NBC Foresees 'Medium' Renewal
Show gets fourth season in 2007-08
NBC announced Monday that it's picking up the drama series for the 2007-08 season, which will let star Patricia Arquette and everyone else associated with the show breathe a little easier headed into next week's upfronts. The show had been considered on the bubble for renewal.
"'Medium' is a quality show with an outstanding star that has always delivered a very loyal audience," NBC chief Kevin Reilly says. "We are pleased to know that we can look forward to more of its unique storytelling next year under executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron's superb creative vision."
"Medium" draws 8.5 million viewers per week and a 3.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Though those numbers are down from past seasons, the show has been a fairly reliable self-starter on Wednesday nights, building substantially on the 18-49 ratings of lead-in "Crossing Jordan" (2.3).
The series is the seventh NBC has picked up for next year; the others are "Heroes," "Law & Order: SVU," "Las Vegas," "30 Rock," "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office." The network will also have Sunday-night NFL games once again in the fall.
In addition to Arquette, "Medium" stars Jake Weber, Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vassilieva, David Cubitt and Maria Lark. Caron ("Moonlighting") created the show and executive produces with Kelsey Grammer, Rene Echevarria, Steve Stark and Ronald L. Schwary.