With the Writer's Guild going on strike today, who better to turn to than 30 Rock writer/actor Tina Fey to find out what's going on and how it will affect us? Thank god that Martin Mull-looking idiot from The Insider had the same thought, and interviewed her picketing outside Rockefeller Center.
In short, it means shows written on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis, like SNL, The Daily Show, and late-night talk shows are effectively in re-runs starting today, while pre-filmed showed probably have a few months left of new material.
Thankfully, reality shows, probably Oprah (no one writes her crying or giving gifts to the audience, right?), and CSI (which is written by chimps) will continue churning out television.
See the interview under the cut. I particularly like the part where she panders to those who would only respond to Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy references.