I thought the article in Helium by Nick Somoski summed up my feelings about what is going on in TV land. Here are some I liked that were canceled or ended on their own: Sports Night, The West Wing, October Road, Eli Stone, Lipstick Jungle, Life, Life on Mars, Kings, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who?,Without a Trace, Canterbury's Law, Dirt, Men in Trees, The Riches, Power of 10, Shark, Deadwood, The Wire, Boston Legal, Frasier, Murphy Brown, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (I wanted them to have time to fix it and make it better), Commander in Chief, Judging Amy, and others.
Good site for TV information is Pazsaz HERE. Shows that have been renewed for next season are HERE.
I'm concerned about Jay Leno's Show being on at 9:00 (10 EST) every night instead of at the regular Tonight Show time slot. I wonder if Jay wished he hadn't announced his retirement date so early since he'll still be on in the same format. I'm not as optimistic about Conan O'Brien's taking over as I was with Leno. Starting with Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno, the quality of the show has maintained itself. Johnny Carson was the best ever. With NBC's record for programming by continuing with something that works and squeezing every golden egg out of those geese it can, this might not work for the new/old Leno Show. I like Jay and hope it works, but he's not going up against other talk shows in that time slot but prime-time drama. I'd rather watch Jay than Conan and do because I switch over to Craig Ferguson when he was on and now during Jimmy Fallon.
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