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Old 01-22-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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R.I.P. West Wing...


Sure it's gone downhill in the last few season, but in comparison to other shows on TV it's still one of the best. There goes my escape from the reality of the current administration.


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Old 01-22-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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Bad move by NBC.

The West Wing is still the best show on television.

At least they'll get to finish this season.

I really hope four things happen by the time it's all over:

1.Rob Lowe's return becomes a reality.

2.Aaron Sorkin comes back to write at least the last episode, maybe even the last few, especially dealing with Leo's exit.

3.Leo's exit is handled with grace and class while not taking anything away from the storyline.

4.For Bartlett to give Toby a presidential pardon.

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NBC Cancels 'West Wing' After 7 Seasons
Sunday January 22 1:56 PM ET

The new president on "The West Wing" will be a real short-timer: NBC announced Sunday it was pulling the plug on the Emmy-winning political drama after seven seasons in May.

NBC, struggling to regain its footing after the worst season in its history, also outlined several midseason schedule changes including the moves of popular dramas "Law & Order" and "Las Vegas."

"The West Wing" announcement wasn't much of a surprise. Although this season's story line with a presidential campaign involving a Democrat played by Jimmy Smits and Republican portrayed by Alan Alda has been strong critically, ratings have sunk with its move to Sunday nights.

The decision to cancel it was made before actor John Spencer, who played former presidential chief of staff Leo McGarry, died of a heart attack Dec. 16, said Kevin Reilly, NBC entertainment president.

"There's a point when you look at the ratings and say, it feels like it's time," Reilly said.

The series finale will be May 14, preceded by a one-hour retrospective. The campaign to replace the fictional Josiah Bartlet as president will be settled, NBC said.

Producers Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme, who created the show and guided it through its early years, will not be involved in the finale, Reilly said.

"The West Wing" won four Emmy Awards for best television drama in a row for its tales of political intrigue. At its prime, it also offered NBC two valuable benefits: critical acclaim and the most upscale audience on television, an important drawing point for advertisers.

NBC's revamped schedule offered veteran "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf good and bad news. NBC is putting Wolf's new drama "Conviction," about young prosecutors in New York, on Friday's schedule starting March 3. But it is moving "Law & Order" up an hour to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET competing directly with ABC's blockbuster "Lost."

NBC is also moving "Las Vegas" from Monday to Friday starting in March. Donald Trump is changing addresses again, with "The Apprentice" moving to Monday where it will be preceded by the Howie Mandel-hosted game show "Deal or No Deal."

The network has two more midseason shows: "Heist," a cops-and-robbers drama from the director of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," and "Teachers," a comedy about a high school English teacher.

"The Office" will go off the air at the end of March so star Steve Carell can film a movie, Reilly said. He said he also hasn't figured out what to do with the ill-fated "Friends" spinoff "Joey," which has 12 new episodes done but no place on the schedule.

"NBC is stable and our vital signs are encouraging," Reilly said. "Most predictions were that we were going to go from bad to worse this year, and that hasn't happened
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Oh well. There's always dvd.....but it's just not the same!
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:27 PM   #5
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I used to love that show but I will admit I haven't watched it but once or twice in the past couple of years. Still, I'm sad to see it go.
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Originally posted by namkcuR
Bad move by NBC.

The West Wing is still the best show on television.
Well, I can't agree with that statement, because it hasn't been as good as it used to be, but it is still one of the better shows on TV. I would have liked to have seen it continue.
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Maybe another network will pick it up.
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Hmm, this is surprising. I thought it was stil doing ok?

Wow, Iris, you are up late.

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The show lost too much in the last couple of seasons. Better to cut it now then drag it on for another season.
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