Where is it written that a series has to run for years. Some of the "Cable" channels seem to do OK with reruns of low episode count shows. Yeah I know, in the so called minds of the programming types at the networks. Pitch a 1 year only show and they probably laugh at you and give you the bums rush. Some shows would easily fit into a one year run where the show ends properly at the end of the year. It is the channels that have to stretch them too long. For me lost started out OK during the first year, Then it just fizzled and I stopped watching. If they had brought everything to a close at the end of the first year I would have liked it better than giving up watching it like I did. Mork & Mindy, The first year was the best. Then it seemed like they reined in Robin Williams and ruined it.