Help With Post-Strike TV Schedules
Blogger lends a hand as couch potatoes plan for return to the sofa
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2008 12:16 PM CST
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(Newser) – If everything goes according to plan and writers get back to work on Wednesday, when will scripted TV shows get back on the air? In general, the most popular shows will go into production again immediately, but many others won't return until the next season, if at all, reports Chicago Tribune blogger Maureen Ryan.

Even shows that go into production right away will take a while to get through the pipeline. Half-hour comedies should be on the air again in 3 or 4 weeks; dramas will take 4 to 6 weeks. Many cable shows, like "Burn Notice" and "Mad Men," should be on again by summer.

To see Maureen Ryan's projections of when and whether your favorite shows will return, click the link below.