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Crisis averted: 'Survivor' editors win their fight for union recognition

Well that didn't last long. After a strike of less than 24 hours that saw the post-production crew of the CBS show "Survivor" walk off the job yesterday, the editors strike has ended. Late Wednesday evening, according to the Motion Pictures Editing Guild (MPEG), it was announced that the editors on the show have reached a deal with their producers, who agreed to their demands.

It appears that the premiere date of Sept 24 for "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" is still a go, unaffected by the 1 day walk-out. However, this has neither been confirmed or denied by CBS.

According to MPEG, contract talks have been scheduled for Friday. In the meantime, all post-production workers on "Survivor" were told to resume working.

The strike had threatened to delay the beginning of the show's 29th season set to air in just over a month. Reports had claimed that the 90-minute premiere episode was due to the network by next week. A stoppage might have resulted in some kind of unprecedented delay, which would not have gone over well with the millions of rabid fans eagerly anticipating the start of the new season.

Season 29 is the show's second "Blood vs. Water" format, but this time with an all-new cast and without Redemption Island. Some cast spoilers have been leaked, but there has not been a formal cast announcement yet from the network. It seems the show may feature a few familiar faces, even if they are "new" to "Survivor."

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