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MEDIUM Writers:
‘We’re Going To Burn
The Whole Thing Down!!’

Published at: Nov. 16, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! CBS cut back its current season order of “Medium” to 13 episodes but has not yet announced its cancellation. I wouldn’t either; “Medium” keeps winning its Friday death slot in both the key 18-49 demo and in total audience. Here’s how it ranks against the other Friday shows:

Sept. 10 – Nov. 12, 2010 Friday 18-49 finals (repeats in gray; previous Fridays in parentheses): 1.9 (1.8) (1.7) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (1.4) (0.8) Primetime 1.7 (2.0) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.9) (1.7) (2.0) (0.9) (----) CSI NY 1.6 (1.8) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.8) (2.0) (2.2) (----) (----) Blue Bloods 1.5 (1.7) (1.6) (1.5) (1.2) (1.8) (1.1) (1.6) (1.9) (1.3) 20/20 1.4 (1.5) (1.4) (1.4) (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) (1.4) (0.6) (----) Medium 1.4 (1.3) (1.3) (1.0) (1.2) (1.6) (1.3) (1.6) (1.4) (1.2) Dateline 1.3 (1.1) (1.2) (1.1) (1.3) (1.0) (1.0) (1.3) (----) (----) Smallville 1.2 (1.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Supernanny 1.0 (1.0) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) House 0.9 (0.9) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) WWE Smackdown 0.9 (1.1) (1.1) (1.1) (1.2) (0.9) (1.0) (1.2) (----) (----) Supernatural 0.7 (----) (----) (----) (0.7) (----) (0.9) (----) (----) (0.7) Wizards of Waverly Place 0.7 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Avalon High 0.7 (0.8) (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.5) (----) The Good Guys 0.7 (1.0) (1.6) (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) NBA Basketball 0.6 (----) (0.5) (0.3) (0.6) (0.5) (0.6) (1.0) (----) (1.2) College Football 0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) School Pride 0.5 (0.6) (0.6) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (----) (----) (----) (0.5) Swamp Loggers 0.5 (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Sanctuary 0.4 (0.5) (----) 0.5 (----) (0.5) (0.6) (----) (0.5) (0.8) The Soup 0.4 (0.4) (----) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) Clone Wars 0.4 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) 1000 Ways To Die 0.4 (0.4) (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) What Not To Wear 0.4 (----) (0.4) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Conspiracy Theory 0.3 (0.4) (----) (0.3) (----) (0.3) (----) (0.4) (0.3) (----) Bill Maher 0.3 (0.3) (----) (0.3) (0.4) (0.3) (----) (0.3) (0.3) (----) Sym-Bionic Titan 0.3 (0.2) (----) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (----) (0.3) (0.3) (----) Generator Rex

Still, Patricia Arquette says the show is cancelled and the writers appear to be preparing something like a Viking funeral for its final episodes. From Entertainment Weekly:
“I was trying to get information from the writers about the last episode,” Arquette told EW this weekend while attending a gala at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. “I don’t know what it’s going to be, but they’re really excited about it. They’re like, `we’re just going to burn the whole thing down!’ I’m really excited.”
The series is already the longest-lived series from Glenn Gordon Caron, who earlier created "Moonlighting" and "Now and Again." Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.
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Readers Talkback

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  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Go Medium

    by djr

    Too bad. I like this show.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Will Bruno be in the finale?

    by MaxCalifornia.

    His character rocked.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Patricia Arquette shouldn't be viewed in HD

    by Indiana-Joe

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    The formula:

    by jocutus

    Most episodes run the same: She has a dream, learns a little about a crime, tries to solve it, hits a a dead end. She proceeds learn a little bit more by dreaming each night until she learns enough to solve the case. If she would just stay in bed all day she could solve the cases a lot faster.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Surprisingly decent show

    by ROBRAM89

    I know, I was sure it was crap. Girlfriend made me watch it and it's sufficiently entertaining. I'm interested to see what "let's burn this fucker to the ground" would mean in this context.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Maybe it'll go out like Angel

    by lock67ca

    With an unresolved cliffhanger. If they're pissed with the network, I can see that happening.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Now and Again

    by American Mythos

    I didn't know Glenn Gordon Caron created this, but I loved the hell out of Now and Again. From the first minutes of the pilot with "Hell's Bells" playing as the Eggman boards the subway, to the final seconds of the season (series) finale when Michael escapes with his family and Theo Morris (Dennis Haysbert) and his team bust down the door, and Haysbert screams "Find them!" Now and Again still stands for me as the suckiest series cancellation in history. And it's a shame, because a show like that might do really well on basic cable these days.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    worthless piece of shit

    by JaredP

    her daughter is certainly putting on the pounds on this crappy show

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    who cares if it WINS its time slot?

    by JaredP

    its still the lowest rated seasonj of the show

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Obligatory "Put NOW & AGAIN on DVD" Post

    by Booster Gold Lives

    That is all.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    The middle daughter...

    by rufusxavier

    I think she should play the young Sam Kinison in the biopic.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Now and again :(

    by ComputerGuy68

    Best audio of the song I've found so far: http://tinyurl.com/35kpoxg Gimmie a sign, (yeah) blow me a kiss through space and time (uh) We never know how good it is until it's gone (yeah, yeah) Gimmie a sign, (come on) so I can feel it when you try (yeah) Now and again remember me and so will I We only want what we can't have Now and again remember me and so will I We only want what we can't have (yeah)

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    So long as...

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    It isn't as bad as the end of Saving Grave. That shitpile actually achieved what Lost never could, for me - it made me regret ever having watched the thing in the first place. Such a shit ending, totally out of sync with the themes of the series and no payoff at all. Hope Medium avoids the same fate!

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Wanna renew medium? Then give us naked titties.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    I was always hoping for the big Medium/Ghost Whisperer hot oil wrestling double anal dildo sweeps week crossover spectacular.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Isa likesa mesome medium i do...

    by Toruk_Makto

    Patricia looks more bizarre each year but that's how I likes my women (Christina ricci, Julia Stiles...Renee Zellweger) Cross-eyed, bulging foreheads, fangs for ey-teeth...yummmmm. <p> Sometime's Allison's self-righteousness makes me want to slap her a few times but with melons like that I hardly be irritated at her for long--right Thomas?

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Angel had an "unresolved cliffanger"?

    by theGoldbergV

    Really? Not how I viewed it AT ALL

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST

    If you believe the Angel comics, you saw the resolution.

    by V'Shael

    And to be honest, it was kind of shit.<br /><br />Much better, IMO, to think they all died going out in a blaze in a glory.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Forget the comics

    by theGoldbergV

    don't care about that. For me the ending was perfect, the fight never ends and yeah I choose to believe they all died in a last stand against the army of hell. The End. Awesome.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Angel comics was the better ending

    by shutupfanboy

    Making Gunn a vampire, making Angel human thus very killable while having everyone else carve out a piece of LA was great. I thought they should have ended it with them getting LA back. Also, the Angel ending was an F-U to WB then anything else.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    All a dream? Stupid ending

    by mayorofsmpleton

    No. The show has always been about the complicated family dynamic and the love between Allison and Joe. Seasons 2/4/6 have always restated this with their finales and I see no reason that season 7 won't do something similar. Maybe they'll move out of Phoenix -- I expect a few deaths though... and I hope Ariel returns for the final few in some form. Such a shame this show was considered just another "Ghost Whisperer" -- which isn't even in the same league.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I hope it ends with...

    by Cheif Brody

    the littlest Medium daughter waking up from a bad nitemare in the middle of the nite. When Allison asks her what she saw...she says..."You and Daddy died in a fire". Allison writes it off as a bad dream. <p> Allison goes about her day, solving another case...Joe finally sells his million dollar idea that will set the family up for life. <p> Episode ends with the main villain of the episode...torching the DuBois house. <p> Everyone dies in the fire...except the lilest daughter...who then points her tiny finger at the arson/murderer. <p> That way they can revive the series in fifteen years or so...with the lil daughter all grown up, and helpin to solve crimes just like Mom used to. <p> Maybe have one bad guy get away...and that's her very first case...years from now. <p> RIP Medium. Dug that show for a while...but didn't follow it's jump from NBC to CBS.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Sad...

    by BrannigansLaw

    Win your timeslot and get canceled. Great. <p> Anyway, it may have a formula, but the creativity that they injected into most episodes is what made it worth watching. That and the most authentic depiction of daily family life on the small screen... and that's saying something, given the premise. <p> I'm gonna miss Medium when it's gone.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    so anyone watched this?

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Fareal -- I don't care...

    by mayorofsmpleton

    I really don't. Didn't mean to insult your idea but the "it was all a dream" concept has been done to death and it's not really what the show is about.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    The suprise ending will turn out to be...

    by tangcameo

    ...OMG the very familiar guest star of the week is NOT the killer! :-0 I don't mind the show but because I'm picturing Patricia from Lost Highway in my head and waiting for Sofia to turn 21.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Turns out she doesn't have powers

    by Crooooooow

    She's just a nut and all the 'villians' were just innocent people.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Two things you can say about Medium

    by rockgolf

    1) It was rare.<br> 2) It was well done.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    What they did to Now and Again

    by Kobaal

    ... was criminal.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Medium has something a lot of shows need...

    by WarrenSmooth

    kid actors with talent.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    official

    by Himbo

    Too bad. http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/its-official-cbs-cancels-medium/

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Patricia Arquette

    by jameskpolk

    Must be the world's greatest actress. She has to perform the same scene at least three times in each episode. <<Wakes up from a dream in the middle of the night with a crucial clue to whatever mystery she is trying to solve>> and yet mananages NOT to seem like she's doing the same scene over and over.<br><br>That's quality acting right there.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    "husband Joe"

    by jameskpolk

    Must be the world's second greatest actor. Has to roll over in bed three times every episode and ask the wife "what's wrong" when he might as weel say "received delivery of the next plot point, hun?"