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Garris Off Fear Itself?







WGA strike has forced Garris off of Fear ItselfHow far-reaching does this strike by the WGA go? That has yet to be determined but according to STYD, it’s caused Mick Garris to lose his own show.

That show being Fear Itself, the Masters of Horror reincarnation that is currently rolling out on NBC. We've learned further that Garris has chosen to step down from his position as showrunner to show his support for the strike. Producers at Lionsgate and Industry Entertainment, who are funding the show, are handling his responsibilities now. Garris will still be directing one of the thirteen episodes, however.

Does that mean, when the strike is over, Garris will return to his post? Who’s to say for sure right now, everything’s in flux because the goddamn studios don’t want to pay writers for their work being shown online. Hopefully this will all be over soon, but then I didn’t expect it’d actually go this far in the first place, so who knows?

- Johnny Butane

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Johnny Butane's picture

Ah, got it.. I shall modify the story, then. Thanks!


Submitted by Johnny Butane on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 8:18am.
Messiahman's picture

Correction - the guidelines set down by the WGA don't necessarily preclude Garris from serving his showrunner duties -- Garris and the rest of the television showrunners all agreed to step down to show their solidarity with WGA. These guys are sticking their necks out and taking serious hits because of this decision to protect and stand with their union, and they deserve all the respect they can get.


Submitted by Messiahman on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 6:10am.

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