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    Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    The Simpsons (Season 4 was the pinnacle, everything else was downhill)

    MASH (They did everything they could do, and still went for three more years)

    Cheers (All the characters became cartoonish)

    Boston Public (First two seasons were outstanding, the last two were too soapy)

    Who's The Boss? (When I was 12-14, the images of Alyssa on my TV screen assured me that I was indeed attracted to hot brunettes. But the show got really stupid really quickly)
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    Simpsons
    ER
    Friends
    MASH
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    American Idol
    Survivor
    Road Rules
    Real World
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    MASH
    Cheers
    Dallas
    Really most shows have peaked by or before their fifth season and are usually running on fumes after that.
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    Really most shows have peaked by or before their fifth season and are usually running on fumes after that.
    Very true, Seinfeld being the only exception I can think of, it peaking in about its 5th season and hitting rock bottom by the 9th.
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    7th Heaven - It started falling apart once they started adding a bunch of new people to the show, Ashlee Simpson being the final straw. Really, it started to go downhill once the twins were born.


    (Yeah, I admit, I watch 7th Heaven, I love it)
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    simpsons...how can a grown adult watch a cartoon...i just don't get it at all..

    everybody loves ramond...ok, i got roped in a few seasons, but ray's brother robert really gets on my nerves...

    er...in fairness, i never saw an episode...i'm just sick of hearing in the previews "a very special er"...i mean is it possible that every episode is special?

    sopranos...exactly how much time is needed between seasons...just give it up already...

    jag...horrible...just horrible...

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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    Roseanne (that last season was horrible)

    Full House (this show should have been cancelled about 2-3 years before it was or they should have gotten new writers)

    7th Heaven
    I hate the Cubs!!

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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    That one show on CBS about the overweight white guy with the disproportionately attractive wife...

    ..oh wait, that's every show on CBS.
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    1) ER
    2) Will and Grace
    3) X-Files (after Mulder left it went downhill)
    4) Saturday Night Live
    5) Jerry Springer
    This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.

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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
    simpsons...how can a grown adult watch a cartoon...i just don't get it at all..

    everybody loves ramond...ok, i got roped in a few seasons, but ray's brother robert really gets on my nerves...

    er...in fairness, i never saw an episode...i'm just sick of hearing in the previews "a very special er"...i mean is it possible that every episode is special?

    sopranos...exactly how much time is needed between seasons...just give it up already...

    jag...horrible...just horrible...


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    Last edited by dman; 05-15-2005 at 06:00 PM.

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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    I thought of another one..

    Mission:Impossible (the 60's version not the horrible 80's one)

    It went from a well done classy spy series to a cheap cop show in its last 2 years, when Spock came on set they should have called it quits.
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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    Steel Valentine in the 60s was amazing. Then in 1970 they changed the actor who played Terry Yustaf and the car who was a robot turned back into a robot and they changed it's voice. Then a camel came on set and ate through some electrical wire. The show was never the same after that.

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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    Oprah
    Judge Judy
    Jerry Springer
    Dr Phil
    The show with Connie Chung's husband.

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    Re: Top 5: TV Shows That Have Gone (Are Going) Too Long

    ER
    Will & Grace
    Becker
    Two and a Half Men
    Anything with Law & Order in the title
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