May 10, 2009
Best Development Season...EVER!
Boo! 'Ghost Whisperer' Headed Back to CBS
It appears as though "Ghost Whisperer" will haunt CBS for another season.
A person familiar with the situation said the network has picked up the Jennifer Love Hewitt series for next fall. Details of the pickup were not immediately available.
While a CBS renewal had always been the most likely option, ABC Studios—which co-produces "Ghost" with CBS Paramount Network Television—has been informally shopping the series to other networks. ABC and, to a much lesser degree, Fox had indicated they would be interested in the show if CBS didn't close a deal.
At issue: A new license fee for "Ghost." Networks normally need to pay the full cost of a series once it reaches its fifth season. But given current broadcast economics, CBS had balked at that scenario.