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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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Anonymous March 14, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Please bring it back. My husband and I are hooked. Wish I could message Jennifer . She is amazing in this role. GREAT ACTING!


Victoria February 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

They need a season 6,7,8, and maybe 9,10!!! I love the show… it needs to come back on please!!!


Anonymous February 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Needs to be put back on


Donte' Lewia February 4, 2014 at 1:42 am

I just finished watching the series on Netflix. I know I’m so late lol, but anyways i loved it and to my surprise it was cancelled.I wish somewhere in the late future I’ll return better than ever.


Jamie February 2, 2014 at 7:34 am

I love this show and really would like to see it come back. we cant just be left in the dark about what happens! come on sixth season!


savanna February 1, 2014 at 1:23 am

I I love this show I wached all the episodes, twice!!! I really want to know what happens next. I miss watching it every Friday with 5 other friends. They should bring it back . Jennifer love Hewitt is so beautiful and is a great actor. I realy want this show back I LOVE this show.


Shane coleman January 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

It is so stupid to take that show off air, because it shows people to not take life for granted.. the people who play in the show you couldn’t find no one else to do it any better at all.. What jennifer love hewitt does in the show is amazing and alsome. And the relationship that her and jim have is what a lot of people would die for.. how he undersands her, how he litens to her, how he loves her more than life its self. Jim puts it out there how a man should love his women..this show briengs life to everyone that wacthes it… I know as a man that’s married I’ve cried a little. Please put it back on tv….


Melanye B January 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Pleaseeeee!!!! Bring back ghost whisper it was and still is my favorite show of all, I would always stay up watching the whole season until the end. It’s crazy that they canceled it please bring it back. There are still fans out there!


Lamar December 27, 2013 at 5:24 am

Ghost whisperer was definitely one of my favorite shows on TV. I was upset that they took the show off air. Jennifer Love Hewitt is one amazing, beautiful woman. Everytime I’d watch the show n see her help the dead cross over I get creeped also saying I wish I can talk to the dead and help them. Moreover I think they should come out with another season I use to run home just to watch the show. Plus I honestly gotta say jennifer Love Hewitt has a over time gorgeous smile.


ashleigh December 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Bring ghost whisperer back season 6 love it even tho season 5 was off a bit still watched it all and got better towards the end


marelyn December 3, 2013 at 4:49 am

i think you should totally bring the show back i love this show


desiree Rodriguez November 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

I love this show they should bring it back they should explain more they stoped after episode 22 of season 5 what happen to them after they scared the shadows away


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