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Letterman’s Coming Back, with Writers


Letterman’s reached a deal with the WGA, and will be returning to television next Wednesday.

The Writers Guild of America called its pact with Letterman’s production company, WorldWide Pants Inc, a sign of union readiness to negotiate a deal with major film and TV studios to settle Hollywood’s worst labor crisis in 20 years.

The WGA said its “comprehensive agreement” with WorldWide Pants included provisions to pay writers for work distributed over the Internet — presumably covering the large assortment of advertising-supported video clips of Letterman’s show that CBS posts on its Web site.

Conan — who’s with the same production company — will be coming back, as well.

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