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The 7th season of the show, starring Patricia Arquette, is coming to DVD on June 21st when CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment release Medium - The Final Season. The 4-DVD package running 563 minutes is presented in anamorphic widescreen video, with English 5.1 Stereo Surround and English subtitles. You'll also get the following list of extras, all enclosed in the packaging that is shown at bottom:

MEDIUM is the drama inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois, an extraordinary wife and mother who, since childhood, has struggled to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people. Dubois is a strong-willed, devoted wife and mother of three girls who has gradually come to grips with her extraordinary ability to talk to dead people, see current events and the future through her dreams and read people's thoughts.


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The Defenders dipping to a woeful 1.1 adults 18-49 rating on Friday brought out the aggrieved Medium fans complaining that their show had been cancelled for an even lower rated show:

  • user #1: CBS is missing the 1.5 of Medium now. Defenders suck and CBS is getting what’s coming to it–loss of an entire scripted night as the ratings are falling as they anger regular fans.
  • user #2: MEDIUM isn’t looking so bad now, huh???? Revenge is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • user #3: Well, Medium’s numbers weren’t so bad after all, were they, CBS?


Nonsense. Medium was cancelled because its ratings were terrible. The Defenders will also certainly be cancelled because its ratings are terrible. Once this season’s initial ratings results were in, there was/is absolutely no chance either show would make it to the 2011-12 season.

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Saying goodbye to Medium, the surprisingly Jewish television show that perfectly captured the realities of parenting, the depths of grief, and the joys of everyday life



Medium, which ended its seven-season run last week, was a show about ghosts, the afterlife, and general spookiness. But what it was really about was the messiness of family life. It presented the challenges of parenthood—funny, irksome, intimate, quotidian—as worthy of attention. “Can you make it to make our daughter’s soccer game?” was as important as “Why has the ghost of a murder victim taken possession of our video camera?”

If you weren’t a Medium watcher, let me fill you in. The show’s heroine, Allison (Patricia Arquette) was a psychic in Arizona who worked for the Phoenix District Attorney’s office, helping to solve crimes. She had to juggle her psychic visions, her relationship with her engineer husband, Joe, and the needs of her three quirky daughters.

It’s ironic that a show about the paranormal was so, well, normal. Allison didn’t look like the cookie-cutter starlets populating the TV universe. She wasn’t a size 2. She never wore spike heels to a crime scene. Her house looked like a real home, with unfortunate blue-and-yellow kitchen tiles I’m certain she hoped to replace as soon as they could afford it. Her girls squabbled at the breakfast table, and not in an adorable smart-assed sitcom-sassy way. I loved the show’s depiction of a loving marriage in which the partners fought and made up and had the same arguments over and over. (“Allison! Maybe that was just a regular dream, not a message from beyond the grave!” Oh, Joe.)

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TV's best husband talks the end of the run, growing co-stars and Zack Snyder.



For seven years on MEDIUM, Allison Dubois, played by Patricia Arquette, has seen and heard dead people, an ability she’s used to help the Phoenix, Arizona district attorney’s office. Her three young daughters all share some version of her gift. The only person in the household who doesn’t have psychic qualities is husband and father Joe Dubois, played by Jake Weber. Joe may at times be bewildered, skeptical or even totally exasperated, but he is unshakably loyal and loving, attributes that have had the character rated in multiple polls as one of the best spouses on TV.

MEDIUM spent five years on NBC, ending on a cliffhanger on both sides of the camera before the series was picked up by CBS for another two seasons, which will come to an end this Friday night. This interview with Weber was conducted when it was not known whether an eighth season might be forthcoming. The actor, whose film career includes starring roles in U-571, WENDIGO and the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, sounds philosophical in any case.

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The following below are blog/website reviews for the final episode of Medium. More will appear as I find them.

DAEMON'S TV.COM:
“Me Without You” Season 7 Episode 13 – Many brilliant shows are dealt a swift death after their first season. Even worse are the shows with enormous potential which do not survive long enough to see their potential realised. Worse still are the shows which started brilliantly but linger on until even the most ardent fans are sick of it. Medium managed to elude these television tragedies. Sure, it had some stinker episodes, but it rarely felt complacent. It always pushed the boundaries and took risks thematically and stylistically. When people talk about the lack of depth in network television, they clearly have not seen Medium.


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Question: As a fan of Medium since it began on NBC, I was sorry to hear of its cancellation, although I wasn't really surprised given its ratings this year. I was happy that CBS gave it a chance to go out with closure. I sat down to watch the last show Friday evening expecting to be entertained but not really sad. Was I surprised at myself, when in the final minutes after Allison as an old woman dies, her younger 2011 self standing there with the long departed Joe waiting for her, that I found myself with tears running down my face. This scene reminded me somewhat of the old movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, although we got to see Allison and Joe have a wonderful final kiss. The show certainly had always been about their relationship and family (the pictures of the girls with their families was a nice touch). Of course showing all of the cast members leaving the studio one by one was a nice gift to the fans who stuck with the show all of these years. Anyway, I am a sucker for an ending like the show had and I thoroughly enjoyed this final episode. I will miss it. — JG

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Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 21, 2011: The series finale of "Medium," up by over 1 million from its penultimate offering, led the way for CBS to take Friday night. Another big entry for the evening was the new time slot for FOX's "Fringe," which performed well, if down by about 8 percent in total viewers from it's last original airing in its Thursday spot. It also showed slight improvement over last Friday's 9:00 p.m. entry, "Human Target."

Overall, CBS led with 7.2 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/8 share among households. NBC came in second at 5.8 million, 3.7/6, followed by ABC in fourth with 4.9 million and a 3.2/6, just ahead of fourth place entry FOX, which posted 4.6 million and a 2.6/5. CW reruns brought in 1.4 million and a 0.9/2. FOX fared much better in the 18-49 demo, winning the night with a 1.9. ABC (1.4) came in second, followed by tied CBS and NBC (1.3) and The CW (0.5) in last. [SOURCE]


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Medium has taken its fans on some intensely crazy rides over the course of seven seasons. Why should the finale be different? The CBS fright series — the victim of low ratings — will end its run tonight with the episode "Me Without You," which starts with psychic Allison Dubois and her family in the present day and follows them 48 years into the future.

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Medium star Jake Weber has claimed that he is not concerned by the show's cancellation. CBS confirmed that the series had been axed in November and the series finale will air tonight at 8/7c. "I have a family now," Weber told Assignment X. "It's lovely to work with [the cast, but] there's a whole world out there. I'm really happy to be in this world [of Medium] but when this is over, I look forward to trying... something else."

However, the Dawn of the Dead star admitted that he was "happy to be back" for one final season. "Every year, [the show's renewal has] always been a question mark, and this was no different," he said. "It always seems to be a drama. A friend of mine said his favorite soap opera on TV was the renewal of Medium the year before, when we switched networks."

Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron recently suggested that viewers "will tear up" when the final episode airs. [SOURCE]
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The "Medium" series finale is nearly upon us, and fans wait to find out if writers were correct. The "Medium" series finale is supposed to provide closure to fans who have stuck with the show through the ups and downs of seven years on television. That included a move from NBC over to CBS, and of course the constant rumors that the show could be canceled at any time. "Medium" still made it through seven seasons on television, though, and the series finale will air on Friday, Jan. 21.

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CBS took the night with new episodes of "Medium" and "CSI: NY" and a rerun of "The Mentalist." The Friday night news programs of "Primetime, "Dateline" and "20/20" were good for NBC and ABC to almost tie in second. CBS led with 8.1 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share among households. NBC was second at 5.1 million, 3.2/6 and ABC was a close third with 5.0 million, 3.3/6. FOX was not far behind at 4.7 million, 2.8/5 and the CW's reruns were good for 1.6 million, 1.0/2. In the 18-49 demo, CBS also won (1.5), but NBC (1.4), ABC (1.3) and FOX (1.2) were right behind. The CW was last with 0.6. 


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Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron promises “complete closure” when the CBS drama starring Patricia Arquette ends its seven-year run on Jan. 21.

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Fast National ratings for Friday, December 3, 2010: TV viewership bumped back up after a rather soft Black Friday the previous week. CBS easily took home the rating prize for the night, thanks to its procedurals and a strong performance by "Blue Bloods."

CBS drew 9.5 million viewers and a scored a 6.0 rating/11 share in households for the night, well ahead of second-place finisher ABC who had 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/6. Next was NBC with 4 million and a 2.7/5, then The CW (2.5 million, 1.5/3) and FOX (2.2 million, 1.4/2).

In the adult demo 18-49 cage match, CBS barely emerged victorious with a 1.6, just ahead of ABC's 1.5. The CW had a 1.0, NBC a 0.9 and FOX a 0.7.


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Fast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 19, 2010: CBS continues its successful Friday streak -- led by the just canceled "Medium," which experienced a slight raise in the ratings this week. Also notable was NBC's TV Movie "Harmony: A Film Inspired by the Prince of Wales," which debuted to mediocre ratings despite the current renewed interest in the Royals' personal lives.

CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers and took a 6.1 rating/11 share of households for the night. ABC was second with 5.3 million and a 3.5/6. NBC came in third (4.0 million, 2.7/5). FOX was in fourth (3.0 million, 1.8/3) and the CW came in fifth (2.3 million, 1.4/3).  ABC bested CBS with a 1.6 in the key demo. CBS (1.5), The CW (1.0), NBC (0.9) and FOX (0.9) followed.


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