Medium Foresees Cancellation

... When CBS rescued Medium from NBC and cancellation in 2009, it appeared the paranormal show might find a long life on a new network. Ehh, not so much. Late last month, CBS reduced the show's episode order for this season from 22 to 13 episodes, but did not say whether it would be canceled or not. Now star Patricia Arquette is confirming fans' worst fears: Medium isn't coming back. But she also says the writers have good ideas for the series finale and that they are planning to "burn the whole thing down!" UPDATE: Medium has officially been canceled. [EW]

... You know you love AMC and all of its Mad Mens, Breaking Bads, and Walking Deads. Now the network is readying a new series, and it's a... reality docudrama about boxing? Though it sounds like it doesn't fit the AMC mold, its subject, trainer Freddie Roach, seems like he's straight out of an AMC show. Roach is currently training Manny Pacquiao, suffers from Parkinson's Disease, and is a genuinely interesting dude. [The Live Feed]

... Barbara Walters will interview Barack Obama and his wife Michelle for an ABC special set to air the day after Thanksgiving. I hope Babs makes them cry! [Associated Press]

... Esquire writer and author A.J. Jacobs has another project cooking for television. CBS is developing Raising Men, a sitcom about a dad who learns to be manly through his kids. Jacobs also has a man-as-guinea-pig show in the works at NBC. [Variety]

... NBC is kicking chairman Jeff Gaspin out the building—or he's leaving on his own accord, depending on what you believe. Gaspin was left to clean up the Leno/Conan mess after Jeff Zucker decided to bring The Chin into primetime, and now NBC is getting cleaned out as Comcast prepares to take over the struggling network. [LA Times]

... Blossom is here to stay. Mayim Bialik has been upped to series regular on The Big Bang Theory this season, where she plays Sheldon's sorta-girlfriend Amy. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Rachael Leigh Cook has landed the female lead in TNT's upcoming Perception, opposite Eric McCormack's neuropsychiatry professor who helps the FBI crack cases. She'll play a smokin' hot, super-smart FBI agent. And yes, there will be sexual tension. [Deadline Hollywood]


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I THOUGHT IT WAS COMING.WHEN THE GIRLS WAS GROWING UP,AND THE DREAMS WERE ABOUT THE SAME AND JOE WAS SO FAITHFULL IF THEY MADE HIM THINKING ABOUT STRAYING IT WOULD BE MORE EXCITING. BUT I'LL MISS IT. GOOD-BYE MEDIUM THAKS FOR MAKING T.V. MORE EXCITING FOR AHILE. :(
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I really hate to see Medium go by the wayside, again!! The writers and cast are terrific and I will miss the show as part of a great Friday night lineup!!
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I am little disappointment about Medium is cancelled because they didn't watch on Medium TV then they always go out on Friday night that why it should move on Sunday or Monday on Medium TV SHOW.
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I am little disappointment about Medium is cancelled because they didn't watch on Medium TV then they always go out on Friday night that why it should move on Sunday or Monday on Medium TV SHOW.
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another great show being cancelled...really wat did medium not do to get cancelled!!! friday nites are great for tv again with both medium and supernatural on...again medium is a great watch!!
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ill miss medium it is always a goodshow
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Love the Big Bang Theory but I'm not a fan of the Amy character.
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Since this is going to be the show's last season, CBS could've gave Medium a full season order instead of chopping the number down to 13.
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awwwwwwww - my husband was just starting to like Medium. The episode two weeks ago where she lost her ability to understand people - that was great! At the end, we had a tear in the eye as Joe expressed his feelings to her. At least they should let it finish the rest of the season instead of canceling halfway through!



And I like the Amy character on BBT, but not sure of it as a regular...
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I think anybody who looked at the ratings could see that Medium was going to go.
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I LOVE MEDIUM :(
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That's good news about Mayim Bialik. I like her on The Big Bang Theory.
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Woot woot! Big Bang Theory FTW!
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"... Blossom is here to stay. Mayim Bialik has been upped to series regular on The Big Bang Theory this season, where she plays Sheldon's sorta-girlfriend Amy. "

Yay!!!
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Another good and well written show, with a nice mix of humour and story bites the dust! I believe a show with wrestling vampire dancers are what is being planned as a replacement. I think 2010 is the beginning of the end of TV!
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she saw it comming... heheheheh
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I will give any show AMC puts out a chance, but it is really disappointing about Rubicon. I have a feeling this new boxing show will be gone within the first season as well. Rubicon fit the mold...boxing does not.
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Very sad news about Medium, a very well written show.
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