I heard the same thing. I guess they thought all along the whole story would be wrapped up in around 100 episodes. The end of next season will be in the upper 90's. Sort of like a REALLY long mini series. I hope it's on at least another year.
I LOVE that show and have watched it since the first couple episodes. Me and one of my BFF are so crazy about it after the show we call each other and talk about it on the Phone LOL. I want to see it back on SO bad.
Big fan, I have even converted my hubby, who hated it at first and refused to watch it, now he knows me about it then I do. I hope it ends good and strong, but not too soon. I won't have anything to look forward to watching!! lol