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Hollywood Begins Salvage Operation

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

With the strike over, the salvage operation begins.

Hollywood lurched back into gear this week, reviving projects sidelined by the three-month labor dispute with its writers.

For broadcast television, which felt the brunt of the work stoppage, the most pressing issues center on the prospects for next season. Studios are now rushing to piece together a truncated pilot season.

Even with a limited pool of new shows to choose from, the networks plan to roll out some kind of fall season. CBS and ABC said Thursday they would join Fox in holding upfront presentations in New York in mid-May, when the networks showcase their new schedules for advertisers.

The week of presentations -- usually lavish affairs that cost up to $5 million per network -- kicks off the period in which broadcasters sell the bulk of their commercial time for the coming TV season.

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