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UPDATED HOURLY! After the Strike: When Your Favorites Will Return!

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Heroes by Mitchell Haaset/NBC Photo, Pushing Daisies by Ron Tom/ABC, Lost by Art Streiber/ABC
At long last, a strike chart you can get excited about!

With an end to the three-month-old WGA strike imminent (yay!), the networks have quietly begun outlining plans to salvage what's left of the current TV season. At the same time, I've been quietly picking at my moles to get a preview of those plans — the results of which appear in chart form below.

Keep in mind that the following information remains extremely tentative and is subject to change (and probably will). In other words, I strongly suggest you refresh your browser at least once an hour to ensure that you're getting the most up-to-date scoop possible.

24

Expected to return this fall or January '09.

30 Rock

Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

Back to You

Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD*.

Bionic Woman

No new episodes expected. Ever.

The Big Bang Theory

Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Big Love

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

Big Shots

No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bones

Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.

Boston Legal

Expected to shoot 4 or 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Brothers & Sisters

Expected to shoot 4 or 5 new episodes to air in April/May.

Burn Notice

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

Chuck

No new episodes until fall.

The Closer

Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Criminal Minds

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI: Miami

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI: NY

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Desperate Housewives

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money

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

ER

TBD.

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.

Ghost Whisperer

TBD.

Gossip Girl

Expected to shoot up to 9 new episodes to air in April/May/June.

Greek

Kicks off second half of Season 1 on March 24. Still awaiting Season 2 pickup.

Grey's Anatomy

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May

Heroes

TBD.

House

Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

How I Met Your Mother

Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Jericho

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

Las Vegas

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

Law & Order: SVU

TBD.

Life

No new episodes expected until fall.

Life Is Wild

No new episodes expected. Ever.

Lost

Six pre-strike episodes remain. Six additional episodes could air this season.

Medium

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

Men in Trees

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

Moonlight

No new episodes expected until fall.

My Name Is Earl

Expected to shoot 8 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

NCIS

Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

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 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

October Road

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

The Office

Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

One Tree Hill

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

Prison Break

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

Private Practice

Slim chance it could return with 4 or 5 new episodes this season. Either way, it'll be back in the fall.

Pushing Daisies

No new episodes until fall.

Reaper

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

Samantha Who?

Three remaining pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot an additional 4 to 8 episodes to air after the new season of Dancing with the Stars.

Saturday Night Live

Could be back on the air as early as Feb. 16.

Scrubs

Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Smallville

Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Supernatural

Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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

Two and a Half Men

Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Ugly Betty

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Without a Trace

Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Women's Murder Club

Shocking development: A deal to bring the show back this season is being hammered out as I write this. Stay tuned...

* TBD = To be determined


Posted by Michael Ausiello
Feb 7, 2008 6:17 PM
Thank you!
Posted by stellanyc
Feb 7, 2008 6:39 PM
Thank You!!!

Alot more than I expected to see. Now lets just hope everything goes smoothly over the next few days and the strike ends.
Posted by jamie_jca
Feb 7, 2008 6:48 PM
It's good to see that there will be some new TV this spring, although my 24 withdrawal is going to be raging by the time it actually reappears, and Lost, Bones and Heroes will be missed. To see that Chuck, Life, Pushing Daisies and Moonlight are expected back in the fall is good, but too many shows have the dreaded "future of the show TBD" behind them, like Reaper and--*sob*--Friday Night Lights.

Added to my Ben Silverman loathing for that show's uncertain future, and the treatment of Scrubs, is the way that he let Journeyman just unceremoniously slide away. I've drawn the conclusion that besides being egotistical, callous, and shallow, he's also too stupid to follow a show that requires thought. Hey, he can prove me wrong at any time by renewing FNL and Journeyman, and by letting us know that Medium and the Dubois family will be back.
Posted by monkey65
Feb 7, 2008 6:50 PM
how about aliens in america & nip/tuck?
& thanks for the chart michael!
Posted by backjauer24
Feb 7, 2008 6:59 PM
Thanks so much for the chart Michael! Wish there was better news about the fate of FNL.
Posted by 24girl
Feb 7, 2008 7:05 PM
5 to 10 new episodes of 30 Rock!!!!! Now I'm freaking excited. Let's get this strike officially over with!

I just wish Chuck and Pushing Daisies were going to put out a few new episodes. :(
Posted by killerhook321
Feb 7, 2008 7:12 PM
They canceled Life is Wild????:(
Posted by Soapfan79
Feb 7, 2008 7:15 PM
I would rather no new episodes of my shows. But I am weird like that.
Posted by Emily
Feb 7, 2008 7:16 PM
They canceled Life is Wild????

Yes, it was reported that the CW wouldn't order more episodes after the initial 13-episode order.

Thanks Michael for this. I put a link to it into my blog. Hope it's alright with you.

Greets
Lambsilencer
Posted by Lambsilencer
Feb 7, 2008 7:21 PM
No!!! I can't wait 8 months to see new Chuck! I can't, and I refuse to try!
Posted by philly
Feb 7, 2008 7:24 PM
Excellent info! But how come the three shows in your image are all TBD? It feels like false advertising.
Posted by tv(mike)
Feb 7, 2008 7:29 PM
Oh this is wicked. This is definitely one chart that's rather positive instead of depressing. Any idea about new eps for CBS's Shark?
Posted by MadRightEye
Feb 7, 2008 7:30 PM
Why is the future of Supernatural TBD? Eric Kripke said that they'd do 3, maybe 4 more episodes if the strike ends soon.
Posted by bluegrumpy
Feb 7, 2008 7:33 PM
What about Shark...BSG...etc. I am on the fence about my fav shows just phoning in a few episodes. On one hand I like the idea, but on the other hand, so many shows have been off for so long I am just ready for the season to be called and wait til the fall for new episodes of them all.
Posted by Vader72
Feb 7, 2008 7:37 PM
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