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Old 04-19-2010, 11:55 AM
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These days they might be more open to such as concept because several subsequent shows have demonstrated season long arcs like that can work.

Season 4 was produced 1997/1998 and most TV was still of a generally stand-alone weekly nature. There had been 'Murder One' within the legal drama genre but it got cancelled after two seasons and had to be rejigged a bit even for it's second year.

Now, what with 24, Battlestar Galactica, later DS9 and the mini-arcs of ENT it's been proven that such stories are viable.
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