Medium - nothing remains hidden

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Television series
German title Medium - nothing remains hidden
Original title medium
Medium Logo.svg
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2004-2011
length 45 minutes
Episodes 130 in 7 seasons
genre Drama , crime , mystery
idea Glenn Gordon Caron
music Mychael Danna
First broadcast January 3, 2005 (USA) on NBC
first broadcast
March 15, 2006 on kabel eins

Medium - Nothing Is Hidden is an American television series . The series was produced by Picturemaker Productions in association with Grammnet Productions and Paramount Network Television for the television network NBC . The script was written by Glenn Gordon Caron ( The Model and the Snoop ) , who also directed it at the same time. Other executive producers include Kelsey Grammer ( Frasier ) , Steve Stark, and Oscar winner Ronald L. Schwary (Ordinary People) . The focus of the series is on the medium Allison DuBois , who uses his parapsychological skills to solve crimes .

The number of episodes in the last seventh season has been reduced from 22 to 13 episodes. After the main actress Patricia Arquette had already announced the cancellation of the series, a confirmation from the broadcaster soon followed. The series finale aired on January 21, 2011.


Allison Dubois has three children and the wife of engineer Joe. After originally wanting to be a lawyer, she now works in prosecutor Manuel Devalos' office, helping him solve cases with the help of her gift.

The gift consists in their uncanny ability to make contact with the hereafter . When touching personal objects, looking at pictures of people or while sleeping, the dead give her partially fragmentary pictorial clues; she also often dreams of crimes which have not yet happened and which she should prevent. The visions are mostly ambiguous or so incomplete that they are initially misinterpreted, which undermines Allison's credibility and leads to problems with her superior, prosecutor Devalos, police detective Lee Scanlon and, in later episodes of the series, with Cynthia Keener her family are the only ones who know of her gift. It also happens that she can see events going on in the mind of those who meet her, which is sometimes uncomfortable for her family or those around her.

Solving a violent crime is usually the focus of every episode; In addition, it is about the family situation of the Dubois'. So play z. For example, Joe and Allison's married life, financial problems and the upbringing of their daughters, and problems in and out of school due to their gift play an important role. Because in the course of the series it turns out that they have inherited their paranormal abilities, so it happens that in the more recent episodes some cases are partially solved with the help of the dreams of the older daughters Ariel and Bridgette.


Allison Dubois

Allison is the wife of Joe and the mother of Ariel, Bridgette and Marie. She works as a consultant for the public prosecutor's office in Phoenix . In her sleep, she always dreams of serious crimes. The dreams help her and the public prosecutor to solve these crimes. In the series finale, her husband Joe dies in a plane crash. Seven years later, Allison is a district attorney and begins to dream about her husband. The dreams show her that he is alive. Allison risks her job trying to find Joe in a desperate way, which she does in the end. However, it turns out that everything from the plane crash onwards was just a dream that Joe sent her to show Allison that she can be happy without him. 41 years after Joe's death, Allison is in the retirement home listening to a message from her great-granddaughter. Allison dies of old age while listening to the news. Her husband Joe shows up and they both go to the afterlife.

Joe Dubois

Husband of Allison. He is an engineer and already had his own company. Now he works in San Diego for a large engineering company. In the series finale, Joe dies in a plane crash. 41 years later he goes to the afterlife with Allison.

Lee Scanlon

Detective at the Phoenix Police Department. He's the liaison between Allison and the prosecutor. He is in a relationship with MP Lynn. They both had a baby together.

Manuel Devalos

Phoenix District Attorney. In season 4, he was dismissed because Allison's supposed fortune was published in the press. After that he tried his hand at a criminal law attorney. In season 5, he was again prosecutor for Phoenix. He also reinstated Allison.

Ariel Dubois

The oldest daughter of Allison and Joe. She goes to high school and always has good grades. She got her driver's license and often enjoys driving. She also has the same talent as her mother.

Bridgette Dubois

She is the second oldest daughter of Allison and Joe. She also goes to school. She always asks a lot of questions, which can be annoying at times.
Both Ariel and Bridgette display a similar talent as their mother.

Minor characters

  • Marie Dubois: She is the youngest daughter of Allison and Joe.
  • Michael Benoit: He is the brother of Allison Dubois.

Guest stars

  • Ryan Hurst 2005-2007: as Michael Benoit, brother of Allison
  • Emma Stone 2005: Cynthia / Elizabeth in Four Liters of Blood, episode 2x05 (2.15)
  • David Carradine as Jessica's brother in "Unexpected Genius" - 16th episode of the 2nd season (2.16)
  • Kelsey Grammer as Bob Sherman in "Dealing With Death" - Episode 21 of Season 2 (2.21); in "Eiskalt" - 19th episode of the 3rd season (3.19) - he and David Hyde Pierce can be heard when the television is switched on and Frasier is on
  • David James Elliott as Johnny Dunham in "Parallel Worlds" - 22nd episode of the 2nd season (2.22)
  • Peter Wingfield as Sean Redburn in "Parallel Worlds" - 22nd episode of the 2nd season (2.22)
  • Kyle Gallner as Steven Campell in "Don't Knock" - 15th episode of the 3rd season (3.15)
  • Neve Campbell as PD McCall in "To Head and Collars", "When Heads Roll" and "Head Up!" - 20th, 21st and 22nd episodes of the 3rd season (3.20, 3.21 and 3.22)
  • Jason Priestley as Walter Paxton in "To Head and Collar", "When Heads Roll" and "Head Up!" - 20th, 21st and 22nd episodes of season 3 (3.20, 3.21 and 3.22)
  • Anjelica Huston as Cynthia Keener in season 4 and in a season 5 episode (5.17)
  • Morena Baccarin as Brooke Hoyt in "Murder Remains in the Family" - 9th episode of the 5th season (5.09)
  • David Morse as Douglas Lydecker in the double episode "Geld oder Mord" - 13th and 14th episode of the 5th season (5.13, 5.14)
  • Martha Plimpton as Rosemary Widdick in "Pain Killer" - 3rd episode of the 6th season (6.03)
  • Clancy Brown as Rob Walcott in "Point 9:18 PM" - 6th episode of the 7th season (7.06)
  • David Arquette as Allison's brother Michael "Lucky" Benoit in "Herzhandel" - 11th episode of the 7th season (7.11)
  • John Glover as Carson Churchill - 11th episode of 7th season (7/11)
  • Larry Miller as Bruce Kravitz - 5th episode, 3rd season part 2 (3.2)
  • Vanessa Marano 2010

Cast and dubbing

The series was set to music at the Cinephon in Berlin . Bernd Eichner wrote the dialogue books and directed the dialogue until 2007. From this year Marion Schöneck took over the task.

role actor Voice actor Main role
Supporting role
Allison Dubois Patricia Arquette Ulrike Stürzbecher 1x01-7x13
Joe Dubois Jake Weber Peter Flechtner 1x01-7x13
Manuel Devalos Miguel Sandoval Kaspar Eichel 1x01-7x13
Lee Scanlon David Cubitt Tom Vogt 2x01-7x13 1x01-1x16
Ariel Dubois Sofia Vassilieva Victoria Frenz 1x01-7x13
Bridgette Dubois Maria Lark Jamie Lee Blank 1x01-7x13
Marie Dubois Madison Carabello
Miranda Carabello
Sammy-Jo Blank 1x01-7x13

Radiance and reach

United States
Season Episodes Channel Charisma Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1 16 NBC January 3, 2005 - May 23, 2005 # 19 13.9
2 22nd September 19, 2005 - May 22, 2006 # 31 11.20
3 22nd November 15, 2006 - May 16, 2007 # 61 8.30
4th 16 January 7, 2008 - May 12, 2008 # 41 10.50
5 19th February 2, 2009 - June 1, 2009 # 61 8.50
6th 22nd CBS September 25, 2009 - May 21, 2010 # 53 7.79
7th 13 September 24, 2010 - January 21, 2011 # 57 7.80
Season Episodes Free TV broadcast
( cable one )
Pay TV broadcast Viewers (in millions)
on free TV
1 16 March 15, 2006 - April 13, 2007 October 4, 2005 - January 10, 2006 ( premiere film ) 0.94
2 22nd April 20, 2007 - November 30, 2007 September 26, 2006 - February 20, 2007 ( series premiere ) 1.16
3 22nd March 7, 2008 - October 31, 2008 September 11, 2007 - February 12, 2008 (premiere series) 1.17
4th 16 February 27, 2009 - June 26, 2009 November 3, 2008 - May 17, 2009 ( FOX ) 1.14
5 19th March 5, 2010 - July 16, 2010 September 1, 2009 - January 5, 2010 (FOX) 0.66
6th 22nd July 6, 2012 - December 1, 2012 August 18, 2010 - October 27, 2010 (FOX) 0.53
7th 13 TBA June 22, 2011 - September 14, 2011 (FOX) TBA

Episode list


Emmy Award

Golden Globe Award

  • 2006 - Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Patricia Arquette


  • Originally, 13 episodes were commissioned by NBC for the first season ; Due to the very good ratings , however, 3 more episodes were ordered, so that the first season came to a total of 16 episodes.
  • In the episode Still Life from the second season, various scenes were filmed in 3D .
  • The series is based on the alleged life story of Allison DuBois, who lives in Phoenix (Arizona) and acts as a consultant and medium.
  • From the 6th season, the series was continued by CBS .
  • David Arquette plays the brother of Allison Dubois in the series, he is also the brother of the actress Patricia Arquette in real life.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Robert Seidman: CBS Cuts 'Medium' Order to 13 Episodes. TV By the Numbers , October 26, 2010; accessed November 2, 2010 .
  2. ^ Roger Friedman: Patricia Arquette: "Medium" Canceled, But She Wins A Cool Award. Showbiz411 , October 28, 2010, accessed November 2, 2010 .
  3. ^ Glenn Gordon Caron: A message to MEDIUM fans from series creator Glenn Gordon Caron. (No longer available online.) Columbia Broadcasting Company on Nov. 18, 2010, archived from the original on Nov. 21, 2010 ; Retrieved November 18, 2010 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. German synchronous index: German synchronous index | Series | Medium - nothing remains hidden. Accessed March 31, 2018 .
  5. 2004-05 Primetime Wrap. In: Hollywood Reporter. May 27, 2005 ( Memento from May 19, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
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