Strike hits top US shows
The first writers strike in Hollywood for years has seen production stop on some of the most popular American TV shows, it has emerged. Action heroes such as Jack Bauer from the show 24 and the stars of comedy drama Desperate Housewives could be off British TV screens as the Writers’ Guild Association (WGA) battles it out with studios for a greater share of DVD sales.
Some of America’s most high-profile actors, including Eva Longoria and Robin Williams, have come out in support of the striking writers and even joined them on the picket lines in Hollywood.
“I have a whole crew that will have a terrible holiday season because there’s no resolution,” said Longoria. “I care about people losing their homes, I care about my hair and makeup artists who can’t make ends meet,” she added.
Longoria was married to her basketball star boyfriend Tony Parker earlier this year and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives.