The Mouse House CEO said that the writers walkout will "definitely have an impact" on ABC programming if it stretches into next month, which it most likely will. "We're fine through the November sweeps," Iger told analysts during a conference call (NYT). "We are definitely going to have to implement contingency plans if the strike persists." Those plans include a bunch of reality shows and half a season of "Lost." ABC has had okay but not great ratings so far this year, and you have to wonder what the loss of "Desperate Housewives" et al will mean in another four or five months. The film side will not be impacted until 2009, or so they claim. Iger did say that the strike was "just a shame."
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