EXCLUSIVE!! CHUCK & GOSSIP GIRL Creator on the Writers Strike - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

EXCLUSIVE!! CHUCK & GOSSIP GIRL Creator on the Writers Strike

November 5, 2007 by  

Josh SchwartzIf you’ve read any article about the impact of the WGA strike on television you have undoubtedly heard that the shows most likely to suffer are the freshman shows. Those shows which just premiered this season and are fighting to find and keep an audience.

So what’s it like for someone who has not one but two freshman shows on the air? This weekend Josh Schwartz, the creator of NBC’s CHUCK and The CW’s GOSSIP GIRL (two of my personal favorites of the new season) talked to me about the impact of the strike on his shows and what viewers can expect.

“It’s been a very weird, surreal sad time. Both shows are going great and everyone loves working on them, so to have to step away from the shows is very painful”, said Schwartz. “That said we stand in solidarity with our guild during this important time and while none of us want a strike, there is a sense that it is now or never for our guild over issues that will be important to generations of writers.”

As for how many new episode of CHUCK and GOSSIP GIRL we can expect to see, well that really depends on how long the writers strike continues. A week long strike will have little impact, but if the strike were to continue for months like it did back in the 80’s, well that’s a whole different story. Both CHUCK and GOSSIP girl currently have 12 completed scripts.

But Schwartz reminds us that it’s more crucial than ever to tune into all your favorite shows, especially the newbies.

As for what’s coming up on both of this shows, Schwartz said that “the next three episodes for CHUCK are the best we’ve
ever done and a larger overarching story will begin to appear, and answers to series questions will be answered, as well as Rachel Bilson’s appearance which will heat up and complicate the relationships between Chuck and Sarah. Don’t miss them.”

And what about those Upper East Siders? Schwartz says that “Gossip Girl has its most scandalous episode yet on Wednesday”.

As for what Josh Schwartz would like GMMR readers to know, “please keep watching both so that when the strike is over we can keep making the shows”

For more scoop on CHUCK and GOSSIP GIRL from Josh Schwartz check out E!’s The Vine as Kristin Dos Santos talked to the mad man himself. (Click here to watch)


11 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE!! CHUCK & GOSSIP GIRL Creator on the Writers Strike”

  1. EXCLUSIVE!! CHUCK & GOSSIP GIRL Creator on the Writers Strike — All This Nonsense on November 5th, 2007 1:18 pm

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  2. Your Next Disaster » Blog Archive » Give the people what they want! on November 5th, 2007 2:21 pm

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  3. Carly F on November 5th, 2007 3:11 pm

    Wow GMMR! Did you actually talk to Josh Schwartz? You know what is so cool about living today, in the information age? We regular people get much closer access to these creative, Hollywood minds (thanks to bloggers like you!!) I think that is, as Captain Awesome would say, just awesome.

    Anyway, as much as I hate the idea of a writer’s strike, I think it is an important issue, and I will continue to be a loyal viewer whenever this thing ends.

  4. the TV addict » Blog Archive » Strike News From Around the Web on November 5th, 2007 6:48 pm

    […] Schwartz talks about how the strike effects GOSSIP GIRL and CHUCK. [GMMR] THE SHIELD creator Shawn Ryan Explains why he’s on strike. [Deadline Hollywood] How the […]

  5. liz on November 9th, 2007 8:44 pm

    i am absolutely in love with gossip girl!!! i love the show and watch it every Wednesday night! i even got my friend hooked! i have a twitter account and i am following the challenge too!! i hope i win!! i love gossip girl, so keep it on the air!!!
    you know you love me
    gossip girl–fan!!

  6. Marissa on January 23rd, 2008 9:05 am

    I think this is so fair that Gossip-Girl is cancled because of a gay writers strike. I think this is not fair to the cast memembers like Blake Lively, Chace Crawford ( my love ), Legihton Messter, Ed W, Taylor Mosson and Penn Badgley. I WANT GOSSIP BACK!!

    You Know You Loce Me,

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