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Old 09-04-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim's Son View Post
Few television shows back then ended with resolution. "The Fugitive" in 1967 with the two parter where Dr Kimble is finally cleared, is an exception. When you consider the huge ratings that got, I wonder what took television so long to make "final episodes" into a huge, must see event. Perhaps decisions to renew or not were made after filming was stopped for a particular season.
I believe that TV shied away from any final resolutions ever since deciding that they needed to bring Davy Crockett back from the dead after the Alamo episode of the 1955 miniseries. Basically, executives wanted the option of going on forever.