In the Land of Make Believe (where I live and work near) a writer's strike is one of the worst things that can happen. The Machine breaks down without writers. Some TV shows will have stockpiled some scripts, and some TV producers have writing abilities, but you will see the effects on serial TV if this strike lasts for any real length of time. This strike will only add to the economic woes in the area -- I hope that the WGA and the producers can come to an agreement quickly, but that isn't looking promising.
The rest of the article can be found at the Los Angeles Times here.