Writers' strike timeline




June 30:
SAG-AFTRA contract expires
July 31: DGA contract expires

Feb. 20: DGA members approve contract
Feb. 12: Writers vote to end strike
Feb. 9: Writers, producers reach tentative deal
Jan. 17: DGA, AMPTP strike tentative agreement
Jan. 14: Networks dump numerous producer deals, citing force majeure
Jan. 13: Scaled-back Golden Globes ceremony airs
Jan. 7: Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert talk shows return to the air.
Jan. 6: United Artists negotiates interim WGA contract.
Jan. 2: Leno, O'Brien, Kimmel return to the air -- without writers.Letterman and Ferguson negotiate with WGA to return with writers.
Dec. 17: WGA declines to offer waivers to the Academy Award and Golden Globes telecasts
Dec. 11: SAG obtains a WGA script waiver for the SAG Awards.
Dec. 10: The January TCA press tour is cancelled due to the strike.
Dec. 7: The AMPTP bolts negotiations.
Nov. 26: Carson Daly is first late-night talk show to return to production.
Nov. 26: Talks resume, with CAA partner Bryan Lourd acting as an ad hoc mediator.
Nov. 15: Employees of "The Late Show with David Letterman" and the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" are told they will be paid through the end of the year.
Nov. 8: Fox is first broadcast network to announce a strike-affected midseason schedule minus its signature drama "24."
Nov. 7: "The Office" stops shooting when Steve Carell won't cross picket lines.
Nov. 5: Writers strike begins.
Nov. 1: WGA announces intent to strike on Nov. 5.
Oct. 31: WGA's contract expires.
Oct. 26: The parties invite Federal mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez to their next session.
Oct. 21: WGA OKs strike authorization, with 90.3% approval of voters.
Oct. 1: WGA sets a strike-authorization vote by its membership.
July 16: AMPTP and WGA launch negotiations.