Writers have been picketing and chanting, trying to make their case for higher wages for going on 8 weeks now. They have solid reasoning behind it too, due to people downloading shows and movies, the royalties they're supposed to get for DVDs have dwindled down to about $.09 per sale (and most DVDs cost about $20 a piece). These guys work hard, regardless of writing a 30 minute TV script or a 2 hour movie script.
Now, maybe we can't solve this problem with long night and a pot of coffee, but c'mon, people want their TV back. Maybe we'll just have to do what we were all taught from the comedies:
Give a monkey a typewriter and hope for the best.