‘Medium‘ pretty much says good riddance to NBC.
“Last time we were here, NBC made us walk,” joked executive producer Glen Gordon Caron of the network that gave them the boot in May, during a presentation Monday at the television critics press tour.
But like waking from a bad dream, the canceled psychic crime-solving series was quickly scooped up by CBS.
Needless to say, star Patricia Arquette is pleased with the turn of events, since the new Fridays-at-9 time slot tucks her show perfectly behind the CBS hit ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ making for a spook-tastic genre block.
“I feel grateful, actually,” Arquette said. “I always thought there was great programming on CBS for us to be paired with.”
While they are enjoying new life at CBS, ‘Medium’ is plotting a deadly genius stunt for the fall.
Allison Dubois will star in her own version of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ for a special Halloween episode.
“We’re going to insert her into [the film], the landscape of her dreams,” says Caron, who acquired the rights to use footage from George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic.
“I’m so excited about it because I love that movie,” says Arquette, who started out in horror movies with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.’ “And here I am in a monster show.”
Previous gimmicks, such as 2005’s 3-D episode, channeled ratings success for the series in the past.
‘Medium’ premieres this fall on CBS on Friday, September 25th at 9 p.m.