Word came down from NBC early this morning that Third Watch has been cancelled. Bummer. As great as the show is, it just never grabbed the attention of the public at large or the press. Year after year they toiled away, making great episode after great episode, but it continually flew under peoples’ radar. TV Guide would run story after story on American Idol or Law and Order or other fashionable shows, but hardly ever mentioned Third Watch.
So now we’re coming down to the final handful of episodes. It looks like the last one will air on April 29, but I’m not so sure about that. We’ll see. Hopefully A&E will continue to air repeats for a while.