White House drama The West Wing will end its seven-year run on US TV network NBC in May. The political saga has suffered a ratings slump since it was moved to Sunday nights. NBC entertainment president Kevin Reilly said the decision to cancel it was made before actor John Spencer died of a heart attack in December. He said: “There’s a point where you look at the ratings and you just say, ‘it’s time.'”
This is one of those times that I really hate the way TV works. If ratings slump, advertisers wont pay and the show is removed. It’s so damn capitalist that it replaces quality with dribble. In a few years they might as well just put pornography on all the networks.
I am very dissapointed to say the least.
I suppose all good things must come to an end and I frankly would miss Martin Sheen playing President Bartlet next season anyway.
But there’s no way I’m watching Commander in Chief.