View Full Version : NBC Cancels "The West Wing"
01-22-2006, 11:06 AM
Not that I'm surprised or anything. The show has really run it's course and with the death of John Spencer, I guess it does make sense. But I was hoping to see what they might do with a new administration, even a Republican one. A president with a new style and a new staff has so many possibilities.
01-22-2006, 05:03 PM
A friend and I were wondering how they were gonna deal with Spencer's death in the Santos Campaign story arc too.
I guess I understand about it running it's course but it would have been nice for the show to continue anyway for exactly the reasons you mention above.
It just seems like NBC is doing the easy way out following JS's death.
01-22-2006, 05:40 PM
Apparently, the decision was made before his death, but I'm sure this sealed the deal.
I have been a devotee of the show since the pilot. I will miss it very much.
01-22-2006, 05:51 PM
I've watched it since the beginning and will also miss it.
Did they say they were going to finish the season on where this news was posted at?
Are they going to finish this year's arc up or is it just over right now?
01-22-2006, 06:04 PM
They are finishing the season and will wrap things up. The last episode will air on May 17th, I think.
They have also started wrapping a few things, like getting CJ and Danny together, sending Toby off, etc. I just hope that they put Josh and Donna together before they sign off. Lots of fans will be disappointed if they don't.
Oh... and I read this on Yahoo earlier today and also on MSNBC.
01-23-2006, 02:19 AM
The more I think about this, the more I'm mad about the cancellation.:mad:
I mean, halfway through the season 3, I was saying the show was going downhill...or was it season 4. Anyway, I didn't like one of those seasons.
But last year, the show got so damn good with the startup of the election process and the writers going into Barlett's legacy.
The way this season began(for those who haven't seen it, those in countries abroad), I won't say....but the place where Barlett met "some" of his staff...I was instantly hooked once again.
Watching Josh screw up this year has been somewhat good to watch too, waiting for him to fix it.
And when Spencer died, I was instantly wondering what's going to happen and how they're going to work around it, knowing the Santos campaign has been plagued with problems.
I really hate this annoucement and hope to the TV Gods that enough followers get pissed the next few months and convince NBC to do a spinoff with Santos or the other guy as President.
I know moaning about a cancellation does absolutely nothing and never changes the networks minds but they have really pissed me off with this cancellation.
The buttheads that are Networks Execs are on my crap list today and tomorrow...and perhaps the day after that.
If Networks execs cancel:
-Shield(though my hotel no longer has FX)
-My Name is Earl
I'm going Postal. That's to be decreed in case of the following shows cancellations.
01-23-2006, 03:54 PM
But I was hoping to see what they might do with a new administration, even a Republican one. A president with a new style and a new staff has so many possibilities.
Same here. But, i guess we'll never know unless they do some sort of cheesy spinoff
01-23-2006, 04:58 PM
That statement sorta cancels itself out, american.
A show not based on Bartlett and his gang would technically be a "spin off" and it would also be a freaking great idea, IMO.
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