CBS cancels 'Medium' -- last episode airs in January
Series creator Glenn Gordon Caron confirmed the news in a post on CBS' online forum for the show Thursday (Nov. 18): "It's true. Allison Dubois will dream her last dream on 'Medium,' Friday, January 21," he writes. "In what we believe will be a series defining episode, Allison and her family will stare destiny in the eye. And destiny will not blink."
The show's prognosis has been grim for the past few weeks, since CBS cut its order from 22 episodes to 13. Star Patricia Arquette has also been quoted as saying "Medium" is going away.
CBS picked up the series after NBC canceled it in the spring of 2009. It joined the Eye's Friday lineup that fall and performed reasonably well, averaging about 7.8 million viewers per episode (including repeats). Those numbers have dipped some this season (to 7.3 million, all with original episodes).
Based on Caron's statement, though, it sounds as though he and his fellow writers had enough lead time to craft a finale that won't leave viewers hanging.
There's no word yet on what will replace "Medium" on CBS' Friday schedule.
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