‘Sex and the City’ Ending Next Year
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ ``Sex and the City″ will end after its sixth season, with the final episode airing early next year.
The Emmy-winning comedy will stretch its sixth season over two years, HBO announced Tuesday at a meeting of the Television Critics Association.
Twenty episodes will begin production in March. Twelve will be broadcast this summer and the rest starting in January 2004.
HBO didn’t entirely shut the door to more episodes, however.
``All the principals involved felt that this was a strong place to go off,″ said Carolyn Strauss, HBO’s executive vice president in charge of original programming. ``If somewhere along the line they change their mind and feel that they could do more of this, it would be fantastic.″
The show stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon as 30-something women yearning for sex, love and the perfect footwear in New York City.
The comedy, along with ``The Sopranos,″ established the cable TV channel as capable of producing hit original programming.