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    Great TV shows that hung on too long

    In the spirit of the "Cancelled too soon" and the "Must watch" threads, I thought I'd start one with shows that should have been cancelled sooner than they were.

    The obvious choice is the series that inspired the "Jump The Shark" website and that is Happy Days.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Twin Peaks

    First season great, second terrible
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    The West Wing, but only because NBC fired Sorkin.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    MASH
    All In The Family
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Mash

    mash

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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    As big a fan as I am, The Simpsons would have been better off leaving the air years ago.


    Married...with Children as well. Around Season 8 it just became silly.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Andy Griffith

    The show just wasn't the same without Barney Fife.

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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    MASH
    All In The Family

    God yes. And then we got the execrable AfterMASH and Archie Bunker's Place.

    I hate to say it but it's looking like The Simpsons has hung on too long. I don't really want it to go, but it needs some new writers.

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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    NYPD Blue. Caruso - Jimmy Smitts was good, the seasons after that were kind of boring.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    NYPD Blue. Caruso - Jimmy Smitts was good, the seasons after that were kind of boring.
    I still enjoyed it after that but good grief, did they have to kill off *everyone* Sipowicz got close to? It's no wonder he drank.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Buffy. Seasons 1-3 were awesome. 4 & 5 were good. then 6 & 7 were just awful.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    The show just wasn't the same without Barney Fife.
    Amen
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Is there a difference between a show that has gone bad because
    1) the writing/acting/characters got worse
    2) has taken it's original premise as far as it can go
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Andy Griffith

    The show just wasn't the same without Barney Fife.
    Floyd, Howard and Goober were no Barney and Gomer.
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    Re: Great TV shows that hung on too long

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Floyd
    so was Floyd the town perv? IMO he was incredibly creepy.
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