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They're Left Hanging

September 21, 2002

I really enjoyed Brian Lowry's Sept. 18 column, "All That Viewers Ask for Is a Little Closure," and I couldn't agree more.

The worst case of this policy that I have ever seen was concerning "The Fugitive 2000" on CBS.

The producers spent the entire season building up a complicated story line with several conspiracy theories.

When the series was not picked up, the powers that be decided it didn't matter if there was a conclusion. It would be like showing the first 23 hours of "24," then pulling the plug.

Now, I know that "The Fugitive 2000" did not bring in giant ratings, but as one of the 5 million or so people who watched every week, it felt like a slap in the face. If this is the regard that the networks have for the viewer, it's no wonder that they are losing ratings every year.

MIKE SUPERSTEIN

Arcadia

*

I'm a "Now and Again" fan and really miss it. It was the only weekly program that I tuned in for, and the whole deal with that show was the potential for closure in a lightly comic yet deeply emotional way. They really left us hanging.

A. SHAW

Beverly Hills

*

After much fanfare over the Sci Fi Channel's "Farscape" being renewed for two seasons, we have been told that the show will end after the fourth season ... with a cliffhanger! The decision was made too late to make the changes necessary to wind up the show properly.

I do not mind open-ended stories, when they are intentionally so, and when they are well executed. But this capricious act is not only inconsiderate, it is a gross insult to the viewers, who had been promised another season and a proper finale.

RALPH G. JOHNSON

St. Louis

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