I'm not sure what you guys are watching on Wednesday night, but for me, the only show on my Tivo is one of NBC's few quality shows, Medium. You may remember the star, Patricia Arquette, winning an Emmy for it a few years back — and deservedly so. Variety published an article yesterday discussing the fact that it's soon time for networks to decide which shows, both new and old, are getting the axe this year. Here are the shows on the chopping block:
ABC: Men in Trees, Six Degrees, What About Brian , The Knights of Prosperity, According to Jim, and George Lopez
CBS: Jericho, The Class, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Close to Home, and Rules of Engagement
FOX: The War at Home, 'Til Death, Standoff, and newcomers The Winner and The Wedding Bells
CW: Veronica Mars, All of Us, and 7th Heaven
NBC: 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Medium, Crossing Jordan, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Now this really pisses me off. Badly. Medium is one of the few shows NBC has that is actually a great, original, and creative series that takes risks and keeps you thrilled every time it airs. And it used to do really well in the ratings until NBC, like the idiots they are, moved it to Wednesday nights and put it up against Lost – as opposed to the time slot it's always had on Mondays at 10.
You'd think if they had any brains they'd place the show before or after Heroes. They're both really great shows, they both deal with the supernatural intertwining with normal American life, and it'd finally give NBC a very strong competitive night of programming.
Now CBS owns Medium, so it's possible that if NBC does cancel it, that CBS will pick the show up for at least two more seasons so that they can see a profit (TV shows need to get to five seasons in order to make a good syndication package). But nonetheless, I really would be very upset if this show gets canceled due to NBC's dumb mistakes.
Please save the show!