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?

Canceled and renewed TV show

3,678 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says


  2. sfdg says

    I loved watching this show, but after Melinda’s husband died and then came back from the dead AND THEN after she had a baby it just seemed to go down hill. “the shinyes” REALLY? To me after the kid came to the show it just seemed to revolve around him and not around the original plot, Melinda, her husband, her friends, the ghosts, and the ghosts families.

  3. Robert L Howey Jr says

    Sir., Ghost Whisperer is one of the cleanest show put on TV today, where good verses evil. I hope you bring the show back, because I enjoyed watching every show. I also started buying each season on DVD. I hope when I finally buy season 5, that there will be more seasons to buy. Thank You for listening, Robert

  4. says

    PlEASE! don’t cancel Ghost Whisperer! that is so my favorite show, I am an advide fan. please pick it up. I have seen every episode since it came out more times than I can remember. I love Melinda Gorden. this is a show in which I’m so proud to say was the best on T.V. And something that I also believe in(spirits). I have missed watching it so much. I was very saddened to not find it anywhere on T.V. Please don’t cancel it. I would really like to see Melinda and Jim have another baby….Aiden needs a Sister…Thank you.

  5. Carla says

    I Think You Should Put It On ABC I Would Watch That Everyday ! 😀 I Know A Lot And I Mean A Lot Of People That Watch Ghost Whisperer, I Honestly Think Thats The Most Badass Show Ever Why Would You Cancel It ? Why Are You Gonna Cancel It And Maybe Put A Wackass Show On …? I Think Thats A Awsome Show And Why Would You Cancel It Right After The Husband Died ? Like Continuie It ! ! ! ! Please c: But Thats All I Have To Say ..

Leave a Comment

Your comment may need approval from a moderator before it appears. We review comments to weed out spam, duplicate postings and personal attacks. We welcome constructive discussion.