Michael Ausiello from TVGuide.com is reporting that the first sign of the impact from a WGA strike is already being felt by networks.
NBC is preparing for an early season finale of its big SF show “Heroes” citing the strike called for this Monday by the 12000 members of the Guild as the main culprit behind their decision to air the finale earlier than planned.
Michael’s sources confirm that the cast and crew have been called back to shoot an alternate ending for the show to air December 3. If the Feds can bring parties back together before 12:01 AM Monday, then this alternate episode will be scrapped and the network’s original season finale can be kept on the regular schedule.
We reported earlier in the week that the mid-season filler, “Heroes: Origins” has been put on indefinite hold due to the strike, but that too would be back on the boards if the strike can be averted.
As much as I would like to see this strike issue resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, I hold out little hope of any last minute salvation. The two parties involved are so far apart on the DVD payment issue that I don’t see any timely solution occuring and expect to see the pickets go up in less than two days.