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A new licensing arrangement with CBS adds these classic shows to the lineup as well as some newer ones. "More and more, people want to be able to access our programming on a wide variety of platforms," says CBS President of Distribution Scott Koondel in regards to the newest licensing deal between Netflix and CBS.

The licensing arrangement brings a whole range of new content to the streaming service, including newer shows like 'Medium' and the summer hit 'Flashpoint.'  There's plenty of older content too, like 'Cheers,' 'Frasier,' and episodes from every generation of 'Star Trek.' You'll be able to catch the new CBS shows starting in early April. Make sure you check out our regular feature The Netflix Stream for all the latest on what's coming to the service.



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NBC will go down in history as a network that underestimated its creative talent and snubbed its viewers. NBC Universal head Jeff Zucker & co. created a cheap variety show in place of the high-quality scripted content that once made the network worth watching past 10 p.m. Now executives are facing one of the most massive trainwrecks in television history.

As in all trainwrecks and good TV drama, most of us can't look away. But maybe NBC and the rest of us should start shifting our gaze towards CBS, the network that still has faith in scripted content, to bring in viewers and deliver results. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler recently told the press that the network took in more advertising revenue for its 10 p.m. dramas because NBC went the Jay Leno variety way. "Ten o'clock is a great business for us," she said.

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Thanks to SpoilerTV.com, I was lead to a very interesting website by the name Pizquita.com, which has a comprehensive gallery on the all the Television Shows currently playing (or otherwise noted) on TV Right now. Among these galleries there is actually one for MEDIUM and the images are High Quality (though perhaps not in the way of the Promotional Photoshoots: I.E., UHQ) and way beyond the 200x200 or 300x300 MQ/LQ size and quality I've usually been finding the stills released for MEDIUM and they include other stills they weren't released to Blogs, among other things. Unforntuately, their Episodic Still Collection doesn't go beyond Season 4. There no Episodic Stills for Season One and Season Two to my great disappointment.

Check it out: Galeria De Imagenes Pizquita.com - Home > M > MEDIUM
Note: If Clicking on the Link Redirects you to a "404 Forbidden" Page then simply copy the link and paste it into your web browser. It should work then.
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For those indecisive about buying the season 5 dvd or abroad like me, here's some detailed information on the special features. I'll place it under a cut, the Jake and Patricia interview sounds hilarious.


Special features info )

There's another dvd review here, I get the impression the viewer isn't the biggest fan. Spinning off into a teen drama in season 5 - everyone is entitled to their opinion!

There's also a very short interview (1:30) with Jake and Patricia here. It's from the CBS TCA Press tour day, I think. And now I've got the Terrorvision song in my head!
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Out of all the “paranormal” series out there on mainstream television, I have to confess that I find Medium to be the one of the better entries. Inspired by a real-life psychic named Allison DuBois, Medium gives us an entirely fictional crime drama so that viewers don’t fall asleep repeatedly. Our heroine of the series, Allison (Patricia Arquette), is a very happily married woman with three girls in Phoenix, Arizona. Employed with the local District Attorney (Miguel Sandoval), Allison is frequently haunted by dreams and visions — usually regarding murder cases and kidnappings. And, while many people have their doubts over the real Allison’s abilities, the on-screen Allison always manages to come through for us.

Reviewer Makes Several Errors: 1): "CBS Dropped Medium and NBC Picked up"; 2) Says there is eighteen Episodes, not 19In season five, Allison’s daughters (Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark, and Miranda & Madison Carabello) begin to show either advanced or beginning signs of having inherited their mother’s psychic abilities. Meanwhile, her faithful hubby Joe (Jake Weber, who is excellent as always, but still needs to work on his American accent) is busy trying to get his start-up company off the ground.

Episodes range from the deadly serious to the extremely lighthearted (a hilarious episode in which Arquette switches bodies with guest star Jeffrey Tambor is practically on par with a big-screen comedy). Anjelica Huston returns from season four for an episode. The ever creepy David Morse shows up for a three-parter as an industrial tycoon who entices Allison to come work for him and share her dreams (“How To Make A Killing In Business”). And co-star David Cubitt still manages to do his best impersonation of Jason Statham, Vince Vaughn, and Jason Evers all at the same time (hey, it isn’t an easy thing to pull off).



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The fifth season of Medium starring Patricia Arquette will be available October 6 from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment. We have 10 sets of this DVD box set up for grabs in this daily entry contest. Use the form below to enter up to once per day as long as the contest is running. Good luck!

The Fifth Season of MEDIUM™,- the hit, supernatural crime drama, starring emmy award winner Patricia Arquette ... re-materializes on DVD October 6th from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment. The 5 disc set features all 18 chilling episodes plus great special features."


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A boring Friday before Labor Day, but at least the Medium repeat was in its new time slot and we’re only three weeks away from reporting on Dollhouse’s season premiere!

A night of split leadership as CBS won the adults 18-49 demographic and a Dateline-fueled NBC won the most viewers. CBS won the night with adults 18-49, in an all rerun-filled night (that will at least mirror its fall schedule) with Ghost Whisperer’s 1.3/5 (rating/share) with adults 18-49 and 5.05 million viewers, Medium (1.3/5, 5.11) and Numb3rs (1.2/4, 5.1M). It’s very risky to make predictions based on viewing of repeats, but if you ignore such precautions and do it anyway, it looks like Ghost Whisperer and Medium go together like peas and carrots.

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NBC is protesting CBS' move to start running repeats of "Medium" this summer. Peacock canceled the show in May, but per standard series licensing deals, still has exclusive primetime rights to the show until September, when the new season begins.

That's why it was unusual to see episodes of "Medium" creep onto the Eye early. Segs that originally ran on NBC this year are currently running Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS. Eye execs likely believe they have the ability to start airing the show now that NBC has canceled it.

Insiders said NBC is demanding that the Eye reimburse it for the right to air those episodes. Both sides aren't commenting on the rift. The summer tussle is just the latest surrounding "Medium," which CBS will officially start airing on Friday nights this fall. Peacock had offered a 13-episode pickup for "Medium," but CBS TV Studios was looking for a full-season order.

When NBC wouldn't budge, the Eye moved the show to its own network. NBC, meanwhile, pointed to the show's low ratings in cutting it loose -- and CBS TV Studios shot back by sending out a press release denouncing the Peacock's move as "inexplicable."

 

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Every year I wake up on Emmy nominations morning like a little kid on Christmas, but wind up feeling like all I got were boxes upon boxes of holiday-themed socks. I know, I know, with this year's expansion to six nominees per category (and seven in the Best Drama and Comedy Series divisions), we certainly had some delightful surprise packages under the tree. (Check out the full list of 2009 Emmy nominees here.) I know a lot of you (and certainly my colleague Ken Tucker!) are squealing with excitement over Jim Parsons' recognition in the Best Actor in a Comedy Series race for The Big Bang Theory, and I was excited to see Jane Krakowski and Rose Byrne pick up respective Supporting Actress nods in the Comedy and Drama races for 30 Rock and Damages. And of course the incomparable Vanessa L. Williams managed a nomination for Ugly Betty (chanting does pay off).

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Two bits of information today.

First, the season 5 dvd will be available to buy (for all in the US anyway) on October 6th. The cover (I like this one a lot!) is under the cut. No details on special features yet. (I'd love to see commentaries on a couple of episodes, that may persuade me to get it for Christmas!) Source here.
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Also, for UK viewers. Medium season 5 will be airing on Living end of August/Early September. They've poached the rights from the BBC. Great if you have Sky, buggered if you don't! Now I feel less guilty about not being patient enough to wait. I can't say I'm overly surprised by the BBC's decision considering all the expenses furore and all the cost-cutting going on.

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Alrighty, then: Here are a List of Tags for the Community to use should they post any new information or fandom related material as the Falls rolls towards us. Please, Please, remember to use them. It would be an absolute waste if you didn't after all the hard work I went through to create these things. Also, be on the look out for a possible change in layout (from S1 to S2).

!Mod Post
!Affiliates
!Intro Post
!Help
!Question
!Resources

Seasonal/Episode Tags:
Medium: Season 1
Medium: Season 2
Medium: Season 3
Medium: Season 4
Medium: Season 5
Medium: Season 6
Medium Season Finale
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Episode Discussion/Rants
Episode Reviews
Episode Descriptions
Medium: Seasonal DVDs
Medium on Lifetime
Medium: Rants
Medium: Spoilers
News: S1
News: S2
News: S3
News: S4
News: S5
News: S6
News: Rumors
News: Non-Medium
Other: Medium vs. Ghost Whisperer
Other: Joe is a Jerk
Other: Joe's Accent
Other: Will Joe Die?
Other: Hiatus
Other: Birthdays
Other: The Emmys
Other: The 3D Episode
other: Troubles @ NBC
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Thous Hath returned from Mediumdreams.com and found yet another still from Season Five (for the episode, "A Person of Interest") and the CBS Promo which has been airing on said TV Channel, yet I never seem to catch it :(. ...Mostly because I haven't watched TV all summer outside of my DVDs.



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Patricia Arquette's Allison DuBois has visions and sees dead people in "Medium," Glenn Gordon Caron's eerie NBC murder/mystery series. Arquette discusses her directorial debut and Emmy-winning performance as DuBois, a real-life, self-proclaimed medium. (Video Behind the cut; Hulu.com vids tend to slow up a page's loading process. At least for me anyhow).

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On Monday night, NBC aired what it billed as the "finale" of Medium, the drama starring Patricia Arquette as a psychic crime solver and mother of three in Phoenix. When my partner and I saw that word "finale" in the teaser for Monday's episode, we nearly fainted. In the five years since its debut, Medium has become the only network show we watch without fail every week, and it's right in the middle of several long-term story arcs too juicy to be wrapped up in a single hour.

But, mercifully, NBC's teaser was misleading. What the peacock was too proud to add is that after a heated negotiation at last month's TV upfronts, the show was acquired by CBS, where it'll be airing on Friday nights starting in the fall, in between Ghost Whisperer and Numb3ers.

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JUNE 1-14th, 2009: HIGHLIGHTS
Medium (6/1) 10/9c, NBC

The Dubois Family can't seem to catch a break. First, a vengeful ghost took up residence in Allison's head. Then Ariel became hooked on anti-anxiety meds. Finally, Medium, was nearly canceled ---before it was offered a last-minute reprieve on CBS' 2009 Fall Lineup. The Trouble Continues in tonight's season 5's closer---the show's last episode on NBC--- When Allison (Patricia Arquette, left) has visions that Joe and kids wind up dead. "She has a dream set in the very near future," Reveals creator-exect producer, Glenn Gordon Caron.

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Jun 2, 2009, 10:15 AM | by Michael Slezak

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Three cheers for CBS! If the Eye Net hadn't picked Medium off NBC's scrap heap and given it a sixth season -- it'll be paired with Ghost Whisperer on Friday nights next fall -- then the underrated psychic detective series would've ended its run with Emmy winner Patricia Arquette's Allison Dubois unconscious and unresponsive after suffering a stroke during brain surgery. (FYI: I put in a call to CBS Paramount to find out if an alternate ending was shot, just in case last night's episode had turned out to be a series finale. Check back this afternoon for an update.)

Still, the grim final scene -- Allison lying bandaged and comatose in a hospital bed -- was in keeping with the episode's less-than-upbeat mood.

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“Medium” creator Glenn Gordon Caron is questioning NBC’s decision to stick with “Chuck,” even as the network failed to make a deal to renew his series.

Appearing on next week’s edition of KCRW’s “The Business,” Caron tells host Kim Masters that he suspects “Chuck” was picked up as a favor to Warner Bros. Television, which produces a number of shows for NBC.

“'Chuck' is a very good show, but …they’ve tried to launch it vigorously, twice. They’ve spent an enormous amount of money, and twice they’ve been unable to wrangle an audience for it. So one has to stop and say, ‘OK, now why would you elect to do that a third time?' Is it simply because people are eating subway sandwiches?” Caron suggests it’s because of NBC’s relationship with Warners.

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Nice try, NBC.

Those promos you made for next week's Medium finale subtly imply that after five years Medium is going off the air entirely. Of course, that's not true; Medium is really just moving to your competitor CBS after five years on NBC, having been banished from Leno-land because it supposedly doesn't generate enough 18-49 tweets or some such nonsense that totally disrespects an otherwise wonderful series.

If you've never watched Medium, the thing to know is that it's mostly about middle-class people living middle-of-the-road lives—oh, and the lead character happens to be a spiritual medium who communes with the dead.

Like Supernatural, Medium is a solid and innovative genre show that manages a wonderful balance between thrills, chills and gore, on one hand, and heartwarming family stuff on the other. It's not flashy, but it is a deeply creative enterprise and very rewarding for viewers.

So this is our thank-you blog post to and about Medium, and in an effort to be detailed and specific in our gratitude, we've made a list of what we appreciate about Medium.

Long story short, Medium should never have gotten semicanceled because no one talked about it! We can't change the past, but in hopes of providing Medium with a more secure future, here goes:

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May 21, 2009, 02:51 PM | by Jeremy Medina

Categories: 'Medium', Television

Medium_l Medium jumping ship to CBS makes so much sense it's scary. As CBS chief Nina Tassler suggested, the show is practically the spiritual lovechild to the Eye's own Ghost Whisperer* and Numb3rs. NBC offered the somewhat dubious reasoning that the network wants to go younger, and just didn't think people cared enough about Medium. Even though, you know, it gets higher ratings than Chuck. (Surprising, right? Chuck fans must be just very vocal. And also hungry.) With Medium switching networks, and folks rallying for My Name Is Earl to find a new home somewhere not run by Ben Silverman, loyalty seems to lie with the shows, not the networks. Of course, whether fans follow the Patricia Arquette whodunit to CBS remains to be seen, but I bet it'll be just as popular, if not more so.

Confession time: The only show I watch on CBS is The Amazing Race. That's all. I've caught a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but have yet to fully commit. Yet, out of all the networks, CBS seems to be the most focused, offering procedurals, traditional sitcoms and reality shows for the masses. As Time magazine put it, the network's audience is "sometimes older, sometimes not, but generally more conservative in its taste." There's certainly nothing wrong with that. The network has some of the highest-rated shows on TV in The Mentalist, NCIS and CSI and its brood of stepchildren. But does liking CBS make you less cool? And, uh, boring?

PopWatchers: What is YOUR network? Given NBC's identity crisis and ABC's propensity to cancel shows in their first or second seasons, do you even hold any loyalty to one network in particular anymore? Which channel is home to most of your favorites? Sharing is caring, so speak up!

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*I'm confused. How did "Medium" end up being Ghost Whisperer's Lovechild when it came first? Seriously?


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CBS certianly isn't one to wait for their newly aquired show to offically premiere on their channel, are they? Found this over at NBC's Message Board for Medium; It would seem that they've already set up a new Official Webpage for the five year old show. Nothing flashy as of yet (naturally), just a brief description and a list of the returning cast members. Official Website Here

Emmy© winner Patricia Arquette comes to CBS with MEDIUM, a chilling drama inspired by the real-life story of medium Allison DuBois. A young wife and mother, DuBois has the extraordinary, but terrifying, ability to talk to dead people, see the future in her dreams and read people's thoughts. Struggling to find a balance between this incredible calling and her family, she uses her psychic powers to solve horrifying crimes, never truly knowing whether this is a gift or a curse.

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