NBC May Pick Up "Medium", "Scrubs" Returns Earlier
Emphasis on the word "may". The word is out the Peacock network has just ordered six additional scripts for its supernatural drama "Medium". And that's always good news. The network's midseason comedy "Andy Barker, P.I." won't be that lucky, though.
According to trade press, the psychic crime drama starring Patricia Arquette may get a new episodic order.
The show was off to a hot start back in January 2005 when it premiered to over 16 million viewers, being one of the brightest spots in the network's schedule that season.
Then NBC moved the show to its current Wednesday at 10 timeslot and delayed its 3rd season premiere till November 2006 to make way for Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" which unceremoniously flopped.
Although the ratings for the show cooled off quite a bit in its new timeslot the script order may be the first indication the network is thinking of bringing the show back for a 4th season.
Hollywood Reporter says NBC renewed its other "on-the-bubble" drama "Las Vegas" in part to keep the show in production and bank new episodes as there is some talk of a writer's strike in the fall.
Meanwhile "Andy Barker, P.I.", the new comedy from Conan O'Brien will no longer air as part of "Comedy Night Done Right" line-up. The last 2 episodes were rescheduled to Saturday night, the horrible place where bad shows go to die.
That's great news for the fans of "Scrubs" - NBC will air a new episode of the comedy a week earlier than originally scheduled, that's this Thursday at 9:31 p.m., in the show's new timeslot.
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