RTÉ Television has confirmed that it will not be re-commissioning ‘The Clinic’ for next year. The medical drama which first hit screens in 2003 has been running for seven years.
Jane Gogan, Commissioning Editor for RTÉ TV Drama said: “I would like to pay tribute to all of the cast and crew who worked on the series over seven successful seasons and want to sincerely thank them for all of their hard work. ‘The Clinic’ has featured and developed some fantastic talent both on and off-screen and RTÉ looks forward to working with a range of cast and crew across other projects in the future. I would also like to thank the production company Parallel Films and look forward to continuing our fruitful relationship.”
Mary Callery, Executive Producer of Parallel Films commented: “We are so proud of ‘The Clinic’ and the critical and popular acclaim it has achieved over the years – none of which would have been possible without the efforts of the hugely talented cast and the expertise of our very hard working crew. We thank the viewers for their loyal support and assure them that Parallel Films will continue to create and produce fresh and original television drama for their future enjoyment.”
Jane Gogan concluded by saying: “RTÉ is justly proud of all seven series of ‘The Clinic’ but we believe that it is important to constantly review and innovate to ensure that we are delivering the best possible choice, variety and quality to our audience. I look forward to bringing a range of new drama to the Irish public in 2010 and beyond.”
To that end RTÉ plans to deliver an increase in hours of indigenous drama in 2010.