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Medium: NBC Cancels Patricia Arquette Series, Still Hope for Season Six?

MediumNBC has decided to cancel its long-running midseason staple, Medium, after five seasons on the air. Do you think Allison DuBois saw it coming?

Medium revolves a wife, mother, and psychic (Patricia Arquette) who uses her abilities to help the local police force. The show also features Miguel Sandoval, Maria Lark, Jake Weber, Sofia Vassilieva, David Cubitt, Miranda Carabello, Tina DiJoseph, John Prosky and Kendahl King.

The drama has been longtime midseason player for the peacock network, starting off in January 2005. Season one averaged almost 14 million viewers. Later seasons have attracted fewer people but the show has remained a good utility player for NBC. This season, the series built on the rapidly declining lead-in audience of Heroes.

But ultimately, the renewal decision came down to dollars and cents. NBC wanted financial cutbacks and a limited episode order. As a result, talks with the show’s studio, CBS TV Studios, stalled last week and NBC has passed on season six.

There is a strong possibility that Medium could move to CBS next season. The show’s already in syndication and the studio would reap big benefits by producing new episodes.

One possible scenario has Medium being placed on CBS’ Friday night schedule, sandwiched between compatible Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs. What do you think of that schedule?

 

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cindy March 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

To Whom it may concern …I do not watch TV, I have a very busy life. I record Medium and love it, I so looked forward to it each week. It is the only TV show I watch. Since it has been cancelled I have tried to watch other shows and I have been so disappointed with all the bad acting. Medium was amazing, interesting, good and ethical stories. Even though Allison is a medium she is a normal mom, wife and career woman dealing with everday life. Joe is a great husband who is trying to take care of his family. Everyone I know likes it, most people I know are like me and do not watch a lot of TV, but do watch Medium. Can’t believe it was cancelled I hope so much someone picks up the series.

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Fernando January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm

this just sucks! no mention anywhere that it was the series finale.
was a great show, will be missed CBS should pick it up. Numbers crunchers aren’t always right.

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jan johnson January 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

i was soooo disappointed that medium was cancelled. i was shocked. i hope another network supports it. i really want it back. please bring it back. jan

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Tricia January 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I am so upset! I didn’t even realize it was the series finale! I thought it was just the season finale! My whole family watches this show together weekly! It is the only one we ALL like! I am so sad that Joe died also. Allison and Joe belonged together. I could not imagine Allison growing old alone, she needed Joe, they needed eachother. Very sad!!!

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