After some recent successes flipping reality shows, MPEG is embroiled in a difficult strike action against Bravo's "Shah's of Sunset." Radio silence from the prodco powers that be for two weeks until today's press release that Bravo is taking total control of the production and it's likely the striking editors will not be returning to the show, whatever the outcome. This seems like an aggressive move by NBC/Universal to stop the turning tide of unionizing reality shows in the wake of NY City Council hearings on the allegedly poor working conditions that many in the genre face.
Will this move crush union organizers? Or will it merely bolster them to take this action to the next level?