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Ghost Whisperer: CBS TV Show Cancelled, No Season Six?

Ghost Whisperer cancelledAfter five seasons on the air, CBS has killed a staple of the Friday night schedule. Ghost Whisperer won’t be back next fall on the Tiffany network. Not unless it can come back from the dead…

Ghost Whisperer tells the tale of Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a young woman with the ability to see and talk to dead people. Regular castmembers over the past five seasons have included David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jay Mohr, Aisha Tyler, Christoph Sanders, Jamie Kennedy, and Kenneth Mitchell.

The TV show debuted in September 2005 and the season attracted an average of a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.2 million viewers. In seasons two and three, the demo rose to a 3.0 rating with 9.9 and 8.6 million viewers respectively. For season four, the ratings went up again, to a 3.7 rating and 10.6 million viewers.

Unfortunately this year, the ratings fell — a lot. The season kicked off with a 2.3 rating and 8.7 million viewers. Things went further downhill from there. Last month, they hit a series low with a 1.3 rating in the demo and 5.96 million viewers. Though Ghost Whisperer was once a hit show for the network, those times are clearly over.

To little surprise, CBS has decided to cancel Ghost Whisperer. The series finale is set to air this Friday, May 21st.

However, because ABC Studios co-produces the series (with CBS), there have been discussions that it could switch networks. Medium ran for years on NBC before being cancelled and picked up by CBS.

ABC’s entertainment president, Stephen McPherson, has said that he’d be interested in picking up Ghost Whisperer if the series became available. ABC scheduler Jeff Bader told Variety today that they’ve toyed with the idea. He said, “We talked a lot about it. It could make a good lead-in to Body of Proof.”

To keep costs down, ABC has been committed to running only one scripted series on Friday nights but the execs will supposedly look at the possibility of picking up Ghost Whisperer in the next few days.

What do you think? Should ABC pick up Ghost Whisperer for season six or should it stay cancelled?

 

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Ashley October 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

bring it back!!! I really loved the show since it started. bring it back!

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Isabel September 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I LOVE the show,I think the show is awesome. My daughter , my mom and I really enjoyed watching the show together. Please bring it back!!

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Tay September 26, 2014 at 2:03 am

Absolutely bring it back. At the end of season five nothing was finalized. I love that
There was a series that doesn’t have to have strong violence, drugs, sex, csi gore
scenes. It’s a show you can watch with everyone and not have to censor anything.
Plus all the characters are great and have great chemistry together. Big mistake to cancel it.

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vanessa September 23, 2014 at 2:49 am

please let it come back i grew up with this show and it was a pretty amazing show. i love the characters and it is sad to not to see them again. if they did bring it back it would be more existing if they add more mysterious and scary in to it. i love how they all help each other to solve what’s behind the story of the ghost. i love the romance between jim and molinda, i mean i hated that they killed jim but when they brought him back because he loves her so much, that was just so intense and amazing. oh please bring this show back and all them amazing actors:)

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sally September 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

This programme is so amazing it would be a real shame not to have season 6. Such imaginative writing going to really miss it.

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Anonymous September 5, 2014 at 3:34 am

Bring it back love this programme plus would love to see what happens next

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Emily August 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

BRING IT BACK!!!! Amazing series!! I can’t get my head around why it had ended!!

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Andrea June 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Bring it back! I love the show! I know many people who love ghost whisperer just don’t have the time to watch it! My daughter is 14 and loves the show! She was very upset when it was canceled. Is it just me or is 8 million people or more a lot of people to let down? I’m sorry but ghost whisperer should be brought back. I think it’s stupid to let so many people down because they lost viewers. People have jobs, and school to deal with too! They just can’t sit around and watch tv all damn day! America is obese, remember? Want them to not be obese they have to get their butts off the couch and go do something for that to happen! Bring it back. Is all I’m saying…

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Quetzal June 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Bring it back. I loved watching this show. And I really wanted to find out about her son and his gift.

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Andrea June 26, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Oh, come on, I really want to see what happens next… Some people who watch’s the show n not say anything about it, may want to see the next season… This is a great show to watch even if it’s just showing rerun’s, I still want to know what’s going to happen to Melinda and her family… I even got my family to watch Ghost Whisperer and there waiting for the next episode…

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chillywilly93 June 23, 2014 at 1:32 am

The ratings fell when they added the creepy kid. It was cute that they had a baby and all but he kinda killed it.

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me June 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

They need to bring it back .I totally loved the show and all the cool outfits Jennifer Love Hewitt wore on the show.They said the reruns are at a high viewing so why not bring it back.I know JLOVE just had her baby so who knows if she would come back.

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