I second as well. I wasn't looking forward to waiting until spring for TAR12. Then it airs earlier, which brings hope to having TAR13 air. Now, it doesn't look like it, thus wishing they would've held it off (only because a summer run might get bumped back in favor of making up for loss time in case the strike ends).
That said, the only way TAR13 has started (or ended) is if they're doing this season with Billy Connolly or someone else that's not Phil. Otherwise, I don't think it's started either, unless they actually figured out a way to tape TAR13 without anyone knowing. Can't blame them, given what happened last year with knowing who placed where, but like they'd ever get away with taping without the greatest TAR detectives and people knowing about it!
I think they're close though, but it's looking like they're not getting the season done in time for this spring, as Phil has an obligation this Saturday. Not to mention NYC next Sunday and LA early February.