“Medium,” the show resurrected by CBS after NBC canceled it, may finally be on its last legs.
Eye on Tuesday reduced its order of the show from 22 down to 13 episodes. Decision to cut back on “Medium” comes after the network picked up all of its frosh series — and now finds itself with limited open shelf space.
With fewer needs, CBS opted to cut back on “Medium” in order to make room for midseason entries such as “Chaos,” “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” and new reality skein “Live to Dance.”
“Medium,” created by Glenn Gordon Caron, stars Patricia Arquette as research medium Allison Dubois. Jake Weber, Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and David Cubitt also star. CBS TV Studios is the studio; Caron, Kelsey Grammer, Steve Stark and Ronald L. Schwary are the exec producers.
In other primetime shuffles, Fox confirmed that the title to Shawn Ryan’s upcoming cop drama “Ride-Along” had been changed to “The Chicago Code.”
Network and studio opted to change the title after “Ride-Along” didn’t test well — as audiences likely didn’t get the police reference of going on a “Ride-Along.” Although “The Chicago Code” sounds a tad more generic at first whiff, it does play up the Windy City-ness of the show — and Ryan has made it clear that his native Chicagoland will play a big role in the show.
On his Twitter account, Ryan wrote that the new name “reflects our belief that it’s more than just a cop show… It’s a show about the police, politics, the Midwest, history, the city’s code. Plus adding “Chicago” to anything is always a good idea.”
Ryan, who was said to not be a fan at first about the title switch, has reason to be concerned about show names. It’s now widely held that his well-received FX drama “Terriers” has been hampered by its confusing title.