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Networks Finally Feeling the Pinch From the Writers’ Strike

Just kidding. It’s just their big May shindig isn’t as big this year.
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The broadcast network upfronts aren’t going to be as extravagant as years past.

From Variety:

What’s more, most of the five major broadcast networks — still reeling from the loss of revenue due to the strike — are dramatically scaling back the number of L.A. staffers they plan to send to Gotham next month. Some talent agencies have also cut back their upfront contingents, telling some younger agents they’ll have to stay home this year.

“It’s going to be slim pickings this year,” one TV biz insider said. “Everything is being cut back.”

We smell reality show! It’s The Apprentice meets Survivor and it’s written without paying writers! Cough.

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