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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  1. Karen says

    I watched all of the episodes on Netflix and was so depressed when season 5 ended. It left off with no finale. I want to see more!!!

  2. kirsten says

    please keep ghost whisperer it ended sooo well on series 5 but i would love to hear more of the ghost whisperer stories in series 6. ive watched every episode they’ve ever made and love them all. the shineys have won but its only the begining xxxx

  3. Makayla says

    I loved this show, oh so much. I am sad to see it cancelled. Really wishing it would come back. I would be oh happy.

    • says

      It would be great to have the group back on ghostwhisperer to see aidan growing up to see Jim and Melinda have more kids please alot of people would be happy to have the show back on you could even have her new husband be a ghost on the show there a whole more of the story to be told

  4. cjesse20 says

    I would love see season 6 come back! Please at least give the TV series a great finally before you cancel it. It was a great show that I enjoyed watching.

  5. brit says

    I loved this show , I still watch them on Netflix ,even tho I’ve seen them a few times . Pls bring it BACK *

  6. Haven says

    Please, bring back the show! It has been five years, but you did a five year jump within the show.. You can do it now. Play around with things, figure it out. It’s an amazing show, Jennifer is a beautiful and amazing actor and she loves the show. Find ways to make more profit if that’s what you’re all about, but this show needs to come back. I love it, and it shocked.. And saddened me to find out that it was over.. And that after five seasons, that was it. And CBS ended it in a horrible spot. That is disappointing. You could of at least done one more season or something.. But this show desperately needs to come back!

  7. joan Armstrong says

    Bring back series 6 both myself and my daughter watch it and are very sad to hear it will be going

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