Several long-running shows are saying “so long” this month. Series like Malcolm in the Middle, That ’70s Show and The West Wing have each given us many hours of enjoyment. The characters are like family. Well, in some households that’s more true than in others.
Both Malcom in the Middle and The West Wing finales will be going head to head this Sunday, May 14, 2006. Malcolm and Wing will both wrap up their seventh seasons. Some viewers will have a hard time deciding which of the two to watch. Particularly difficult for the home of real life couple Jane Kaczmarek (mother Lois on Malcolm) and Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman on West Wing). Thank goodness for TiVo. I wonder what the mood will be like in their house the next day?
That 70’s Show (it’s final original episode airs on Thursday, May 18, 2006) also has a family connection to Malcolm. Actor brothers Chris (older brother Francis on Malcolm) and Danny (Steven Hyde on Show) Masterson have enjoyed concurrent FOX sitcom employment. What are the chances of that? Thankfully for Masterson family members, their finales are not airing at the same time.