TV: To end or not to end?: The dilemma of Showrunners and Writers

Television, as a platform, is relentless. But while there is a need for shows to fill the schedules of the multitude of channels at our disposal, the question of how long to continue any one show is difficult. The balance between new and continuing programmes has to be kept at a level that will both please and stimulate audiences. Which has lead me to ponder whether some programmes currently being produced have outstayed their welcome in our television guides, or have for the sake of their dedicated fanbases continued to a point where they can no longer bow out gracefully. It’s certainly an interesting talking point – especially when you consider the choices that some writers make in order to make sure that their creative projects go out ‘with a bang’ or ‘on a high’. Continue reading “TV: To end or not to end?: The dilemma of Showrunners and Writers”

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