What did happen to tonight's episode of The West Wing?

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  1. Don Black

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    Someone posted a thread (163923) that got deleted asking what happend to tonight's episode of TWW? But does anyone know why NBC yanked it? Was it because of the ferry accident? Thanks.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    More likely it was Game 7 of the NLCS (Cubs vs. Marlins).
     
  3. Rob T

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    and it looks like it's a re-run next week. [​IMG]
     
  4. DaveMcS

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    Yah...we were all settled in only to get a rerun of a L&O SVU....
    And the Marlins/Cubs game was on simultaneously elsewhere on the dial..
    [​IMG]
     
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    duplicate post deleted
     
  6. RobertW

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    i was bumming too. but law and order after it was a repeat too, so i'm assuming they didn't feel like airing new episodes up against baseball.
     
  7. Tony Whalen

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    So it wasn't just here then. I was rather disappointed myself...as was my wife. *sigh* Glad it wasn't just my local broadcaster though. Thought I'd be reading all kinds of spoilers this morning.

    As for next week...three episodes in, and we're already into reruns? WTF?
     
  8. DaveBB

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    I would like to hear from NBC the reason for the sudden change and removing two new shows.
     
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    It's just odd since in the middle of Ed it advertised All new West Wing next....
     
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    Did this actually air in some areas?

    All I got was a message from the local affliate to call NBC HQ if you had an issue with the change in schedule.
     
  11. LarryDavenport

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    I think NBC is imploding. They are canelling shows left and right and filling the slots with reruns of the Law & Order franchise and (gasp) Whoopi.
     
  12. Jason Seaver

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    Well, is there anything better to do fill-in duty than Law & Order? Its reruns get decent ratings and it's so beautifully self-contained that it drives no-one away because it's impenetrable.

    And NBC's just being NBC. Every year, they come out with a few shows that have big-name talent attached, and every year, a few of them don't connect with an audience. Their success rate is probably no different from any other network's; their tendancy to go with big stars just makes their failures more visible.
     
  13. Lew Crippen

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    Thank God that's all it was. For a second I was convinced that NBC had bitten the bullet and completely converted its schedule to nothing but Law and Order spin offs. At least it will be a little longer until that happens.
     
  15. Henry Gale

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    My local station had a crawl on the screen saying that, "The network made the decision not to run West Wing" and that it would air that episode on October 29th.
     
  16. DaveBB

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    Here is an article from the 10/16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

     
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    [​IMG] I guess I can understand where they are coming from with that decision, but I think making it in the 11th hour is pretty tacky.
     
  18. Lew Crippen

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    Also a sign of panic—or perhaps desperation.
     
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    Fox has been the most shameless with regards to the actual show content (e.g. When Reality Shows Attack), but in terms of promotion and scheduling, NBC wins the weasel award.

    //Ken
     

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