It's A Wrap: 30 Rock And Other Awesome Shows That Went Out On Top

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I’m a huge fan of 30 Rock, but I was happy to hear it when they announced the series is wrapping up next season. I prefer the Ab Fab model to the Bonanza one - a series moving on while adoring fans still want more as opposed to becoming something we take for granted. It’s like reading a good book. We approach the end aware how many pages are left while appreciating what we’ve enjoyed so far.

While the concept seems foreign (literally, the concept seems completely un-American), it often works well. Some of the best shows I can remember have been perfect examples of quality over quantity. Whether they had well-planned exits or were unexpectedly cut short, my top picks for shows that left primetime while still in their prime:

Absolutely Fabulous - 6-ish seasons (3 seasons and 3 specials)
Last January, Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) returned for an hourlong special, 20 years after the first season of the drinking, drugging, Lacroix-loving fabulousness began. And it’s still brilliant. Maybe even better as reality TV and social media have given Saunders so much more fodder for the PR and fashion worlds Edina and Patsy inhabit. Best news of all, Saunders is at work on the film.




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