"West Wing" a Lame Duck
The 7th season has received critical praise, but it's move from Wednesday to Sunday was followed by lackluster ratings. The cancellation of "West Wing" is part of a larger strategy by NBC to revive their lagging lineup. Some conservatives will be happy to see the show go as it was long accused of sporting a liberal bias. I wasn't a regular viewer, but the show (which focused on a Democratic administration) seemed reasonably fair to Republicans.
The show's final episodes will focus on the presidential race to replace outgoing president Martin Sheen. Since the writers of the show no longer have to worry about continuing the series with a new lead, perhaps the presidential race pitting Democrat Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) vs Republican Arnie Vinick (R-Alan Alda) will see more fireworks than previously planned.
Though I wasn't an avid watcher of "The West Wing", as a person who enjoys politics I'm sad to see the show go.