Sunday, January 22, 2006

Wear black on May 14th

I'm absolutely gutted, but it wasn't like I didn't see it coming. NBC Cancels 'West Wing' After 7 Seasons
"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.

On May 14th, we will hold a moment of silence to commemorate the passing of the best political drama in the history of television.

I'll put this out there for all family and friends..."The West Wing - The Bartlett Years" on DVD would make an excellent birthday present.