SGA - Vancouver Sun: To Be Continued:
From the Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC, Canada):
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To be continued
Seven U.S. television series shot in Vancouver renewed for next season
By Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2008
VANCOUVER - With seven American dramatic series recently renewed for new seasons, B.C.'s television industry has started to rebound from the disastrous Writers Guild of America strike that silenced the industry over the winter.
This week, The CW network renewed big series Smallville for an eighth season and Supernatural for a fourth. They join ABC's Men in Trees (season two), ABC Family's Kyle XY (season three), SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis (fifth season) and Eureka (third season) and USA Network's Psych (third season) in the renewal column.
Decisions are yet to be made on American series The L Word (Showtime), Reaper (the CW) and the sitcom Aliens in America (the CW). Canadian series still up in the air include Intelligence, The Guard, Flash Gordon, Interns and Whistler.
Foreign television series account for more than one-third of the film and television industry's annual revenues.
One area damaged by the WGA strike was the making of TV pilots for potential future series. The shortened pilot season coupled with dwindling viewers for network series means big networks like CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox are spending less on series pilots.
And fewer pilots will mean fewer series.