Ghost Whisperer: Has ABC Saved the Jennifer Love Hewitt Series?

Ghost WhispererLast week CBS cancelled Ghost Whisperer after five seasons on the air. Almost immediately, there was word that ABC might save the TV show. Now, word is spreading that the deal is done. Is it?

In Ghost Whisperer, Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) has the ability to see and talk to people who’ve died. Regular castmembers over the past five seasons have included David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jay Mohr, Aisha Tyler, Christoph Sanders, Jamie Kennedy, and Kenneth Mitchell.

CBS cancelled the TV show because viewership has fallen quite a bit this season. Ordinarily, ABC wouldn’t have any interest in saving the TV show up but the network co-produces Ghost Whisperer and would share in the profits from another season of episodes going into syndication.

While ABC is still supposedly interested in picking up the show, it hasn’t happened yet. Some websites are saying that it has been picked up, seemingly due to some telephone game-like reporting.

TV show supportKennedy, Hewitt’s boyfriend and co-star, was asked about the possibility of ABC picking up the series. He said, “They are talking about it, so that’s cool. We haven’t exactly gone into the light, we haven’t crossed over, but we’ve got some life.” The headline on WENN’s brief story reads, ABC Chiefs Giving Ghost Whisperer a Lifeline.

Some sites, including Perez Hilton, apparently have misinterpreted “lifeline” in the headline to mean that ABC has already agreed to pick up the show. While ABC may bring Ghost Whisperer back for season six, they haven’t agreed to do it just yet.

What do you think? Will ABC save Ghost Whisperer or is it just wishful thinking?

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  1. Scott says

    WOW! I TELL YOU WHAT, THE FRONT OFFICE PEOPLE AT CBS CAN’T BE VERY SMART, I MEAN CANCELING THEIR BEST SHOW LIKE GHOST WHISPERER! THEIR MUST BE SOME REALLY DUMB PEOPLE RUNNING CBS THESE DAYS. SO ABC YOU ALL JUST NEED TO BRING IT BACK, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LIKES THAT SHOW, AND I’M ONE OF THEM, SO BRING IT BACK AND PUT IT BACK ON THE AIR! SHOW THAT YOU ALL ARE SMART ENAUGH TO KNOW A GOOD THING WHEN YOU SEE IT, I MEAN AFTER ALL, YOU HELPED CO-PRODUCE IT!

  2. Penny says

    I’m extremely upset that Ghost Whisper isn’t on! I’ve been waiting for it to start. I had no idea what was going on! Ugh~that was my highlight of the week!!! =0(

  3. Joanne says

    I want more Ghost Whisperer, I love it and I think there should be more. I bought all the seansons on DVD, I would love to have more!!

  4. Janie says

    When my little grandkids come over they always ask me “Nana, is Ghost Whisperer on? Come on – lets go watch it” I don’t know who is more dissappointed, them or me!!! We watch the reruns now but that gets a little old! How about some new shows? We can’t wait!!!

    Thank you :)

  5. tori says

    wait is abc going to save Ghost Whisperer? its February now? when will it return? i reallly hope it dose i mean i really do thousands of people do maybe even more!

  6. just call me juzz says

    CBS are idiots;/why they cancelled a show like that..it has a sense its entertaining & its NOT boring!!!like other show!!duhhhh…bring back my GHOST WHISPERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. A Very VERY Big Fan says

    Please. The Ghost Whisperer made millions of lives more appealing. Millions of people loved to watch the relationship between Jim/Sam and Melinda and Delia and Melinda and Ned and Delia and so on! But the show also taught people things about caring and helping other people even if we can’t see ghosts the show helped a lot of people. This show is amazing please, please bring it back.
    -A Very VERY Big Fan

  8. Shirley Starkloff says

    It was a big mistake to cansel a great show. My family all watched the show. Talk about breaking up a family night. Put the show back on.

  9. lucy says

    I think It was a big mistake to take cancel Ghost Whisperer!! Great show.
    Very few shows worth watching show have no content, stupid or reality. Who need reality we live it everyday. We want a entertainment show.

  10. jessica says

    I think It was a big mistake to take cancel Ghost Whisperer!! Great show. They should have cancelled Rules of Engagement.

  11. Macarena says

    The Ghost Whisperer was great. I think that it was a big mistake to cancel the show. Frankly, the shows that are out there right now are really crappy and I find myself not even turning on the TV anymore. Ghost Whisperer had some actual content and was really entertaining. I am sad that little by little, television programming is becoming boring and senseless. Sad.

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