Yup, if a show is not on the air long enough--sooner or laters viewers don't miss it. And when shows like Temptation Island and "Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire" draw decent ratings again--we'll see that they'll be missed less than they think.Wouldn't happen. If the strike lasts a long time, reality TV will take over, ratings won't be as good, but with the money they save on actors and writers and all the extras that go into scripted television they eventually make just as much money as before and slowly gain ratings anyway because American's have the attention span of ferrets anyway and will watch anything. Therefore, when the strike finally is over, they don't need as many writers for original programming because they proved that reality TV can buoy them just fine and the exact opposite of what you want happens.
Oh well, I'm a big college basketball junkie so I suppose I'll be watching a lot more ESPN.