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. bunnie says

    i highly dislike that jim died for no reason…he is still on the show but his image in reflections are someone else for no reason at all….THE SHOW IS AMAZING…THE ACTORS ARE AMAZING…MY SISTER AND I HAVE BEEN WATCHING EACH AND EVERY EPISODE AND WILL BE BUYING ALL SEASONS…WE HAVENT FINISHED YET SO IT WOULD BE LOVELY TO KNOW THERE WILL BE A SIXTH SEASON..AND WHO KNOWS……EVEN MORE ^_^

  2. Elizabeth Sanchez says

    i think they should bring it back althought the ratings went down it was only cuz ppl were mad that they killed off jim. but it will still do as well they just need to give it time and also i loved the show myself is was amazing i cryed in almost every episode its an epic show they should defintely bring it back.

  3. mark says

    Bring the show back ! I love the show and i was hoping for a bigger ending. make season 6 what do you have to lose? …………. oh and if you bring it back use the same actors i don’t want any new crappy actors the show is fine the way it is1!!

  4. Brandy says

    Please bring ghost whisperer back i enjoy watching it, even watch re runs to it still I love David and Jennifer Love Hewitt’s charachters they make a lovely couple and we should be able to aiden get older and see what more he will be able to do when he gets older….. there’s more you can do with it and the more you put into it the harder you work on it you will get your viewers back :=) <3
    ~*Brandy~*

  5. ixia says

    i love this show… they should bring it back .. i seen all the sesones and did not miss a episode.. i love to see more of this show…. lease bring it back

  6. Rose says

    5:30 pm est.

    04/03/2012

    Yes, I would love to see this show come back; I think it’s great! JLH; is very good in the show she plays the part well! I agree with all the other comments. Thank you

  7. Cheryl Ward says

    NO, it should not be cancalled. I watch it all the time.. Why is it that when we get a good TV show it gets cancelled???

  8. shawn says

    yes bring the show back on cbs it was very good show season 5 or 6 would bee great
    and yes jennifer love hewitt was very good in the show the remarkable thhing about the show is that spirits do keep in touch

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