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Old January 15 2013, 04:08 AM   #4
Steven321
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Re: Do you agree with TNG being cut short for the movies/other shows?

@Melakon

The original place I seen it was on Wikipedia, so far I haven't done any further reading up on it as of yet, but here is the quote from Wiki.

Although the cast members were contracted for eight seasons,[33] Paramount ended The Next Generation after seven, disappointing and puzzling some of the actors, and an unusual decision for a successful television show. Although doing so let the studio begin making films using the cast, which it believed would be less successful if the show were still on television,[34] the main reason was that additional seasons would likely have reduced the show's profitability due to higher cast salaries and a lower price per episode when sold for stripping. The decision also encouraged viewers to watch Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the forthcoming Star Trek: Voyager, both of which were much cheaper to make than The Next Generation. The show's strong ratings continued to the end; the series finale was ranked No. 2 among all shows that week, between fellow hits Home Improvement and Seinfeld.[33]
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