Tuesday, May 19, 2009

NBC Cancels Medium, Calling Patricia Arquette Drama "An Aging Franchise"

Medium Patricia Arquette Allison Dubois screencaps images pictures photos screengrabs stillsMedium has been canceled. Apparently NBC co-chairmen Ben Silverman considers Medium to be "an aging franchise, without a single fan letter, with no passion", according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CBS TV Studios, the creators of Medium, told Silverman he was full of it, though with more polite phrasing. Medium has been bounced around the schedule like crazy, and still manages to attract better ratings than some of the shows NBC decided to review. Personally, I think this may just be a smoke screen to cover up the fact that Leno being on five nights a week takes up slots where these otherwise fine shows would have been residing.

The possible good news is that if NBC doesn't reconsider, CBS may pick up the series, pairing it with Ghost Whisperer on Fridays. That doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. I'm certainly not tired of Medium, especially if they keep finding ways to work Anjelica Huston into the plots.

PHOTO: Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois in Medium, c2009 CBS Paramount, NBC.

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