AFTRA and Studios Reach Tenative Deal

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So does this mean we won't see a scab Erica Kane? Those fearing the growing unrest between The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) would have resulted in another strike can almost rest easy.

According toThe New York Times, AFTRA-which represents daytime actors among, talk show hosts and a handful of actors on primetime series-has reached a tenative three-year deal with Hollywood, which will more than likely prevent an AFTRA Actors Strike.

This is of course major news for daytime soap operas, because unlike the Writers Strike where Fi-Core and Scab writers were used, an Actors Strike would call for the soaps to stop production, which industry analysts have said would effectively kill the genre.