"The West Wing" is a lame duck, even before the show's new president is decided.
N-B-C has announced it's canceling the Emmy-winning show after seven seasons.
Ratings have dropped since the show was moved from Wednesday to Sunday nights. N-B-C says the decision was made before John Spencer's death last month. Spencer played former presidential chief of staff and current vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry.
The finale will be May 14th, preceded by a one-hour retrospective.
"The West Wing" won four straight Emmys as best T-V drama.
Among other moves, the network is bumping "Law and Order" up an hour on Wednesdays -- meaning it'll compete directly with A-B-C blockbuster "Lost."