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Missing Your Favorite TV Show? Try The Internet

Ok, this is not funny. I don't watch that much TV, but every January I watch "24," and every Thursday night I watch "The Office." That is, I record them, I don't actually watch them live. This way I can skip through the ads, which, I guess, is part of the problem with making money in television these days. But now the final "Office" episodes of the season won't happen, and there will be no "24" at all! Jack Bauer could not prevent Hollywood from imploding.

Still, I can almost FEEL like I'm watching "The Office" because the show's writers are talking about the strike on the internet, which is kind of funny since they're on strike to get paid for stuff online. Check out their time on the picket line.

And if you want to be a totally scary-stalking fan like I am, check out Pam's Myspace page (I mean, Jenna Fischer):

The best part, checking out the pictures of people who post comments. Who needs television? This is pretty entertaining.

WHO DOES NEED TELEVISION?
In a sign of things to come, the Murdoch-owned MySpace is announcing today the debut on Sunday of an original 36-episode series called "Quarterlife" on www.myspacetv.com. The drama (an internet drama!) centers around a young woman who spills too much about her friends on her video blog.

It's created by Emmy winners Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick of "Blood Diamond" and "The Last Samurai," and MySpace touts this as "the first time a network-quality series has been produced directly for the Internet." Each episode lasts eight minutes, and Toyota has signed up as sponsor. That noise you hear is gasping from the picket lines. Click here for a sneak peak at the show.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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