Chuck Norris To Leave TV Show
Jan. 09, 2001
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Chuck Norris plans to walk away from ``Walker, Texas Ranger'' after eight seasons of the CBS action series.
The TV show, which stars Norris as a tough Texas lawman, will officially end its run in May with a two-hour finale.
The 60-year-old actor said he decided to quit television so he could focus on making movies again and enjoy more personal time.
``Being the executive producer and the lead doesn't give you much time for a life,'' Norris said in an interview in Monday's Los Angeles Times.
The series averages a respectable 10.2 million viewers, but ratings have steadily declined over the years.
``You always want to try to quit as a winner,'' Norris said. ``I feel very blessed that we've done eight years.''