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Wow... didn't know that the ratings weren't doing so good - but I figured that it was going to be interesting to see what the show did after the election.
 

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The article states the decision was made prior to John Spencer (Leo McGarry) passing.

At least NBC was kind enough to give us notice. We will know who the new president will be (unlike FOX, with Reunion, John Doe, etc., etc.)

The article also says Law & Order will be moved to 9:00 p.m., directly competing with Lost. Ouch, Dick Wolfe must be furious with that move :( .
 

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this seems like an odd time to announce this, now why should I care who wins the election and watch the rest of the season? there's no point to it anymore if there is no chance we would have had a new president next season...
 

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Once the West Wing is gone, the only SPs I'll have for shows on NBC will be for Sports.

Not that this is news -- when they moved WW to Sunday, I knew it was the beginnig of the end.

But this must be sad for the cast and crew. :(

Jan
 

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Once the West Wing is gone, the only SPs I'll have for shows on NBC will be for Sports
When West Wing is gone, there will only be Scrubs.
 

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What I currently watch on NBC (in order of personal preference):

The West Wing
Surface
E-Ring
Las Vegas
Four Kings (very, very close to dumping it)

It's definitely not a very strong lineup at the moment.
 

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I'm very sorry to see the show go, but I'm glad they are going to wrap things up.

Season 5 was a total train wreck, but I think they recovered extremley well in the last 2 seasons.

Since it doesn't matter, I'm now rooting for Vinick as president!
 

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this seems like an odd time to announce this, now why should I care who wins the election and watch the rest of the season? there's no point to it anymore if there is no chance we would have had a new president next season...
Bummer.

It's really hard to care about the election now.
 

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ToddAtl said:
this seems like an odd time to announce this, now why should I care who wins the election and watch the rest of the season? there's no point to it anymore if there is no chance we would have had a new president next season...
The point is to watch the end of the Bartlet administration, and to get at least a glimpse of the future for these characters. Moving forward with most of the original cast gone, and Alda or Smits as the lead was always a dicey proposition.

As to "why announce now," they hope word will get out, and the old-time fans will tune-in for the final March-May run.

I'm disappointed, in that intelligent television is going away, but it does give a chance for the WW actors to return in regular or recurring roles on Sorkin's new show.
 

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Heck, I can remember when The West Wing was actually set in the West Wing, you know with that guy Bartlet who is the POTUS on the show. All we've seen for two years is an election with characters I don't really care about. It's no surprise that the show is being cancelled, it has been pretty awful since Sorkin left.
 

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Since it doesn't matter, I'm now rooting for Vinick as president!
Well, if it doesn't matter, then I'm going to hope for a write-in for Donatella Moss - and yes, just because she's cute.
 

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Haven't watched it since middle of last season, other than the "live" debate. So I'm not going to miss it too much.

I still watch plenty of NBC, though -- the three L&O shows, Crossing Jordan, Surface, Las Vegas, Medium, and E-Ring. The only one that gets watched before any other network, though, is Las Vegas, which is my favorite guilty pleasure. I don't watch any of NBC's reality shows or sitcoms.
 

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In other news, Las Vegas will be moved from Monday to the Friday graveyard. Looks like somebody at NBC has decided the show's just too silly to live anymore. :(
 

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It's definitely not a very strong lineup at the moment.
I doubt I'm in their target audience.

It seems I'm rarely in anyone's target audience. :(

Jan
 

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In other news, Las Vegas will be moved from Monday to the Friday graveyard. Looks like somebody at NBC has decided the show's just too silly to live anymore. :(
So there is at least one smart person left at the network. That's good to hear. ;)
 

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That's too bad. The show was really getting some life back into it this season... I've enjoyed it as much as in it's first season.

I'll be really interested to see who wins the election, even though it "doesn't make a difference." Maybe we'll see some WW TV movies with the new administration. :)

What's Sorkin's new show?
 

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The "Left" Wing won't be missed...................

At least you have "Commander In Chief" a.k.a. "Hillary's Wet Dream" and "Wishful Thinking of the Democrats" :D
 
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