Monday, February 11, 2008

It's Monday night, do you know where Medium is?

Once again, Medium is not on its scheduled night. No. Instead we have an hour of American Gladiator and two hours of Deal or No Deal. That's your entertainment, folks! So much for prime time TV.

So I went to NBC and searched. Not a word about why Medium has not been running for the past three weeks. Never mind that the new season only just began after a long, long, long wait, but after 3 episodes, poof! gone without a trace and no explanation of when it will resume.

No, I don't believe it has anything to do with the writers' strike. They had all summer and fall and some of winter to get at least most of the episodes in the can, and so far they've only shown three.

After searching the NBC site and finding nary a word about Medium (except a lot of advertising for it), I sent them an email to ask them what was going on and when was it coming back.

A few minutes later I got this response:
Thanks for your email. NBC values your comments, but unfortunately, due to the volume of emails we receive, we cannot respond to each one. Please check our FAQ section to see if your question is answered there:
/faq/


I'm tempted to say something rude here, but I won't. Because I'm a polite person even if NBC doesn't give a fig about its viewers. And they wonder why they're losing so many viewers to cable!

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:10 a.m.

    I can sympathize - Medium is my husband's favorite show. We went looking and hunting for some word of when it will return and also came up with nothing.

    I tried to make him feel better by telling him how bad it is for Men In Trees - don't even getme started on that one.

    It didn't makehim feel better......

    At least with cable shows you know exactly when to expect and when. Network TV is a HUGE mess!

    Kathy

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  2. Sometimes shows seem to disappear into the atmosphere..and then show up again out of the blue! ...I see your little birdie pet while I am typing this and he makes me smile ..hee hee!

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  3. Colette~We were wondering the same thing last night! The re-run of CSI Miami was not one we wanted to re-watch as well. So, off to the Discovery HD channel my hubby went. I went back into my office and worked on projects! =)

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  4. I've been renting DVD's at the library. The Fine Living Channel has Martha Stewart's program which I enjoy. At least MS isn't re-run.

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  5. I do think it's the writer's strike. I think they don't get them "in the can" the way they used to, to allow for late-breaking events, etc. I think they do a few, then show a few reruns (not all in the summer, as they used to). Then they do a few more, then more reruns, etc. Glad I don't watch those series (CSI Miami is the only one, and I notice last night was a rerun). Incidentally, I'm pretty sure NBC owns Bravo, and I don't know the other network/cable connections, but I know they're there.

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  6. I hate when they do that! I loved to watch Dr Martin on UK tv and oneday it just wasn't there anymore... I miss it so much.. very sad.

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  7. In the States network TV has "sweeps week" where they put on their best shows, get lots of viewers and this rating is used for the advertising rate. Due to the writers strike, a lot of networks are deliberately holding back shows so they'll have new ones to show during the sweeps week so they can charge more for advertising and then show us more commercials and less shows (LOL)

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