Movie and TV writers authorize strike: How TV shows could be affected

The Writers Guild authorized a strike if contract talks fail.

— -- Better load up on shows on your DVR because movie and TV writers could go on strike next week.

The AP reported that the strike could begin as early as May 2 when the current contract between the union and producers runs out.

A Guild representative did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Other shows begin production in July, but if a strike comes it's possible that it could last that long. Deadline notes that the last Writer's Guild strike, in 2007, lasted 100 days.

The Guild and the Producers Alliance are set to resume negotiations this week. The main issues, according to Deadline, are writers' pay and help for the guild's financially troubled health plan.