The West Wing’s Final Season

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.


  • Do you have something against the woman being president or what? Go a head and watch commander and chief, the stories are basically the same the only difference is that in the latter the president is a woman instead of a man. Big deal!.

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