Medium Foresees Cancellation

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... 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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