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What to Watch on Friday: Series finale of "Medium"

Medium (8pm, CBS) - In the series finale, titled "Me Without You," Allison begins a new career as a lawyer and Joe lands a new job. These developments lead the couple in opposing directions and have a lasting impact on the DuBois family. Okay, first of all, I hope they jump ahead in time or that was the fastest law degree in the history of the world. Second, if they split up Allison and Joe in the finale, I'm going to be furious.

Kitchen Nightmares (8pm, Fox) - In the third season opener, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits the Spanish Pavillion in Harrison, N.J. He finds the family-owned eatery has bickering owners, undercooked food, and an outdated decor.

Fringe (9pm, Fox) - An Observer reaches out to the team to reverse a critical error, while Walter meets Roscoe Joyce (Christopher Lloyd), the keyboardist for his favorite 70s band, and discovers uncanny parallels in their lives. This is a new night for "Fringe."

Piers Morgan Tonight (9pm, CNN) - Piers Morgan wraps up his first week with George Clooney.

What to Watch on Friday: Movie critics awards, "Human Target" finale

Human Target (8pm, Fox) - The last two episodes of the season, pre-empted Wednesday night by coverage of the memorial service in Tucson, will air tonight.

Medium (8pm, CBS) - A despairing man turns to Allison to help him find his vanished wife. Meanwhile, Marie suffers a meltdown while taking a spelling test, concerning her parents. Miguel Sandoval, who plays DA Manuel Devalos, directed the episode. Next week's episode is the series finale.

Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards  (VH1) - Movie critics get their say in the 16th annual awards show. "Black Swan" leads all films with 12 nominations. "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" have 11 nominations each. Maroon 5 is the house band.

Ghost Adventures (9pm, Travel) - Zak, Nick, and Aaron return to Nevada's Goldfield Hotel, the site that launched the tv series.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - Season 9 opens with appearances from James Carville, Martin Short, Chrystia Freeland, Mike Murphy, and Elizabeth Warren.

Funny or Die Presents (Midnight, HBO) - Season two opens with clips featuring Warren Sapp, Gary Cole, Ben Schwartz, and much more.

What to Watch on Friday: Oprah creates another star

Medium (8pm, CBS) - Allison's dreams cause to suspiciously scrutinize the newfound success of her brother, played by her real life brother David Arquette. Also, Devalos' new campaign manager becomes interested in Bridgette's abilities.

Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star (9pm, OWN) - Ten hopefuls vie for a chance at their own talk show in this new reality competition show. In tonight's first episode, the finalists (selected by online voting) are introduced to Oprah and must produce talk show segments under the watchful eye of Dr. Phil. Carson Kressley and Nancy O'Dell are the hosts, and Mark Burnett ("Survivor" "Apprentice") is the executive producer. Someone will be eliminated each week till Oprah has a new employee.

Unlikely Animal Friends 2 (9pm, National Geographic Channel) - A look at surprising animal friendships between rival species. Included: a lion, a tiger and a bear live together in perfect harmony at a wildlife rehabilitation center near Atlanta.

Merlin (10pm, Syfy) - In the first part of a two-part Season 3 premiere, Arthur and Merlin discover the long-missing Morgana and return her to Camelot. Shortly after her return, Uther's mind begins to fray and Merlin suspects  it's due to someone's magic and puts himself in danger investigating the source.

What to Watch on Friday: Kelly Ripa looks for "Homemade Millionaires"

Medium (8pm, CBS) - This show has been canceled, so watch it while you can. Tonight, Allison's neighbors are enraged hen a convicted sex offender moves into the neighborhood, yet Allison's psychic visions cast doubt on the man's guilt.  Meanwhile, a business opportunity comes Joe's way, but the opening could create friction with Allison's career goals. Laura San Giacomo guest stars.

The Good Guys (9pm, Fox) - A stolen truck investigation leads Jack and dan to a diamond heist, and Dan learns that Jack is pursuing a spot in an elite police  unit.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Dean is abducted from a crop circle while investigating a UFO sighting. He quickly discovers he isn't dealing with aliens, but rather with fairies. Sam searches for him and stumbles upon a world occupied by elves, gnomes and a leprehcaun.

Homemade Millionaire (10pm, TLC) - Kelly Ripa (right) created and hosts this new reality competition series, which has aspiring female entrepreneurs vying for a chance to have their inventions sold on the Home Shopping Network. In the opener, three women present their beauty-product ideas, including hair rollers, hair accessories, and a styling station.

Harmony (10pm, NBC) - The efforts of Prince Charles to combat the global climate crisis are chronicled in an eco-themed special that includes archival interview with Al Gore and the view of environmentalists, farmers, entrepreneurs, and government leaders. (How much you want to bed that NBC at least considered re-editing this to work in Prince William's engagement?) 

Canceled: CBS's "Medium" will divine no more

The sad rumors are true: CBS has officially acknowledged the cancellation of their creepy psychic drama, "Medium."

The series creator posted this statement on CBS message boards today:

A message to MEDIUM fans from series creator Glenn Gordon Caron:
"It's true. Allison Dubois will dream her last dream on "Medium" Friday, January 21st. 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."

"Medium," executive produced by Kelsey Grammer, started out on NBC in January of 2005 but was a casualty of Jeff Zucker's misguided 2009 attempt to inundate primetime with Jay Leno ( granted, it was never a ratings superstar). CBS picked it up and added it to Fridays, pairing it with the much more feel-good supernatural drama, "The Ghost Whisperer" (which was canceled last season).

What to Watch on Friday: Zach Galifianakis, Jimmy Carter on "Real Time"

Medium (8pm, CBS) - "Medium" got the sad news this week that CBS has cut this season's run from 22 to 13 episodes. Not a good sign. Tonight, doom looms when Allison's visions flash to a specific future time. She soon fears that a catastrophic event will take place then, but she has neither the know-how nor the power to prevent it (could she be seeing the cancellation of her show?). Clancy Brown guest stars.

Primetime: What Would You Do (9pm, ABC) - Scenarios tonight include a gay teen being bullied and a high school boy being tutored by a sexually aggressive older woman.

The Good Guys (9pm, Fox) - Jack and Dan expose a deadly criminal conspiracy while investigating a corrupt oil company, and the case could become problematic for Liz's boyfriend.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - Bill's guests tonight are commentator Margaret Hoover, anchor Lawrence O’Donnell, journalist Reihan Salam, former President Jimmy Carter and actor Zach Galifianakis (right).

Teach: Tony Danza (10pm, A&E) - The school issues a uniform policy and Danza shows his support by adhering to the dress code himself. He also teaches some students how to box, but realizes it was a mistake when it leads to a locker room fight. And one of his students gets in trouble for giving the assistant principal a dog treat (ouch).

What to Watch on Friday: George Clooney on "Real Time"

Medium (8pm, CBS) - When Allison suffers a hand injury that requires a skin graft, her hand suddenly acts as though it has a mind of its own.

Dateline (9pm, NBC) - Ann Curry looks into the Alaska plane crash that killed former senator Ted Stevens and four others. Former Nasa administrator Sean O'Keefe, who survived the crash with his son, sheds light on the incident.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - Maher's guests are Rob Reiner, Jake Tapper, Nicolle Wallace, George Clooney, and Wasilla, Alaska mayoral candidate Levi Johnston.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - Frank and Danny search for a homemade bomb that is to be set off in downtown Manhattan. The investigation leads to an argument about the pros and cons of profiling.

Teach: Tony Danza (10pm, A&E) - Tony gets homesick and plans a trip back to California to see his family, but he's torn when marching-band students plead with him to stay and help them prepare for their competition. Danza also meets with parents of a student who failed a test.

What to Watch on Friday: Tom Wopat on "Medium"

School Pride (8pm, NBC) - Think of it as "Extreme Makeover: School Edition." Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") exec-produces this new feel-good school renovation series. Tonight's opener tackles a California school.

Medium (8pm, CBS) - Allison snoops into the slaying of a missing girl, but creates friction with Det. Scanlon when she deduces that his deceased brother may be linked to the murder. Also, Ariel prepares to leave for college. Tom Wopat (left) guest stars as a county sheriff who asks Allison for help with the case. (One of the many Tom Wopat posters that hung on my wall when I was a youngster).

The Good Guys (9pm, Fox) - Dan goes into hiding after he is framed for kidnapping the ex-governor's son, leaving it up to Jack to clear his name while Dan reconnects with his old partner, the legendary Frank Savage (Gary Cole).

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - An off-duty police officer is murdered during a diamond heist and Frank mobilizes the city's entire police force to track down the killer. Jennifer Esposito guest stars.

Teach: Tony Danza (10pm, A&E) - Danza is asked by the mayor to host a charity show on the night he's supposed to perform in Atlantic City, all while he's balancing school responsibilities, which include talking a student out of quitting the football team.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (10pm, TruTV) - In the second season premiere, Jesse investigates a government-run germ lab on Plum Island off the New York coast and gets chased by the US Coast Guard.

What to Watch on Friday: Tony Danza gets schooled

Medium (8pm, CBS) - Allison is concerned when Det. Scanlon starts having dreams about his dead psycho bro (who he murdered, incidentally). Frank Whaley guest stars.

Dog Whisperer (8pm, National Geographic Channel) - In the seventh season premiere, Howie Mandel seeks help handing his wife's aggressive Chihuahua.

Fatal Attractions (9pm, Animal Planet) - In tonight's season premiere, the headline-making case of Antoine Yates, a Harlem man who kept a 500-pound tiger in his 800-square-foot apartment. Also featured, a Vietnam vet who copes with his post traumatic stress by keeping a pet tiger.

Teach: Tony Danza (10pm, A&E) - If you watch nothing else tonight, watch this show. Tony Danza is trying -- really trying -- to teach a Philadelphia high school English class, but things aren't going smoothly. Tonight, half the class fails a quiz on the novel "Of Mice and Men," prompting Danza to make a decision that could have legal repercussions. Also, his top student wants to leave the class because he doesn't feel challenged. In the previews, Danza cries.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - Erin, Frank, and Danny all work together within the system to find justice when the chief suspect in a rape case is protected by diplomatic immunity.

Outlaw (10pm, NBC) - This show is on a bit of a death watch, so if you like it, watch it while you can. Tonight, Garza (Jimmy Smits) and his team expose a car manufacturer's cover-up when faulty tire rods allegedy cause accidents, but Al doubts Garza's motives for taking the case.

What to Watch on Friday: "Blue Bloods" in control

Smallville (8pm, CW) - Cat Grant (Keri Lynn Pratt) is hired by the Daily Planet to replace Lois, who has left for Egypt. When Clark saves Cat from an assassin named Deadshot (Bradley Stryker) he uncovers a plot against the Blur.

Medium (8pm, CBS) - As she probes a series of slayings, Allison begins noticing bizarre symbols materializing above folks' heads and concludes the floating figures could be a mechanism for matching people to their soul mates. Tony Hale and Lana Parrilla guest star.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - This new Tom Selleck family cop drama smoked its competitors last week in the ratings. Tonight, the Reagans weigh the pros and cons of vigilantism when a man with a police record takes action against a criminal who is terrorizing riders on a subway.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (10pm, IFC) - A new office comedy about a hapless U.S. transplant working in London, created by and starring David Cross. In the first episode, Todd is promoted to sales rep and put in charge of the launch of a new energy drink, Thunder Muscle, which is from North Korea and contains some suspect ingredients.

Outlaw (10pm, NBC) - Garza advocates for an emotionally vacant mother who accidentally killed her baby daughter by leaving the infant in a hot car. Jay Mohr guest stars.

Teach: Tony Danza (10pm, A&E) - A new seven-part series following actor Tony Danza as he teaches sophomore English at Philadelphia's Northeast High School. He also signs up to be an assistant football coach in an attempt to bond with the players in his class. Read more about Danza's show.

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