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. JOYCE BRAND says

    please please bring back ghosts whispers youdon know how many that sho has touched im a big fan of ghosts whispers please put it back on the ait thank you joyce brand

  2. Tierra says

    i watched all the shows over an over again i had to watch every rerun like 8 times each epsiode im tierd of the same ones over an over again i got them all on dvd but they jus sit n the back of the closet now thats why i need new show ASAP ASAP ASAP ASAP PLEASE TV IT NOT THE SAME AT ALL!!!!:((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

  3. Tierra says

    dis is my most fav show n the world it would make me and so many others very happy if it was to *** back on

  4. layla wehbi says

    please dont take ghost wisperers off the air it would be devistating to me my hole family and a group of girls at my college and the other people in the world who watch this amazing show, i havent been this into a telivision show since , “touched by an angel” which was also very upsetting when it went off the air the whole world might not be watching it but dont cut it out for the people who do !!!!! please :(
    melinda is a very good actress and they at least need to end the show after we know more about melinda and jims son will he stay in his mothers foot steps????

  5. Ericka says

    I LOVE this show and leaving it where try did left too many questions unanswered. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring it back!!!!!!

  6. Theresa says

    Being back Ghost Whisper please. I was so great, and I didn’t end right, everything was just being uncovered,and bam they knew everything in one episdoe shadows and shinies. Either remake the show or bring it back with a scarier plot line

  7. Jadedjinn says

    They show had so many things that are unanswered! I loved the show, my kids and I had great Fridays Evenings watching Melinda, Jim, ghosts and all the other cast members. Please, please bring Ghost Whisper back. Love love this show!!!!!!!!

  8. Belinda Hillegas says

    Please, please, please bring ghost whisper back! That was my favorite show and I never missed one! I recorded and sometimes watch it more then once! I really hope it comes back with all of the main actors it had before!

    I hope to hear that it comes back even for a reunion (which puts it back on the air)

    Thank you,

    Belinda

  9. Mimisiku says

    Hi, Please bring the ghost whisperer back. I am really in tears when i heard about the cancellation of the program. I really miss watching it. I love Melinda Gordon and Jim Clancy.
    Please please please bring it back.

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