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The Aloha TV Season: You Say Hello, I Say Goodbye
May 9, 2008  | By David Bianculli
 
In Hawaii, "Aloha" means both hello and goodbye. Consider 2007-08 the Aloha TV Season, because just as we've welcomed our favorite shows back to the schedule, it's time to say farewell again.

scrubs.jpgLast night, Scrubs and 30 Rock presented their NBC season finales. Survivor calls it quits for the season Sunday with its traditional live climax, Brothers & Sisters also bows out, and next week offers a long now-you-see-them, now-you-don't parade of series making their last bows until fall.

Samantha Who? and Medium vanish after Monday. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is gone after Tuesday. Thursday serves up the final 2007-08 installments of My Name Is Earl, Smallville, Supernatural, ER and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A week from tonight is the final Moonlight, while Saturday Night Live stops going live after a week from Saturday.

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And next Sunday, nine days from today, marks the season's final fresh episodes of Desperate Housewives, The Simpsons, Aliens in America and Everybody Hates Chris.

Aloha as in goodbye, Desperate Housewives. The next day, Aloha as in hello, American Gladiators.

Oh, poi...

 

 

1 Comment

 

Eileen said:

Wasn't last night "Aloha" for "30 Rock"? Didn't it just return a few weeks ago? David, your list of what's going off only made me more thankful for the early Mother's Day gift from my son of Season 1 - 30 Rock.

The sad fact, which you (mercifully) didn't mention, is tv screens across America will now be polluted by "reality" shows.

When does the "Mad Men" second season begin? Please, please say soon.

All I can say is thank God for PBS and DVD's. (Whoops. I meant to start with "30 Rock," and forgot, because I'd seen it in advance. I'll add it now. Thanks. Oh, and "Mad Men" season two? It begins in July. -- David B.)

Comment posted on May 9, 2008 10:33 AM

 
 
 
 
 
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