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. Hannah serak says

    Please bring it back ! I have been in tears sense it stopped !i really miss ghost whisperer and they shouldn’t change the name to body of proof they should leave the name and continue to season 6-8 that would be a miracle !! P L E A S E !!!!

  2. Brandy Roberts says

    i think they should find away to make Jim’s death a bad dream, maybe his bad dream or melindas? and start from there, they should definitely bring the show back. D: i can’t finish watching it from his death because it was like the hell? kind of thing. . an to find out there’s nothing after five? how can I continue? that’s part of why it dropped in ratings FIX IT, and re-air PLEASE? almost everyone hates **** like honey boo boo. ghost whisperer was full of feeling and meaning and just BRING it back D: first actual show i’ve enjoyed in awhile other than things like CSI, but I usually watch anime.

  3. Anonymous says

    I can’t believe I have watched every episode in less than a month to find out that it ended at a really good part. It was just begining and I really want to find out what happens next. It has been a long time since it ended but just because about 40 percent of he people got busy or had some other reason stopped watching it, what about the rest of the 60 percent of the people who actually toke time to watch it and loved the characteres and the show? This is not fair that we can’t see the ending. The show talks about unfinished busines… And it just ends in the middle….. Well all i am saying is that please consider bringing back the tv show because everyone who loed the show would appreciate the real ending of the story.
    Thank you

  4. Debbie says

    BRING IT BACK It was the best show of all time My Friday nights are totally boring now that they have cancelled the show I miss Jim and Melinda terribly

  5. Danielle Janine Schumann-Carter says

    Yes please! Ghost Whisperer is the best! Its is thrilling and exiting and it would be amazing if it would come back! If it does then I can’t wait to see it!! Like someone said on here – ”If you would advertise that you are bringing back the best show ever we would be more then glad to bring those rating back up so high it would blow your roof off!

    So YES! Bring the show BACK!

    Thanks!” – I couldn’t agree more with her, so please, please, please bring the show back! It’s awesome!

    Danielle Janine

  6. Jonathan Martinez says

    Yes you should bring the series back we just watch all the season on nerflix and it was great and i srill watch the reruns so Please bring it back.

  7. Lisa says

    If you would advertise that you are bringing back the best show ever we would be more then glad to bring those rating back up so high it would blow your roof off!

    So YES! Bring the show BACK!



  8. Kristalynn says

    I think that you guys would be out of your mind to cancel this show its the best show ever so not many people watch it every night or every month people work sometime don’t have the time a lot of other channels have Tooken off great tv shows thinking that people don’t like cartoons and replaced them with sucky ones all I’m saying is no need to get rid of the olds ones and replaces with new ones for any tv show cause all of the old ones are amazing I’m just saying and I know a lot of people probably could agree with me

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