Monday, June 1, 2009

'Medium' SEASON Finale Tonight, Season Six'll Be on CBS in Fall



Regardless of the promos you might have seen on NBC for tonight's season finale of the Patricia Arquette drama Medium (like the one from YouTube above), it's NOT the end of the show. Medium will live on in the fall on CBS.

In case you haven't heard . . . there was quite the hullabaloo last month when NBC decided to cancel the five-year-old show in which Arquette plays medium Allison Dubois who helps the Phoenix district attorney solve crimes by talking to the dead or dreaming about stuff that helps folks nab the bad guys. Calling the show "aging," an NBC exec (on a network which, by the way, renewed the nearly 19-year-old Law & Order) said Medium's fans were not vocal enough in their support of the show.

So I dedicated my Pop Culture & Politics column this week to Medium, whose season ends tonight, and why I've recommended it to others. There's Arquette's character Allison who provides one of the best working mom role models on TV as she and her husband Joe Dubois (Jake Weber) balance careers, three children and the crazy-busyness of the lives of families with young kids. As the family has coped with a layoff, the successes/failures of entrepreneurship and having to take a job that requires one spouse to live away from the family for a few days a week in order to feed said family and keep the house, Medium has offered a solid depiction of a middle class American family, except for the talking to ghosts/nabbing criminals angle. Then there's Allison and Joe Dubois, who an Entertainment Weekly writer dubbed "TV's best married couple." (Plus Joe is "without question, one of the outstanding husbands and fathers to ever grace television," according to E! Online's Jennifer Godwin.)

As I say in the column: What's not to love?

7 comments:

Bunny said...

I whole heartedly agree with everything you said. Hooray for Medium! Bu the way, the real Allison Dubois twitters!

Meredith said...

Bunny,

Thanks! I checked it out and the real Allison Dubois is indeed on Twitter, as is someone who says she's the real Patricia Arquette. She's posted tweets saying she's the real deal.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better. I love MEDIUM. Hooray for CBS having the wisdom to keep this terrific program on the air!

Mathew said...

My husband and I recently got into the show since we like the mystery and science of it all. We became fans after the first one, and I am sorry to say wish we could have been there from the git go. I love it. Was worried they weren't keeping it. SOOO happy!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love love LOVE Medium and I'm so relieved to know its coming back next season.

Anonymous said...

My favorite family besides my own. I really love this show!!

Anonymous said...

Me too! I love the show - it's so well written. I love the way the family interacts in such a natural way makeing Allison's gift believable. Now I look forward to Fridays...