Lately it seems (or I've just begun to notice) that many good new series here in the US are being canceled before anyone has even had a chance to catch more than an episode or two. Birds of Prey (the Buffy-like Batman show), Firefly (the Andromeda like sci-fi show) are two shows which are either already canceled or soon to be. So my question is, would it make more sense for the US to adopt the British style of having "seasons" that last only like 8 episodes? And have the networks commit to showing all 8. That way storylines will already be designed to end - and quality might even improve since the writers of the show won't have time for any "filler" episodes. There may be less resentment towards the networks, who are currently being accused - justifiably, I'd say - of yanking shows before they've established an audience.