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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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Brandy ward January 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm

I would like Ghost whisperer back please, I really loved that show & enjoyed watching it….Please bring it back!!!!!

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Smiling January 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Please. Bring it. Back. I. Don’t. Understand. Why. The. Good. Shows. Always get. Cancel. When. They. Get more. Interesting

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Malgorzata Doyle January 19, 2015 at 1:20 am

I absolutely love ghost whisperer so please bring it back for all the fans.

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CJ January 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

We need Season 6. You can’t leave Ghost Whisper like that……….

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Jade January 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH!! BRING IT BACK :)

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Amber January 9, 2015 at 12:24 am

Ghost Whisperer has taught me a lot as well made me feel more comfortable with life in many ways. It has helped me and I know many others cope with loss and nightmares. The story and the actor’s that were apart of all the seasons made it possible. I would like to see Ghost Whisperer continue with the same great people who have made it come to life for many more seasons than 10. Seeing season 6 would be wonderful, but we all wouldn’t be happy with just that. This story connects us all and relates to us all, no matter religion or race. This story speaks that we are alive even when we die and in the end love is all that matters. Please continue.
Thank you.

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Mario El Helou January 6, 2015 at 11:19 pm

hi, im mario from LEBANON! AND I BEG OF YOU BRING GHOST WHISPERER BACK!!!
YOU CANT JUST END IT LIKE THIS
PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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J'nae Dear January 2, 2015 at 2:19 am

You need to pick up Ghost Whisperer please. Its the only thing I watch anymore and I can’t just stop watching it. you need to add a season 6,7, and 8. I’m really into this show. I cry mostly every episode. please I’m being you to please bring Ghost Whisperer back. We all want it back!! I need to know more and I’m practally obsessed with this show.

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jordin December 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

You can not possibly leave ghost whisperer like that!!! There needs to be a season 6. Leaving a cliffhanger like that is shocking I need to see more

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Glen Stretch December 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I Went Ghost Wisperer Season 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 and 10

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Tricie Oz December 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Bring it back!!
It was the most interesting and vividly amazing show aired I’ve seen in years. It’d be a shame to watch it die down completely. Jennifer is an amazing actress and now with her son involved in her life, I have to know what happens next!! X3

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