Articles for Medium Season 5

If NBC is still unsure about the future of Chuck, the network recently added paranormal crime drama Medium to the list of shows it is renewing, although the renewal isn‘t for a full-season.  Joining rookies Southland and Parks and Recreation and My Name is Earl, Medium will have at least a 13-episode run, but the number can go to as high as 18 or a full season.Medium, which was renewed for its sixth season, has been a midseason show for three of its five seasons on NBC, and has steadily attracted a fair share of the ratings despite not producing the same buzz as its Monday companions Heroes and Chuck.  Its debut run, for instance, reeled in an average of 13.9 million viewers.  In 2005, meanwhile, lead Patricia Arquette, who plays research medium Allison DuBois on the show, won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, in addition to nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG award in 2007. Read more »
NBC unveiled their slate of programs for the 2009-2010 season this morning.  Six new pilots were picked up (two comedies, four dramas).  NBC failed to concoct an actual day-by-day schedule for the Fall - they are expected to release that schedule within a couple of weeks.  Not mentioned during NBC‘s announcement this morning were the likes of Chuck, Medium, My Name is Earl, Law & Order and Life.  Some of those series could get picked up for mid-season.  As of right now, the fall schedule looks filled to the brim, especially when you consider that Jay Leno‘s new show will be taking up five hours of prime-time per week.  For Chuck fans, the wait continues, although the forecast isn‘t terribly bright.  Shows picked up for next season include Parks and Recreation, Southland and Heroes.  NBC has also ordered six more episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday for the Fall.  Here‘s a rundown of the six new shows from NBC: Read more »
Adding to the list of shows suffering from network turmoil is the Patricia Arquette supernatural drama Medium, which seems to be getting a lot of attention now that two companies are fighting for it.  The CBS TV-produced series was cancelled by NBC, and the former just can‘t let go of the issue.NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman commented on the matter, which revolves around Medium and fellow canned series My Name is Earl.  He said that both were "an aging franchise, without a single fan letter, with no passion."  Hearing that, CBS Studios released a reply that was far from sympathetic. Read more »
As Medium returns tonight on NBC, Allison (Patricia Arquette) dreams about and eventually meets a quirky bank teller named Mrs. Boddicker who predicted a recent robbery at the bank she works for.  Elsewhere, Joe‘s (Jake Weber) new job in San Diego is understandably putting a strain on the family and it‘s up to Alison to learn to cope in his absence.On the last episode of the supernatural drama, Cynthia Keener (Anjelica Houston) returned and asked Allison for help to find a missing friend of hers.  She was also asked by a real estate mogul to help find his missing wife. In the meantime, Joe struggled with the decision when offered a position that required a move to San Diego, but eventually accepted the offer.  Read more »
After its initial announcement last month about the shows it would pick up, today NBC revealed its official 2009-2010 schedule and also made several official cancellations.My Name is Earl and Medium are both gone, though there are possibilities that both shows could be picked up by rival networks.  For My Name is Earl, it‘s especially difficult since the season ended with a cliffhanger.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
Continuing in this exciting week of Fall schedules, CBS revealed its lineup today, and while many shows remain fixed, there are some big moves.  The Mentalist, this past season‘s top new show, will get the coveted post-CSI timeslot Thursdays at 10pm.And one day after NBC officially cancelled Medium, CBS scooped it up and Patricia Arquette will now see ghosts right after Jennifer Love Hewitt does the same thing on Ghost Whisperer.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW  Read more »