Fans of axed CBS comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine and supernatural series Ghost Whisperer are hoping that rival broadcaster ABC, which produces both shows for CBS, will pick up and save them following their cancellation today.
Fans of axed CBS comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine and supernatural series Ghost Whisperer are hoping that rival broadcaster ABC, which produces both shows for CBS, will pick up and save them following their cancellation today. While the axe of Old Christine isn’t perhaps surprising given the fact it’s suffered from failing ratings for the past two seasons the axing of Ghost Whisperer did come as a surprise. The series, which was paired up with Medium after CBS poached the Patricia Arquette drama from NBC, was seen as relatively safe and was expected to be renewed.
However, CBS has surprisingly decided to cancel Ghost Whisperer and renew Medium instead – both shows share similar premises but while Medium is produced in-house Ghost Whisperer is produced by ABC. Perhaps looking back the writing was on the wall for GW when CBS stepped in to save Medium, its own show, perhaps eying it up as a replacement for GW. Fans of both shows are now hoping that ABC will step in and save the shows but while it’s not impossible the simple fact is dramas/comedies ect hoping channels is actually rare – even if last season threw up two examples: Medium and Scrubs.
It is ABC’s experience with Scrubs which is likely to put them off picking up either Old Christine or Ghost Whisperer. When NBC decided to end Scrubs after eight seasons ABC stepped in and renewed the comedy for a 9th season. However, most of the stars such as Zach Braff considered Scrubs to be over and although they did eventually return, for a handful of episodes, the series was revamped for its new run on ABC. It was announced earlier this week that Scrubs had been cancelled – again – in news that surprised no one because of poor ratings. So having tried and failed to keep Scrubs going is ABC really going to potentially get itself burnt again so soon with Old Christine and Ghost Whisperer?