Jericho picked up, Medium replaces Kidnapped

CBS has given a full-season order to its freshman series Jericho. The network credits the series with boosting its ratings for the night in key demographics.

Jericho averages 11.3 million weekly viewers, and has lifted CBS's Wednesday 8-9 p.m. ratings almost 50 percent over last year. The show stars Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney, and Ashley Scott in a tale of a Midwestern town dealing with the aftermath of a nuclear bomb explosion.

Jericho is the second new series to get a full-season pickup. NBC gave Heroes a full-season order last week.

NBC has confirmed it is bringing back the Patricia Arquette mystery drama Medium. Beginning November 15, Medium will air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m., in the spot Kidnapped is vacating.

Freshman action series Kidnapped was moved to Saturdays last week after it was announced the show will wrap production after its 13th episode is filmed. The network had committed to airing 13 episodes.

CBS is not immune to the freshman blues. The net pulled expensive Ray Liotta drama Smith from the schedule last week.

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how do i download a free episode of medium...where do i go to download it?
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I really think "Jericho" could happen in the US - remember - who thought the Twin Towers in New York City could go down like they did? I'm glad it got extended - it is one of my "must see" TV events of the week. Also, "Medium" coming back - woohoo! I've been waiting for that!
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I'm THRILLED that "Medium" is returning. It is soooo much better than ghost whisperer. I can live with loosing "Kidnapped' which I was wathing, in order to bring back "Medium" - someone at NBC is finally AWAKE!!
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Jericho has good potential to become something big so a full season order is great!
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While I am very happy that Medium is returning, I am very upset that Kidnapped is being cancelled. I have never watched Jericho, but maybe I will watch it this week, since it doesn't mess with anything else that I watch on Weds at 8
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Jericho is cool
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Well I think you needed Skeet to dominate the early episodes to draw viewers in. He is the star of the show, but I feel Stanley, Hawkins, Johnston and Eric are right now more scene stealers.



Hopefully we can rally enough fans to get Jericho a cover on TVGuide and Entertainment Weekly.
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Jericho is a good idea, the show could be a hit. However, it is quite annoying to see Skeet Ulrich in 95% of all the scenes. This guy is everywhere and does everything. The entire show seems to be based on him. How about promoting some of the other characters? This show which has a high potential will not last with so much attention payed to his character.
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Sorry Scifi Channel the best show on TV is not on Friday nights its on Wednesdays nights on CBS and its JERICHO !!!!!
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Soooo happy! Love Jerico!!! And so sorry for Kidnapped fans but YEAH!!! Medium is back! Will have to tape. It is opposite CSI NY.
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I am so confused. I thought kidnapped was a great show, but I thought that the six feet under detective guy was the show and he would move on from the Dana Delaney/Tim Hutton case and keep finding other kidnapped people. So, I am glad to see Medium is coming back, I love that show, but does that mean that we will never know if the son is released?? I hate watching new shows and getting involved then they are cancelled.
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Fantastic! It's an awesome show. The casting is dynamite, everyone just messes well. Storyline is unfolding perfectedly. Kudos!!
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Jericho is an interesting show. Happy to hear about full season pickup. Its a one of a kind show that stand out from the crowd this season.
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Yeah Medium's back, but I am sad that it is replacing Kidnapped it was interesting, but I am not surprised that Smith didn't make it cause it wasn't that good.
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I havent watched Jericho yet (have classes at that time) but I'm glad it have the full season though. I still hated the idea that Invasion was gone just because of something like 6 Degrees. (And was it Heroes that replaced the series known as Surface?
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I finally pick a show that gets picked for more, seems like what I like gets canceled. Glad to here that Medium will return but I'll have to tape it, I always watch CSI:NY. I loved it on Mondays, it gave me something to look forward to on Monday.
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Yes a new show I like finally gets picked up as I was 0-2 with Smith and Kidnapped what a croc anyways thanks Jericho
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I'm so thrilled that CBS picked up Jericho. I got burned last time by stupid ABC who cancelled Miracles, the other Skeet Ulrich show that I loved. I was worried that this would happen again, but thankfully the tv gods are smiling.



I like the show a lot, and I think it is going to get a lot darker as time goes on and supplies start to dwindle and reality overrides the denial people seem to be in right now.
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Jericho is great and believable, I love Sleet Ulrich but should he be at every crisis; that is the part that is unbelievable. Let him pick the blonde please, the brunette is so annoying. Give the father more air time it will be a beatter balance.

Medium is coming back, but please not opposite CSI NY, it will loose Please rethink its time slot. Her husband is such a wimp, every single night she wakes up with a dream she had, and the jerk get s up with her, if someone kept breaking my sleep i would be angry. The kids are fabulous, so real, such good actresses. The format should change, in the middle of the night, change it around, writers use your imagination.
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I am glad to hear that Jericho is staying on for a full season. Although I do agree with "Sadisfied" that Jake's mom is a bit annoying. Anyways I am also glad that Medium is coming back. That is a pretty darn good show. So congrats to both Jericho and Medium; I will set the DVR for both.
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Jericho is definitely one of my favorite shows this season. Along with Heroes, Runaway and Studio 60 it's right up there. I'm glad to see it get a full season, and now am more optimistic for both Heroes and Jericho to come back next year. Now, if they'd just pick up Studio 60 and Runaway for full season orders I'd sleep better at night.



It'll be interesting for Medium to move to Wednesdays. I'm guessing since it'll be on after Lost it'll be an interesting time slot as well. I don't have anything going up against The Nine right now though, so it'll be fine for me. I just hope this move doesn't hurt it but rather does for the show what Thursdays are doing for Grey's Anatomy.
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Jericho rules!
My two top new shows....Heroes and Jericho!!!
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I wanted Jericho to be cancelled. Just too darn predictable and Jake's mom is annoying.
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ok then
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doesn't matter what Medium goes up against.... it probably will win No.2..... because CSI:NY is on a roll!
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Yea, Jericho is continued! And Medium finally returns....but on Wednesdays? Against CSI:NY? I was hoping it would be teamed up with Heroes.
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I'm excited for Medium!!!!!!!
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I was looking forward to Dateline....
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HELL YEAH! I'm excited for Medium!!!!!!!
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Kidnapped is airing 13 episodes and they will wrap up the story ! That is what I am hearing. It's the best show on TV, too bad NBC is so short-sighted - can only air stupid game shows like deal or no deal, or 1 vs. 100 or reality tv like biggest loser - used to be a pretty decent network- now they just want mouth breathers for viewers.
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yes for jericho love this show and so glad medium is finally back I have been waiting for that
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Jericho is pretty good. You know what I miss, Jeremiah. I liked that show.... When are they going to put out the 2nd season on DVD? That was random... Kidnapped bored me. They should put Law and Order back on Wednesday nights.
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Yay for Jericho!
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Jericho got picked up! YaY!

And Medium's coming back! Another YaY! :) Can't wait for more...
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Kidnapped moving to a different night works for me. I kept missing it because it's airs at the same time as another show I watch. I am sorry it won't be renewed, though.
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Kidnapped is gone gone gone. After episode 13 you will see no more.
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so does this mean kidnapped is cancelled after 13 episodes, or will there be another 13-week order for next year?
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I'm glad Jericho was picked up for a full season. It deserves more then 11.3 million viewers and evenutally more people will discover the show once the hit reality show Dancing with the Stars (which is terrible) ends.
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very happy to see jericho get picked up!!
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yes! jericho finally gets a full season! i love jericho
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