Television: Another Teary Farewell

Television can be a cruel business. While Seinfeld, the show about nothing, is enjoying the most extravagant farewell celebration in the medium's history, Family Matters, the show about Urkel, has found that its goodbye is stirring up, well, nothing.

Worse than nothing, actually. After nine years on the air--eight seasons on ABC, where the show earned solid ratings and anchored the kid-friendly "TGIF" lineup; and a final season on CBS, where viewership dropped sharply--Family Matters hasn't just been canceled. CBS pulled the show off the air in January, and is holding the final seven episodes until June and July, when most...

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