Actress Lauren Graham is pleased her long-running US TV show Gilmore Girls is coming to an end because its punishing schedule has taken its toll. The American comedy drama, which traces the saga of a single mother and her daughter, played by Graham and Alexis Bledel, will be ending on 15 May (07) after seven seasons on air. But Graham struggled to find time to perfect the rapid witty dialogue in the show, and is glad she doesn't have to do it anymore. She says, "I think it's the best decision for the show. One of the things Alexis (Bledel, her co-star) and I wished could be different was the schedule, and it really can't be."