Wednesday, May 10, 2006

First Line

NBC Cancels 'The West Wing' Retrospective

Well, this is sad news. Rather than hearing cast members talk about their seven years with the show, West Wing fans will have the chance to re-watch the show's first episode again before the series finale airs this Sunday.

Why? Apparently, because the cast couldn't agree with NBC about how much they should be paid to chat about their experiences. Um, hello? As C.J. put it earlier this season, you're living the first line of your obituary. Would it kill you to chat on camera about it for fifteen minutes free of charge?

Anyhow, here's hoping that despite this last-minute turmoil, the series finale is a satisfying one, letting us know that the characters we care about will be fine as we leave them to carry on without us.

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