03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NBC Expected To Announce Late Night's January Return

In moves that are likely to complicate the writers' strike as it enters its seventh week, most late-night shows are plotting to return to the airwaves and television companies are considering whether to cancel some of their costly production deals.

The Writers Guild of America also announced over the weekend it will seek individual deals with media companies, after negotiations broke down a week ago. That gambit -- along with the late-night shows' potential return and television networks' moves toward cost-cutting -- are signs that both sides are preparing for the strike to drag on.

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