Sci-Fi Fodder

How Many Episodes Left?

With the Writer's Guild strike in full force, most everyone that I have talked to expects reruns to start soon. However, the question of exactly how soon was a little more difficult. Luckily, both Michael Ausiello (of TVGuide) and the LA Times have already done the heavy lifting and posted "Strike Charts" listing the number of episodes each of our favorite shows have already been produced.

I have posted the relevant data for the Sci-Fi genre shows from the list. But, remember, as Ausiello said "...Keep in mind: The information below is subject to change, particularly if both sides get back to the bargaining table and resolve this frakkin' thing!"

Ahh..we can hope. Here is the list:

Show # of Episodes Produced # Aired # Left
Bionic Woman 9 6 3
Chuck 13 7 6
Heroes 11 7 4
Supernatural 10-12 6 4-6
Reaper 10-12 7 3-5
Pushing Daisies 9 5 4
Smallville 15 7 8
Lost 8 0 8
Moonlight 11 7 4
Journeyman 12 7 5
Big Bang Theory 8 7 1
Eureka 0 (ouch!) 0 0
Stargate: Atlantis 0 0 0
Battlestar Galactica 10 0 10

Just to note, Battlestar Galactica also has the two-hour movie "Razor" due in a couple of weeks. The notes on Eureka were simply "will be affected", which can't be that good. On the other hand, the notes on Stargate: Atlantis were " scheduled", which is much better. I'll try to update this if more information becomes available.

A better list would be which of the above are going to go away if the strike is prolonged, as the spokesperson for the AMPTP believes. Yes, Nick Counter is the devil....

-- Posted by: Mike Shields at November 14, 2007 12:24 PM

I hear ya! That is a bit tougher list to compile, though. From what I hear, we may lose "Lost" entirely for this season if the strike continues. There are talks that they may push the episodes that they have back until winter 2008.

-- Posted by: Fred at November 15, 2007 4:55 PM