Adding to the list of shows suffering from network turmoil is the Patricia Arquette supernatural drama Medium, which seems to be getting a lot of attention now that two companies are fighting for it. The CBS TV-produced series was cancelled by NBC, and the former just can’t let go of the issue.
NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman commented on the matter, which revolves around Medium and fellow canned series My Name is Earl. He said that both were “an aging franchise, without a single fan letter, with no passion.” Hearing that, CBS Studios released a reply that was far from sympathetic.
“NBC’s cancellation of Medium is inexplicable to us,” the CBS statement said. “The ratings don’t lie: Medium outperforms many of NBC’s renewed shows.”
While this is true, the network even added reasons why the cancelled paranormal series shouldn’t have been axed. “Despite inconsistent scheduling, Medium — under the creative vision of (creator) Glenn Gordon Caron, one of the most preeminent producers in television — has always performed with distinction both creatively and commercially. Multiple award-winning actress Patricia Arquette and the cast have delivered a stellar series for five consistent seasons. The awards and ratings speak for themselves.”
Could this mean hope for the struggling show? Fans continue to support Medium and might just get what they want, especially since the series’ production company is rallying behind them. CBS finished off their statement by adding, “We believe the show has a significant future and await developments.”
There might be a chance that Medium heads over to CBS, where it could succeed even further. Like the company responsible for the show, we remain patient until the network seals the fate of the show.
Medium stars acclaimed actress Patricia Arquette as the strong-minded Allison DuBois, a self-proclaimed spirit communicator who works for an Arizona district attorney’s office. The cancelled series has enjoyed a five-year run, with almost a hundred episodes to its credit. It also stars Jake Weber, Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and David Cubitt.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC, The Hollywood Reporter
(Image Courtesy of NBC)