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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 3, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber, Patricia Arquette
  • Summary: Patricia Arquette stars as a young wife and mother who, since childhood, has been struggling to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people.

    Allison DuBois (Arquette) is a strong-willed young mother of three, a devoted wife and law student who begins to suspect that she can talk
    to dead people, see the future in her dreams, and read people's thoughts. Fearing for her mental health, she turns for support to her husband Joe (Jake Weber), an aerospace engineer, who slowly comes to believe that what his wife is telling him just might be true. The real challenge is convincing her boss, D.A. Devalos (Miguel Sandoval) -- and the other doubters in the criminal justice system -- that her psychic abilities can give them the upper hand when it comes to solving violent and horrific crimes whose mysteries often reside with those who live beyond the grave.

    Sofia Vassilieva and Maria Lark also star as Ariel and Bridgette, the eldest two DuBois children. David Cubitt stars as Detective Lee Scanlon, who Allison often works with on cases.

    During season three Joe lost his job, and he developed an invention during season four that led him to a new job opportunity. At the end of season three, Allison's abilities were discovered by the public, causing Devalos to be removed from his position as the D.A. and Allison to lose her job. Season four saw Allison finding a new working partner, while she still sometimes worked with Scanlon and helped Devalos in an effort to get his job back. At the end of season four, Devalos reclaimed his position as the D.A. of Phoenix and hired Allison to work for him once again. The program's fifth season saw Allison returning to the D.A.'s office, her powers more interesting and varied than ever. With her secret out in the open, Allison gained some unique opportunities, but also sometimes had to work to fend off requests for things such as private readings

    At the end of the 2008-09 season, NBC canceled Medium, but CBS (which produces the series) announced that it was picking it up.

    NBC Broadcast History
    Seasons 1 and 2: Mondays, 10:00pm
    Season 3: Wednesdays, 10:00pm
    Seasons 4 and 5: Mondays, 10:00pm

    CBS Broadcast History
    Season 6: Fridays, 9:00pm
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 16, 2013
    You may groan at the premise -- a young woman helps the police solve crimes through use of her psychic intuition -- but it's brought off with so much storytelling skill and so few voguish gimmicks that it might as well be the first show of its kind. [3 Jan 2005]
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 16, 2013
    It's an intriguing drama with an enjoyably creepy vibe. [2 Jan 2005]
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jul 16, 2013
    Within the context of an overly familiar, murder-saturated genre, talented "Medium" creator Glenn Gordon Caron ("Moonlighting") manages to find some emotionally rich variations on the formula, assisted by Patricia Arquette's appealing performance as a suburban, crime-solving mom who sees dead people. [3 Jan 2005]
  4. 50
    The script often just doesn't make sense. [3 Jan 2005]
  5. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 16, 2013
    There's a good cast at work here - but after previewing two episodes, "Medium" seems anything but well-done. [3 Jan 2005]
  6. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    Jul 16, 2013
    As a crime drama, "Medium" has a long way to go to match the dramatic propulsion and seductive intricacy of the likes of "Without a Trace." The storytelling is flat, even predictable, whether you're psychic or not. [3 Jan 2005]
  7. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jul 16, 2013
    It never rises above the mediocre level, although it certainly sinks below it occasionally. [3 Jan 2005]

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