With the Hollywood writers' strike starting to cause economic pain, writers and studios have agreed to head back to the bargaining table Nov. 26. The breakthrough came via back-channel talks between top TV writers and studio execs, the Los Angeles Times reports. The strike halted production on some two dozen TV shows; late-night talk shows are in reruns, and stockpiled episodes of others are dwindling.
Pressure mounted last week, as the strike halted production on the high-profile film 'Angels & Demons' and everyone from talent agents to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the two sides to go back to the table. Writers will continue their pickets and rallies until Nov. 26, including a massive march along Hollywood Boulevard expected Tuesday.