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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Girl Friends Cancelled- NO FINALE- If you had your way, how would it all end?

For those that didn't know, apparently Girl Friends has been canceled on the CW. There will be no additional episodes shot. There will be no series ending scripted episode. Here is a statement from the CW:

"The prolonged strike has changed business conditions and our programming strategy for the balance of the 2007/08 season. To better focus its creative and financial resources, The CW will only resume production on shows that are in consideration for renewal next year. As a result, we will not order additional episodes of the long-running comedy, `Girlfriends,' which planned to conclude its 8-year run at the end of this season. This was a very difficult decision for us, and was based solely on the considerable cost to license each episode in an extremely unusual business environment.

The affection, appreciation and respect for the show's accomplishments and the talents of the artists could not be greater. 'Girlfriends' was a landmark comedy that helped anchor important nights for both The CW and UPN, and proved to be one of the most enduring and popular shows in TV history with African-American viewers.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for eight great seasons from creator Mara Brock Akil, stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Jill Marie Jones, Reggie Hayes, Khalil Kain, Keesha Sharp and all the cast, crew and production who have worked on the show. We are in discussions with Mara and the cast to bring closure to the show and its fans with a retrospective special to air this season." BLACK VOICES

Ironically, the final scripted show was the directing debut of Tracee Ellis Ross.They are planing on doing a clips show with the castmembers.

The rumors are true. Girlfriends is cancelled. That is fine. I can deal with that. But the way the CW is just canceling the show without a season finale. I feel it to be a slap in the face to let us know after this week's new episodes, by the way these were the final episodes of the show. WTF!!!! WTF!!! They bragged about Girlfriends being one of the longest running shows and you treat it like this????? I am so confused. Is it not worth it. SOURCE

There is a campaign to give the show a proper send off.
I wasn't always happy with the plot lines, but I don't know of another show like it out there

So if you had to write a final episode, how would it all end? Better yet, why not shoot a YouTube episode of how you think the show will end?