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'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo couldn't predict own show's success

You might think that as a psychic who channels spiritual messages, Theresa Caputo would have had a premonition long ago that her TLC series "Long Island Medium," would turn out to be a hit. But as it gets set to enter its fourth season, Caputo admits the success caught her by surprise.

"I never thought in a million years," she told TODAY's Natalie Morales and Billy Bush Friday. "I thought I was going to do a couple of episodes. I was still booking appointments, and I thought I was going to go on with my little life."

Okay, so you can't catch everything, particularly when you're focused on locating messages sent from the great beyond to their loved ones still here in the real world. And Caputo acknowledges there are skeptics out there who don't believe she's really contacting the dearly departed. "First of all, I say to all the skeptics ... it is what it is. Come and witness and speak to the people that have had the experience with me," she said.

But if those messages coming from beyond are less than positive, Caputo says she probably won't send them forward. "I would just say to the spirit, 'I only want the highest good of all concerned,'" she said. "We always have to deliver messages with love and levity."

"Long Island Medium" returns to TLC on Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m.