With the uncertainty of how long the current writers’ strike could endure also comes the corresponding concern regarding the fate of many shows presently on the air. Understandably, there is much anxiety for fledgling programs that stand to have their maiden seasons prematurely cut short because of the standoff between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. However, it isn’t only the freshman shows that find themselves in imminent jeopardy. Even heavyweights such as Grey’s Anatomy are likely to feel the pinch of the ongoing boycott, which many in the industry suspect, could go on all the way through to the holidays. |
Patrick Dempsey, who stars as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, has voiced his fears for the show and its personnel, in the event that the writers’ walkout drags on.
"The problem is that we're not that far ahead, script wise,” Dempsey has admitted. “I think we'll have enough shows that take us through Christmas, and, after that, we'll see if that's the season or not. I think there's a real chance of that happening. It's going to be very bad for television, certainly. The season will be wiped out.”
"My concern is not so much for myself really, because I'll be alright, but I think how long this strike lasts is going to affect a lot of people that are living paycheck to paycheck - they are going to be damaged profoundly by this, and I think that's a real tragedy,” the Grey’s Anatomy star has stated. "I think a lot of people and a lot of families are going to be in a difficult place in their lives; hopefully we can come to some sort of understanding and resolve this soon enough that it doesn't affect those people."
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