Sunday, January 22, 2006

NBC cancels The West Wing

NBC announced it is pulling the plug on the drama West Wing, after seven seasons running in May. NBC had their worst season in its own history, so they are trying other angles like moving "Law & Order" and "Las Vegas."

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.


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