Variety and the New York Times report that David Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, has struck a deal with the Writers Guild, so that he and his protege Craig Ferguson can go back on the air next week with their full complement of comedy writers. Meanwhile, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and all the others will have to make do without scripts or cue cards of any substance.
It’s funny. My wife and I don’t get cable, and we almost never watch TV, but for six months this year we were living between apartments in my uncle’s basement suite, and he gets cable, so my wife watched a lot of prime-time TV while I watched the talk shows to get a sense of what the hot topics of the day were, how certain films were being promoted, and so on.
And then we moved to our new apartment … at almost the exact same time that the writers‘ strike began. So all the talk shows have been in re-runs while we’ve been settling into our new home, and it doesn’t feel like I’ve “missed” anything in all this time.
But I guess that will change, now. Ah well, back to life as it was.