As always, I am following along with what is going on with the strike. Here are some of the latest developments in Hollywood.
— NBC’s “The Office” officially shut down production Wednesday after its star Steve Carell and several other cast members refused to cross the picket line Monday and Tuesday, effectively bringing filming of the hit comedy to a halt. Several “Office” writers, including showrunner Greg Daniels, posted a video shot on the picket line on YouTube.
— With the exception of “Scrubs,” which is slated to film for awhile, all comedy series still in production are slated to wrap shooting their available scripts by early next week, followed by dramas, which will go on hiatus by the end of the month, laying off thousands of crew members.
— Production on the second season of Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” originally scheduled to begin at the end of November, has been put on hold.