Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Ghost Whisperer Cancelled, Medium Renewed
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In non-political news, the Greenlee Curse is broken! Ordinarily, when I tout a TV show that I like here on the blog, it is doomed to failure. Usually early failure. But in addition to V being renewed on ABC, my perennial favorite, Medium (starring Patricia Arquette) has been renewed! Hazzah!
Medium is based on the real life psychic, Allison Dubois, with significant Hollywood tweakage. It's an interesting hybrid of a police procedural (another of those, Cold Case was cancelled) and a supernatural thriller like The X-Files or Fringe. Okay, that may be overstating it. Actually, the closest show to Medium would have to be Ghost Whisperer which was just handed its walking papers. That's actually a big surprise, and goes against conventional entertainment reporter wisdom. I think it is fitting though. The acting on Medium (particularly Jake Weber and at least two of the three children) is outstanding, far outclassing anything on GW.
CBS Cancels 'Cold Case,' 'Ghost Whisperer' and More; 'Medium' Renewed
CBS officially canceled seven series today, the Live Feed is reporting.
Among the shows axed is the Sunday-night procedural 'Cold Case,' which slipped in the ratings in recent seasons but still drew relatively decent numbers in its 10PM timeslot. 'Cold Case' ends after seven seasons on the network. . .
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