CBS saves Medium after cancellation by NBC

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 21, 2009 | 7 Comments

Patricia Arquette as Allison DuBois in MediumLess than 24 hours after NBC cancelled the Emmy-awarding winning series Medium, which has enjoyed five seasons on the network, CBS announced that it was picking the series up. The show, starring Patricia Arquette as a psychic who works in the Phoenix District Attorney’s office to help crack criminal cases, will air on Friday nights following Ghost Whisperer this fall on CBS. In addition to the Emmy Arquette won in 2005 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series, she was nominated three times for a Golden Globe for her work on the show. Medium also won a 2006 ASCAP Award for Top TV series.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Nancy • May 21, 2009 @ 10:57 AM

    I’m glad it won’t be cancelled. I love this show, watch it every week. Ghost Whisperer as well.

  2. Cindy McAllister • May 21, 2009 @ 10:17 PM

    2 of my favorite shows. Yaay !

  3. Ellen • May 22, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

    Definitely one of my favorites! NBC made a very stupid decision but thankfully CBS made a very intelligent one. I hope the move to a different day/time does not hurt the shows popularity however–this can & has been a death sentence to many shows. I don’t think the ratings system reflects the true following of shows’ fans. Time for a change!

  4. 4thjet • May 22, 2009 @ 9:13 PM

    Glad CBS was brilliant to pick it up. NBC moved it around so much I never knew when it was on!
    Now Friday nights will be great 3 favs in a row with GW Medium and Numb3rs!!

  5. Nancy • May 23, 2009 @ 1:09 PM

    Exactly, 4thjet. They do that with alot of shows…move them around. Seems like it’s on a different day every week…then they wonder why they have no viewers! I have digital cable so I can type the title of the show in and search for it and if it’s on within the next 2 or 3 days on any channel, I can set a reminder on it but, there are alot of people who don’t have the “search” feature and if I recall correctly, someone told me that you have to PAY for a guide book for satellite??

  6. Kim • May 23, 2009 @ 9:02 PM

    I agree, Nancy, if they want viewers they should stick to one time slot. I have satellite (Bell) and there’s a search as well, but for a little over one week ahead. No need for a guide book. I think that’s why TV Guide went out of business here in Canada.

  7. Carol • May 24, 2009 @ 3:06 PM

    not big on this stuff. I never watched it, so it doesn’t matter either way to me, but the hype that I was used to hearing at work and on the radio about this show has certainly slowed down.

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