It would seem that the writers from LOST have a better exit strategy than the White House.
Some people accuse LOST of sometimes dragging things on, while never resolving anything. Plus, they enjoy killing off characters just like 24 does. While I’m not one of them, some feel strongly about that.
((Interesting, huh? Executive producer Carlton Cuse let the news slip, when asked about whether they've planned on a closed end to the show, that they are in discussions with ABC to pick an endpoint for the show. No real timetable was confirmed -- speculation ranged from two more to four more seasons -- but the producers want to make sure the show doesn't overstay its welcome.))
The Producer also makes an example of this with the too long running X-files.
I did like this little bit from the article.
((Matthew Fox didn't say much -- he looked like he'd rather be anywhere else -- but he did say that he enjoyed the captivity storyline a lot. "I certainly miss the rest of the cast, and the captivity stuff was very intense. It's been very challenging and rewarding."))
I get the feeling that Jack won’t be on the show for its entire run. I think Matthew Fox wants to start making more movies than getting strapped down to a TV show.