Ghost Whisperer

9:00pm Wednesday, September 29 on LIVING

Smouldering small-town mum Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) has a hidden special talent, she can see and communicate with the dead. As hit US supernatural drama Ghost Whisperer continues its fifth series on Living she uses her power to help troubled spirits cross into the light of the other side. Ghost Whisperer’s emotionally powerful storytelling is based on the work of renowned psychic James Van Praagh. His experience of living with a paranormal gift has helped develop a remarkable show about the dead that is triumphantly life affirming.

This week a romantically minded ghost is sending flowers from beyond the grave to Ned’s occult anthropology professor. Ned is afraid that he has awakened a spirit with a ouija board that he showed her, but the professor begins to think it is him stalking her as the ghost ramps up its romance. She may teach the paranormal but she doesn’t believe in it – at first. Ned is forced to call in Melinda to persuade the professor and solve the mystery

It seems likely that the ghost is her fianc�, who died in a car accident, but ouija boards are dangerous as it is not possible to know who is really talking through them. The professor and her fianc� were soul mates and she has not come to terms with his death. She may be what is keeping him on earth, but is it actually him? Melinda must find out who the ghost is and what it wants, but the ghost refuses to talk to her except through the board. Is there more than spooky seduction going on here?

9:00pm Wednesday, September 1 on LIVING

What is it like to be a medium who can communicate with souls that have passed over to the other side? Few know better than renowned psychic James Van Praagh, who put his knowledge of living with a paranormal gift to use in helping to develop hit US drama Ghost Whisperer. Now in its fifth season, the show follows the life of smouldering small-town mum Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who can communicate with the dead. Melinda sees her friend Eli get pulled over for a broken tail light this week and catches sight of a ghost in the back seat of the police car. The spirit claims the policeman is a killer. Melinda digs into the case and discovers the patrolman’s partner recently killed a junkie, who he said threatened the police with a gun. Melinda suspects this is her ghost, but when she gets a good look at him, she finds that his face doesn’t match the picture of the victim in the paper. How many other people have died in suspicious circumstances linked to the cop? According to the local paper, the ghost is a teenager who died of head injuries following a skateboarding accident. But Melinda’s supernatural powers lead her to believe that the boy actually did something to get in the policeman’s bad books and paid for the mistake with his life. When Melinda’s car gets towed and stripped for a drug search, she begins to think she is on to something and the cop is sending her a warning. Has she put herself in danger by going after a killer? Or is there more to the story than the ghost’s version of events?

9:00pm Wednesday, August 4 on LIVING

What is it like to be a medium who can communicate with souls that have passed over to the other side?

Few know better than renowned psychic James Van Praagh, who put his intimate knowledge of living with a paranormal gift to good use in helping to develop hit US drama Ghost Whisperer. Now in its fifth season, the show follows the life of smouldering small-town mum Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt, I Know What You Did Last Summer) who can communicate with the dead.

It’s Halloween this week and the scary things roaming Melinda’s neighbourhood are not all just kids in costumes. Aiden is worrying his parents with his tales of invisible friends, and after seeing a children’s storybook about the legend of Sleepy Hollow, ghostly hoofbeats haunt Melinda. Is this headless horseman just a child’s fearful dream brought to life by Aiden’s extraordinary empathetic powers, or could the spirit of a local equestrian be trying to communicate a secret from the other side?

Melinda’s husband Jim is a doctor and offers another theory to explain the apparently decapitated spirit – perhaps a patient with a severe spinal cord injury is trying to reach Melinda. She looks into the idea and discovers a worker at a local horse farm died of just such an injury. Now she just has to determine why the young man is unable to rest in peace, this week only on LIVING

1:00am Thursday, January 1 on LIVING

What is it like to be a medium? Few know better than psychic James Van Praagh, who put his knowledge of the paranormal to use in helping to develop hit US drama Ghost Whisperer. Now in its fifth season, the show follows smouldering Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who can communicate with the dead. Eli treats a rich and paranoid software mogul, but soon learns that his patient’s problem is more supernatural than psychological. A ghost is behind his anxiety… Is his murdered sister angry that he failed to protect her? When Melinda identifies a sound at the man’s house as the beating of a foetus’s heart, the search turns to his former girlfriends. Meanwhile, Melinda’s empathetic son begins suffering the man’s symptoms.

Recently axed series Ghost Whisperer may be salvaged from the scrap heap by another network looking to pick up the show.

Series regular Jamie Kennedy has confirmed that ABC are in talks about gaining the broadcasting rights to the show which was given its death nod by CBS earlier this month.

Kennedy, who features on the show as Eli James alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, confirmed the speculation that ABC are interested.

“They are talking about it, so that’s cool,” he said. “We haven’t exactly gone into the light, we haven’t crossed over, but we’ve got some life.”

Source: Digital Spy

 

American network CBS has gone on the rampage, culling seven shows from its line-up for the next season.

The network has cancelled several big-name shows as it makes room for new projects for the upcoming American summer.

Headlining the list of cancellations is drama series Cold Case, which has faded in the ratings in recent seasons. The show has run for seven seasons in total.

Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle Ghost Whisperer has also been axed despite the show performing well for the network on Friday nights.

Despite rumours it may be saved by ABC, The New Adventure of Old Christine will also finish its run on CBS.

The other shows on the scrap heap are Numb3rs, Gary Unmarried, Miami Medical and Accidentally on Purpose.

But there was good news coming from CBS HQ as well with news that Rules of Engagement and Medium have been renewed by the network for another season.

Source: TV Squad

Wednesday 10 September 2008

When the heat repeatedly goes out in Melinda’s house and antique shop, she starts getting strange visits from the spirits of an airline pilot and flight attendant who complain of being cold.

Wednesday 6 August 2008

Melinda is approached by the deceased mother of an amateur boxer who wants help in reuniting her husband and son after her death caused them to be estranged. Melinda learns that the son is angry with his father for forcing him to compete in a boxing tournament while his mother was ill and, consequently, not being able to be with her when she died. Now Melinda must broker a peace between them before the mother can cross over.

Wednesday 23 July 2008

After Jim is involved in a car accident, Melinda visits him in hospital. There she meets a young woman who recently died of complications during routine surgery but cannot rest in peace until her husband stops blaming himself for her demise. Melinda agrees to help the woman find out why she died, only to uncover some devastating information.

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