"The West Wing" ends in May: no season eight
"When President Josiah Bartlet's second term runs out on "The West Wing" this spring, NBC's portrayal of the inside workings of the White House also will draw to a close. The network and the show's executive producer, John Wells, have decided to end the award-winning critical darling after a new president is elected.
One of the last decade's most honored series, with 25 Emmys, including four consecutive wins as best drama from 2000 to 2003, "The West Wing" holds the record for most Emmys won by a series in a single season (nine in its first) and has earned 90 nominations to date. But the series has been losing audience over the last few years and has averaged 8.4 million viewers this year, its lowest audience ever."
Just to assure everyone: I am not devastated. I am not on my way to a bar, I know that all good things must pass. I prefer “The West Wing” to end naturally when Bartlet steps down (not resigns, thanks Mike), which is better than twisting the show over and over again in order to attract new audiences.
Season six, which I thought was very good, starts on Swedish TV tonight, and I am looking forward to watching season seven. And then, all that is left to be said is: thanks for the ride, C.J., Toby, Josh, Donna, Leo, Sam, Charlie, and POTUS of course. We promise to kick some Republican ass in the real world.