]]
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Speaking of CN, this was one of the contributing factors (others being going over-budget and a lawsuit) that led to the premature end of ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' shortly after it premiered, as most of the writers were with the WGA. To add insult to injury 2007 was the year the show had premiered, pretty much dooming it right out the gate. WGA.
4th Feb '16 1:32:36 PM Kartoonkid95
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It’s been rumored that the nasty, drunken clowns from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' (1941) who decide to “hit the big boss for a raise” are a TakeThat at the striking animators.

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It’s been rumored that the nasty, drunken clowns from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' (1941) (which was in production during the strike) who decide to “hit the big boss for a raise” are a TakeThat at the striking animators.
20th Nov '15 8:50:10 PM Jake
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' didn’t escape strike action. That season saw “Shada” ultimately cancelled after strike action prevented the second and third studio session from taking place, although in that case it was a tube strike, not an industry one. The completed portions were released on VHS in 1992, and eventually done as an audio drama for the Eighth Doctor in 2003.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' didn’t escape strike action. That season saw “Shada” ultimately cancelled after strike action prevented the second and third studio session from taking place, although in that case it was a tube strike, not an industry one. The completed portions were released on VHS in 1992, and eventually done as an audio drama for the Eighth Doctor in 2003. Scriptwriter Creator/DouglasAdams [[RecycledPremise reused the concepts he originally came up with for this serial]] for what eventually became ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency''.
18th Oct '15 6:11:38 PM nombretomado
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During the writers’ strike, the Screen Actors Guild went on strike as well. This one only lasted six weeks, and is notable for having been led by then-SAG President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, of all people -- which becomes HilariousInHindsight given Reagan's later fame as a champion of the free market and opponent of labor unions while [[ThePresidents President of the United States]].

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During the writers’ strike, the Screen Actors Guild went on strike as well. This one only lasted six weeks, and is notable for having been led by then-SAG President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, of all people -- which becomes HilariousInHindsight given Reagan's later fame as a champion of the free market and opponent of labor unions while [[ThePresidents [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents President of the United States]].
2nd Jul '15 5:10:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' carried on and bashed the strike in one episode, in which the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything World Canadian Bureau (WGA) encourages Canadians to strike for “more money”]]. Many animated programs, including ''South Park'', were written under a different union than the WGA.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' carried on and bashed the strike in one episode, in which the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything World Canadian Bureau (WGA) encourages Canadians to strike for “more money”]].money”]]. Many animated programs, including ''South Park'', were written under a different union than the WGA.



* The re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' was halted mid-season, and Earth, which was supposedly to be shown in the next-to-last episode, ended up appearing in the midseason finale.

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* The re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' was halted mid-season, and Earth, which was supposedly to be shown in the next-to-last episode, ended up appearing in the midseason finale.
9th Mar '15 1:20:42 PM carlhummus
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Because TV involves [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood unionized people]], and unionized people sometimes go on strike. When the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) goes on strike, this largely shuts down the Hollywood process, since writers are needed for script rewrites on-set and act-er, teamsters aren’t keen to cross picket lines (in fact, they have it in their contract that they’re immune to punishment should they honor any picket line). Strikes come as a result of bargaining falling apart with management, as represented by the UsefulNotes/{{AMPTP}}.

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Because TV involves [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood unionized people]], and unionized people sometimes go on strike. When the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) goes on strike, this largely shuts down the Hollywood process, since writers are needed for script rewrites on-set and act-er, teamsters aren’t keen to cross picket lines (in fact, they have it in their contract that they’re immune to punishment should they honor any picket line). Strikes come as a result of bargaining falling apart with management, as represented by the UsefulNotes/{{AMPTP}}.
UsefulNotes/{{AMPTP}}. As a result, a lot of shows hit by the strike may suffer through having a large batch of their [[WhatCouldHaveBeen unproduced scripts and stories slashed]].
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