CBC Lockout Throwing Fall Schedule Into Question

The three-week-old labor dispute at the CBC has thrown Canada’s television production industry into a state of uncertainty, as everyone waits and wonders whether programs slated for the fall schedule will be allowed to air. “Some in the industry describe a great deal of confusion, with contradictory signals coming from CBC management itself, as it tries to continue with its fall programming as best as it can. It’s a far cry from the usual publicity cycle. The buildup for new shows, fall specials and miniseries normally lasts six to eight weeks, as promos are created and aired, press interviews are arranged and print adds are plastered on billboards.”