New York Post


February 20,2001

Some of TV's oldest series are in the homestretch.

GREAT TV shows are never cancelled - they are retired.

And so the countdown has begun on the final few episodes of some of TV's oldest shows which, come spring, will be given gold watches and sent off to rerun land,

"Walker, Texas Ranger," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Xena: Warrior Princess" will end their long runs in May and over the summer, while "3d Rock from the Sun" is expected to fall out of orbit.

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And there is no secret about the "Xena" finale, which will air this summer.

"Xena" star Lucy Lawless says the show's final few episodes will feature several musical numbers.

"It will be a kind of disco version of Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer's Night's Dream,'" Lawless told

"There will be all sorts of relationship mixups and gender-bending."

Lawless says she wants to do a "Xena" movie but, for now, those plans have been shelved.

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