‘Medium’ joins NBC renewal pile

05.03.09 8 years ago

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NBC has reportedly renewed the paranormal drama “Medium” for a sixth season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the renewal for “Medium” isn’t for a full season, but for a run in the 13-to-18 episode range.

The pickup comes on the eve of NBC’s Monday (May 4) infront presentation to advertisers, when the network is expected to outline some variation on its schedule for next season.

“Medium” joins “Southland,” which got its pickup notice on Friday. NBC is also reportedly moving forward on orders for the comedies “Parks and Recreation” and “My Name Is Earl,” though neither deal is finalized.

It’s expected that the fate of action-comedy “Chuck” and possibly the long-running “Law & Order” mothership won’t be determined until after Monday’s infront.

“Medium” has been a midseason show for three of its five seasons on NBC. While attracting nowhere near the buzz of Monday companions “Chuck” and “Heroes,” “Medium” has regularly drawn more viewers than either show. “Medium” has also earned a pair of Emmy nominations for leading lady Patricia Arquette, including a win in 2005.

[UPDATE: “Medium” was not mentioned as renewed in NBC’s Monday programming announcement and the network emphasized that even though both trades reported on the renewal, “Medium” has NOT been renewed. It still may be renewed by the time NBC announces its full schedule on May 19.]

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