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Medium: CBS Saves Cancelled Show; Renewed for Season Six

MediumThough the series has declined in the ratings over the years, Medium’s always been a decent mid-season performer for the peacock network. Considering the state of NBC’s overall schedule, you’d think they’d be glad to have it back.

But, because of today’s economics and the network’s decision to schedule Jay Leno’s new show five nights a week, NBC cancelled Medium earlier this week.

Fortunately for fans of the show, CBS has decided to scoop it up. The network’s sister production company produces the show and makes a boatload of money from it in syndication. Bringing Medium back for more network episodes means that there will be more installments for the syndication package.

The show is also filling a problem spot on CBS’ Friday night schedule. The network hasn’t had much luck finding a strong, compatible show to fill the timeslot between Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs. Medium, which combines elements of paranormal, family and crime drama, seems like a natural fit.

Interestingly, both Medium and Ghost Whisperer debuted the same year but on different networks. The two have frequently been compared and pitted against one another. Who would have guessed they’d end up on the same network, working together?

 

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Rima June 5, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE Medium!!! The show is GREAT, the storyline very interesting, the family and love between them is so refreshing and balancing to the hardness of her gift. I agree with another viewer that this show gives you something to look forward to… All my friends and family feel this way, and trust me, I am a very busy person with lots going on, and it’s shows like Medium that make me make sure my TV is on and I am watching it!!! Thanks CBS, can’t wait for the new season!!!

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anina June 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

OMG just thought it will end like Carnevale!! I LOVE MEDIUM please keep it its the only show I have always and really every week been watching it for the last years!!!

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Lena June 4, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I am so happy to see CBS picked up Medium!!! It is one of our favorite shows and were very upset when we saw that it had been canceled. We enjoy the story lines and like each and every character! It will again be at the top of my ti-vo list, but now with CBS!!

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Herb Batson June 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

CBS, my family is cheering for you!! You are one smart network who has realized the award winning acting of Patricia Arquette and the stellar performances of her whole family not to mention the great thought provoking stories presented
We Love This Show!.

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Hannah :] June 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

Oh my gosh! I hoe they dont take Medium off!! Please Dont! Thats one of my favorite showsss!!!

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sandy June 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Please dont take Mediun off it is one of the best shows ever and it is something to look forward to please dont take it off

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medium lover June 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm

this is the more realistic of the psychic shows on tv.
now reconsider the UNIT

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April June 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Thank you CBS for proving once again that you are one smart network!! NBC is running itself into the ground. Medium is a great show, great stories and a great family! Thank you again CBS for bringing it back!!!!

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kimmy June 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm

please don’t canceled medium one of my best shows ever it is canceled but please renew it for season 6.

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KHARRISON June 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I am very pleased about MEDIUM being picked up by CBS..but VERY UNHAPPY that you have cancelled THE UNIT. It has been one of your very best shows!! PLEASE RECONSIDER!!!!!

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Diane Poirier June 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

Many thanks to CBS for picking up MEDIUM. I look forward to the next season!!!
Diane!!

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Teresa May 31, 2009 at 9:49 am

THANK YOU CBS YOU ARE A GREAT STATION AND NOW WE HAVE MORE GOOD SHOWS TO WATCH THANK YOU FOR SAVING MEDIUM, I LOVE ALLISON, JOE AND THE WHOLE CREW, THANKS!!!!!

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Teresa Rutherford May 31, 2009 at 9:45 am

I really do like Medium it is one of my favorite shows and now I am going to have it on one of my favorite channels CBS thank you sooooo!!! much

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Dusty May 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I can’t tell you how excited I am that Medium is being picked up by CBS! It is my son’s and my favorite show. We were so upset to here that it was ending! I love Ghost Whisper, too. I also love Jay Leno and am looking forward to his new show.

Way to go CBS!!!!

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Marie Reynolds May 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I’ve loved Medium since the beginning and my 19 year old son has a crush on Patricia Arquette! We are both SO happy that CBS has SAVED our favorite show!
BTW-the late 10pm Monday night slot may have had something to do with the ratings not being way up there. I’ve recorded it so I can watch it at an earlier time a day or so later. It will be great to be actually able to watch it when it broadcasts!

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