Why Was ‘JAG’ Cancelled?

by Jeremy Spirogis
The cast of JAG

If you’re an enormous fan of JAG,
one factor you may marvel is why the collection ended. All isn’t misplaced, as a result of we
ultimately obtained a by-product within the type of NCIS
out of it. However, you continue to is likely to be interested by JAGS’s ending. What
occurred? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of about why the tv collection
JAG was cancelled.

When was ‘JAG’ on TV?

The cast of JAG | Monty Brinton/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images
The solid of JAG | Monty Brinton/CBS Photo Archive through Getty Images

JAG first aired September 23, 1995. The first episode is titled “A New Life.” The closing episode of JAG, titled “Fair Winds and Flowing Seas,” aired April 29, 2005. The present’s two fundamental characters are Harmon “Harm” Rabb Jr. (David James Elliott) and Sarah “Mack” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell).

What are the celebrities of ‘JAG’ so far?

Catherine Bell and David James Elliott | Mathew Imaging/FilmMagicCatherine Bell and David James Elliott | Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic
Catherine Bell and David James Elliott | Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic

After JAG ended, Elliott appeared in a 2005 TV film
titled The Stranger I Married. He performed the position of Terry Evanshen. He
then appeared in an episode of Medium titled “Twice Upon a Time.” In
2006, Elliott landed a job as a collection common on the tv present Close
to Home,
through which he performed the character James Conlon till 2007. In 2008,
he had a recurring position as David Renwald within the collection The Guard. Elliott
at present seems within the Netflix drama Spinning Out.

Bell starred within the 2005 TV film Sci Fi Inside: The
Triangle
. This led to her look in a associated mini-series titled The
Triangle
. After a number of tv motion pictures and small TV roles, Bell starred in
the tv collection Army Wives. She performed the position of Denise Sherwood
from 2007 to 2013. Her subsequent recurring position was in The Good Witch, taking part in
the character Cassie Nightingale from 2015 to 2019.

Why was ‘JAG’ cancelled?

The cast of JAG | Gale M. Adler/CBS Photo Archive via Getty ImagesThe cast of JAG | Gale M. Adler/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images
The solid of JAG | Gale M. Adler/CBS Photo Archive through Getty Images

During interviews with the Seattle Times and Chicago
Tribune
, JAG creator Donald P. Bellisario says the viewers had been merely
too previous. According to him, the older demographic is what prompted the present to
fizzle out. “The motive JAG isn’t coming again is only demographic.
Nothing extra,” stated
Bellisario in a 2005 interview with the Seattle Times. “Our 18- to
34-year-old viewers is sort of nonexistent. Almost all of our viewers are over
50. Why don’t advertisers go for that group? My God, we’ve much more cash
than any of those children,” Bellisario added.

In his interview with the Chicago Tribune, Bellisario
echoed what he advised the Seattle Times. Although he says JAG was a
nice present, he was glad to be engaged on NCIS as a result of the present appealed
to a youthful viewers. “While JAG was terrific and had a number of followers,
they had been older followers, and that’s one motive it was canceled,” Bellisario advised
the Chicago Tribune in 2005. “With NCIS, I wished a youthful
viewers. I write this in a different way, and it’s shot and edited in a different way.”

Did David James Elliott’s departure play a job in ‘JAG’ ending?

Catherine Bell and David James Elliott | CBS/Getty ImagesCatherine Bell and David James Elliott | CBS/Getty Images
Catherine Bell and David James Elliott | CBS/Getty Images

Although some followers assume Elliott’s departure is one more reason
JAG ended, TV Guide reviews
this isn’t true. According to the publication, Elliott’s contract was not
renewed, so he had no selection however to go away the present. Bellisario advised TV Guide
he was seeking to rent somebody youthful and cut back prices. At the time, the present’s
destiny was unclear, so the TV government was centered on constructing a youthful solid.
Here’s what Bellisario stated about Elliott leaving JAG:

David left, and we want him effectively. His contract was up, and we by no means anticipated it to go on. We needed to minimize prices. We began doing episodes with much less of David, and it grew to become apparent to him that we weren’t going to renegotiate [his contract]. We desire a youthful, hipper JAG. It was at all times supposed that Catherine can be [on] the present subsequent season however [Elliott] wouldn’t.

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