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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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SueAnn Sweatman March 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Please keep it going. My husband would actually sit down and watch the show. We really enjoy watching it.


Julie M March 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

Would love season 6 to come out don’t want to watch the last two episodes of season 5 because I will miss it lol. Please make a 6th season.


April a March 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Keep the show going please it still has a lot of fans and will continue to!


April a March 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Yes I would love to see season 6 I watch this show everyday so now that I’m done with every season now I want to see more! I LOVE this show!


Rosa March 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm

I would love to see season 6 there was no ending in season 5 please keep ghost whisperer playing more seasons


Linda H. March 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm

I loved watching Ghost Whisperer. I watched every show and I was sad that it ended. I watched the reruns when it comes on. I wished the show would go on.


mellisa February 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Yes would love to see season 6


Wanda Heathcoe February 23, 2015 at 8:55 am

I love watching ghost whisperer, I was disappointed with the last show. I wish you would bring it back on.


Quinn Stanton February 20, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Ghost whispers is a great show. It should come back for even more seasons.


Yamily February 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Ho no I can believe this is happening!!! I got really into this serie and I can’t believe its gone. It has to be a a Way to show season 6,7,8 and so on it is a really good tv show. Never see one like this.


Adrian Millward February 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm

I have just watched the complete series of the Ghost Whisperer, I was disappointed with their decision to axe the show, maybe the viewing figure’s were bad or down on previous years, but I think this may be because it became to personal in season 5 and maybe a rewrite and fresher material and get back to helping more normal people might revive it! the previous season 4 was ok until you killed off Jim, replaced him with a new body Sam? only to carry on with the original character jim which took away from the fact that jim was in sams body?? instead they should have brought the other actor who played sam into the series with most of jims traits, that would have been more believable. Anyway the decision was made and I am sad to loose anther series I liked.

Jennifer love hewitt I love you I thought malinda was a good character for you


Char D February 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

I watched Ghost Whisperer back when it came on and now on Netflix. I forgot how much I loved this show!! The network execs should consider creating another throwback channel for shows we love but aren’t as old as the ones shown on MeTV or Cozi and include this in the lineup. Great programs never go out of style.


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