Question: I was shocked to read that the new Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip show will run in place of Medium until mid-season on Monday nights. I'd bet the new show will be terrific, but why do fans of returning shows have to pay the price? Medium does have fans out there. Patricia Arquette is wonderful, and the show is really more of a family drama than a "spook" show. Could they not have put it on another night? I'm still feeling the effects of that "network" choosing 7th Heaven over Everwood and the loss of the amazing Invasion. Networks are so greedy they remind me of Enron execs.
Answer: Hmmm. I like it. Forcing Dawn Ostroff to actually watch all three seasons of One Tree Hill as penance for killing Everwood. Cruel and unusual punishment, indeed. As for Medium, NBC is making the argument that by benching it for half the season, it will return with all original episodes, which could help improve the show's slipping ratings. A new time period away from the CSI: Miami juggernaut also