Sources close to the Writer's Strike, which has now moved into its fourth week, say that there's a pretty good chance a deal will get done sooner rather than later, and might actually be solved before Christmas. Now, that's not what they were saying over the course of the last couple of weeks, but there has been a lot of talk of backroom negotiation and such since then, and it's entirely possible it's all worked out.
This would be great news for the entertainment industry, which has been losing money hand over fist since the strike started four weeks ago. Also, all of the shows that are affected by the strike are almost out of new episodes, and you won't believe how crappy television can be until you're watching all reality and game shows 24/7.
Deadline Hollywood Daily: Dare We Hope A Deal Has Been Struck?