In news that has TV addicts flocking from rehab facilities across the country, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a tentative deal that will put an end to the 3-month strike.
Here’s what we know, according to the New York Times: "A memorandum sent to some writers guild members summarized a four-hour meeting on Friday in which union leaders briefed a group of 300 strike captains. According to the memorandum, the guild boards and negotiating committee are expected to recommend the tentative deal unanimously, but they are withholding action to end the walkout until after Saturday’s scheduled meetings."
Sunday, the WGA West board of directors and WGA East Council will meet to decide whether to take the deal to members for ratification or end the strike immediately.
Since ratification could take up to a month, WGA leaders will likely choose the option that will get the industry back to work — as soon as Monday. To which I say, yippee!
Variety has a summary of the terms of the tentative contract and, as always, AfterEllen.com will keep you apprised of details when we know more.