[**UPDATED 12/20/07**] There seems to be little doubt that the writers' strike will result in a shorter TV season, but just *how* short are we talking? Well, as you might've guessed, it varies from show to show. Those programs that are either highly efficient (*Friday Night Lights*) or have entered the season with a backlog of episodes (*Men in Trees*, *Law & Order: SVU*) will be in originals well into the new year. But series with tighter production schedules (i.e., nearly every half-hour comedy) will go dark almost immediately. Of course, figuring out how many episodes remain in your favorite shows' arsenals requires a lot of numbers crunching — and as I've come to learn, the only thing you Ausholes despise more than a Wednesday without AA is mathematics. With that in mind, I pulled together this incredibly handy (and 85 percent complete) cheat sheet. Keep in mind: The information below is subject to change, particularly if both sides get back to the bargaining table and resolve this frakkin' thing! (For ongoing WGA strike coverage, read TVGuide.com's Strike Watch blog.)

Ten episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there is*30 Rock*:**one**left.Seventeen episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Aliens in America*:**seven**left.Nine episodes will be produced. Seven episodes have aired, so there are*Back to You*:**two**left.Eight episodes were produced. Eight episodes have aired, so there are*The Big Bang Theory*:**zero**left.Eight episodes will be produced. Eight episodes have aired, so there is*Bionic Woman*:**zero**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Bones*:**three**left.Fourteen episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Boston Legal*:**four**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Brothers & Sisters*:**three**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Six episodes have aired, so there are*Carpoolers*:**seven**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Six episodes have aired, so there are*Cavemen*:**seven**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there are*Chuck*:**two**left.: Roughly twelve episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there is roughly*Criminal Minds***one**left.: Eleven episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there is*CSI***one**left.Fourteen episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there are*CSI: NY*:**three**left.Ten episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there is*Desperate Housewives*:**one**leftThirteen episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Dirty Sexy Money*:**three**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*ER*:**four**left.Fifteen episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Friday Night Lights*:**six**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there are*Gossip Girl*:**two**left.Eight new episodes will be produced. None have aired yet, so there are*Greek*:**eight**left.Eleven episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there is*Grey's Anatomy*:**one**left.Eleven episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there is*Heroes*:**zero**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*House*:**three**left.Eleven episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there are*How I Met Your Mother*:**zero**left.Seven episodes will be produced. None have aired yet, so there are*Jericho*:**seven**episodes left.Nineteen episodes will be produced. Eleven have aired, so there are*Las Vegas*:**eight**left.Fourteen episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Law & Order: SVU*:**four**left.: Twelve episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Life is Wild***three**left.Eight episodes will be produced. None have aired yet, so there are*Lost*:**eight**episodes left.Nine episodes will be produced. None have aired yet, so there are*Medium*:**nine**episodes left.Nineteen episodes will be produced. Eight episodes have aired, so there are*Men in Trees*:**11**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced (that includes two one-hour eps, which count double). Twelve episodes have aired, so there is*My Name is Earl*:**one**left.: Eight episodes have been produced. No episodes have aired, so there are*The New Adventures of Old Christine***eight**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Ten have aired, so there is*Numbers*:**two**left.Twelve half-hour episodes will be produced. Twelve half-hour episodes have aired, so there are*The Office*:**zero**half-hour episodes left.Twelve episodes will be produced. None have aired yet, so there are*One Tree Hill*:**twelve**episodes left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Eight episodes have aired, so there are*Prison Break*:**five**left. (On hiatus 'til Jan. 14)Nine episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Private Practice*:**zero**left.Nine episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Pushing Daisies*:**zero**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Reaper*:**two**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Samantha Who?:***three**left.Eleven episodes will be produced. Six episodes have aired, so there are*Scrubs*:**five**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Eleven episodes have aired, so there is*Shark*:**one**left.All 13 season-seven episodes will be completed. None have aired (the final season gets underway in '08), so there are*The Shield*:**13**leftFifteen episodes will be produced. Nine episodes have aired, so there are*Smallville*:**six**left.Ten to 12 episodes will be produced. Seven episodes have aired, so there are*Supernatural*:**two to four**left.Thirteen episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Ugly Betty*:**three**left.Twelve episodes will be produced. Ten episodes have aired, so there are*Without a Trace:***two**left.

## 2 comments:

Makes me glad to be Australian! We get mmany of the good shows but we're are at least a year behind so we have plenty of episodes left!!!

It's gutting to know that when CSI starts in a couple of weeks here in the UK there will only half a season to watch. Plus it means that so many story lines end up being half-arsed instead of completed.

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