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Known TV Season Return Dates

TV

24

Season 7 Wait Till Next Year, '24' Fans   The biggest casualty of the three-month writers' strike, which recently ended, is the Fox terrorism drama ‘24.’  The hour-long drama won't come back until January 2009.  The Fox network wants to air the next season, 24 episodes, consecutively.  Only the first eight episodes are in the can.  Fox said the late start seemed to be the best way to give viewers their wish that the episodes air without interruption..

30 Rock

Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Aliens in America

Eight pre-strike episodes remain.  No additional episodes expected for this season.

Army Wives

Season 2 debuts in June.

Back to You

Two pre-strike episodes remain.  Future TBD*.

Battlestar Galactica

Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March.  Airdate for those TBD.

The Big Bang Theory

Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.  The Big Bang Theory, will produce nine more episodes for this season, all in the next 12 weeks, which means his 200-person staff will be back at work by next week, sooner than most.

Big Love

Expected to go into production on Season 3 in the spring.  Airdate info is TBD.

Big Shots

No new episodes expected.  Ever.

Bionic Woman

No new episodes expected.  Ever.

Bones

Four pre-strike episodes are scheduled to begin airing April 14.  Expected to shoot 2 to 6 additional episodes. Airdate for those is TBD.

Boston Legal

One pre-strike episode remains.  Expected to shoot 8 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Brothers & Sisters

One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 4 additional episodes to air in April/May.  ABC has ordered four episodes of "Brothers & Sisters" to air this spring and six or seven more to get a head start on next season in case the Screen Actors Guild decides to strike this summer. 

Burn Notice

Production on Season 2 expected to get under way in late April.  New episodes could start airing as early as July.

Cane

No additional episodes expected this season.  Future beyond that TBD.

Chuck

No new episodes until fall.

The Closer

Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case

Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on March 30.

Criminal Minds

Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.

CSI

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

CSI: Miami

Expected to shoot 8 new episodes to begin airing on March 24.

CSI: NY

Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.

Desperate Housewives

Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money

No new episodes until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

ER

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Everybody Hates Chris

Twelve pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Friday Night Lights

No new episodes expected for this season.  Future TBD.

The Game

Four pre-strike episodes remain.  Expected to shoot 8 or 9 additional episodes to air in March/April/May.

Ghost Whisperer

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 4.

Girlfriends

No new episodes expected this season, although a special one-hour series finale is being discussed.

Gossip Girl

Expected to shoot 5 or 6 episodes to air in April/May.

Greek

Kicks off second half of Season 1 (which will now consist of 12 episodes, up from 8) on March 24.  Renewed for Season 2.

Grey's Anatomy

Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air in April/May

Heroes

No new episodes expected until fall.

House

Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to air in April/May.

How I Met Your Mother

Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.

Jericho

Seven episodes remain.  No additional episodes expected for this season.

Journeyman

No new episodes expected.  Ever.

Las Vegas

Two pre-strike episodes remain.  No additional episodes expected for this season.

Law & Order

Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 23.

Law & Order: CI

Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring.

Law & Order: SVU

Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 15.

Life

No new episodes until fall.

Life Is Wild

No new episodes expected.  Ever.

Lost

Five pre-strike episodes remain.  Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Medium

Six pre-strike episodes remain.  Expected to shoot 7 additional episodes for this season.

Men in Trees

Eleven pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs Feb. 27.  No additional episodes expected this season.

Moonlight

Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to begin airing on April 11.

My Name Is Earl

Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

NCIS

Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 8.

The New Adventures of Old Christine

Seven pre-strike episodes remain.  No additional episodes expected this season.

Nip/Tuck

Season 5 concludes Feb. 19.  Production on the show's eight-episode sixth season expected to start up this summer.  Airdate TBD.

Numbers

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 4.

October Road

Four pre-strike episodes remain.  Future beyond that TBD.

The Office

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

One Tree Hill

Five pre-strike episodes remain.  Expected to shoot 5 or 6 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Prison Break

Two pre-strike episodes remain.  Future beyond that TBD.

Private Practice

No new episodes expected until fall.

Pushing Daisies

No new episodes until fall.

Reaper

Three pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 or 6 additional episodes to air in April/May.

The Riches

Seven-episode second season kicks off March 18.

Rules of Engagement

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 14.

Samantha Who?

Three pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot an additional 3 episodes to air this spring, likely after Dancing with the Stars.

Saturday Night Live

Returns Feb. 23.

Scrubs

Five pre-strike episodes remain and will begin airing on April 10.  Up to four additional episodes may be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Shark

Expected to shoot 4 new episodes.  Airdate TBD.

The Shield

Final season already shot.  Airdate TBD.

Smallville

Three pre-strike episodes remain.  Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Supernatural

One pre-strike episode remain.  Expected to shoot 4 or 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Four pre-strike episodes remain.  Future beyond that TBD.

Two and a Half Men

Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.  Will produce nine more episodes for this season, all in the next 12 weeks, which means his 200-person staff will be back at work by next week, sooner than most.

Ugly Betty

Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

The Unit

No additional episodes expected this season.  Future beyond that TBD.

Without a Trace

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

Women's Murder Club

No new episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

* TBD = To be determined

  

Complete up to the minute announcement guide at:

http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Wga-Strike-Favorite/800032698

 

Renewed or NOT info:

 

No love for “Journeyman,” “Bionic Woman” or “Friday Night Lights.”  None are yet officially cancelled (NBC doesn’t announce its complete fall schedule until May), but the buzz is they’re all longshots for renewal.  We already know “Celebrity Apprentice” and “American Gladiators” are back next season.

 

NBC RENEWS DRAMA SERIES 'CHUCK, 'LIFE' AND 'HEROES' FOR 2008-09 SEASON

NBC has picked up its freshman drama series "Chuck" and "Life" -- as well as its hit "Heroes" -- for the 2008-09 season, it was announced today all three series will have major re-launch campaigns next year.

 

Series CBS Just Renewed For Next Season:

Big Bang Theory

Cold Case

Criminal Minds

CSI

CSI: Miami

CSI: New York

Ghost Whisperer

NCIS

Numb3rs

Two and A Half Men

Without A Trace

 

Series CBS Previously Renewed For Next Season:

The Amazing Race

Survivor

 

CBS Series neither Cancelled nor Renewed For Next Season:

Cane

How I Met Your Mother

Jericho

Moonlight

New Adventures of Old Christine

Rules of Engagement

Shark

The Unit

Welcome to the Captain

 

CBS announces its complete fall schedule in May.

 

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