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Stars support WGA strike

Nov. 6, 2007 at 10:37 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- TV stars Tina Fey, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler hit the picket lines in New York to show their support for the Writers Guild of America.

The WGA's first walkout in 19 years immediately shut down late-night talk shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show With David Letterman," forcing networks to air reruns Monday, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

A lengthy strike could also affect hit shows like "Lost," "24" and "CSI: Miami," which only have so many scripts completed ahead of the show's shooting schedules.

"This is a battle of wills," Fey told the Daily News.

"I'm a writer first. ... I would never have an acting job if I hadn't written first," said Fey, who started out as a writer and player on "Saturday Night Live" and who now co-produces, writes and stars in the NBC comedy "30 Rock."

In Los Angeles, Leno rode up on his motorcycle and passed out doughnuts to writers on a picket line.

"I've been working with these people for 20 years. Without them, I'm not funny. I'm a dead man," Leno told the Los Angeles Times.

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