Because of the writers' strike, NBC has decide to bring the web-based series Quarterlife to television. According to Variety, the channel will air six hourlong episodes of the drama early next spring.

The shows are being created from the thirty-six eight-minute episodes that have been running on Myspace and Quarterlife.com since November 11th. NBC will also stream the series on its on website and help with the distribution of DVDs.

Creator Marshall Herskovitz stated, "This serves the Writers Guild more than the companies. We did the pilot but we weren't satisfied with how it came out. There was a conceptual problem. They had a lot of concerns that it would be too close to What About Brian."

Look for Quarterlife to hit the airwaves early next year.

B. Alan Orange