As expected, the networks’ and studios’ negotiating alliance announced:

LOS ANGELES – The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced today that they have agreed to enter into formal contract negotiations on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The talks will be held at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA. The DGA and the AMPTP have also agreed that neither organization will comment to the press regarding negotiations until negotiations have concluded.