Long Island Medium is an American reality television series on TLC that debuted on September 25, 2011. Based in Hicksville, New York, the series stars Theresa Caputo as she claims to be a medium who can communicate with the deceased. The series follows her life as she juggles clients and her family. Caputo's claims have been called fake by multiple sources, ranging from persons such as magician, James Randi, print publications such as,Wired Magazine and television news programs like Inside Edition. Both Caputo and TLC have been criticized for profiting from what some consider a "charlatan" whose claims are "not true".