Ghost Whisperer Producers Talk "Blood Money"
This is the second sweeps week in a row for Ghost Whisperer and we're going on the air with another all new original episode. The crime-solving mystery in "Blood Money" hits the sweet spot of all you armchair detectives! When three young college kids stumble onto a stash of buried cash, they unearth more than a windfall. Turns out they've literally stirred the bones of a long dead kidnapping victim — and angered not only a vengeful ghost, but a dangerous criminal who still wants the money. You're gonna love this episode!
"Blood Money" was written by executive producers P.K. Simonds and Laurie McCarthy and directed by Eric Laneuville.
"Blood Money" guest stars Sean Marquette as "Henry" (CSI, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends); Wes Robinson as "Greg" (Arrested Development, American Dreams); Trevor Morgan as "Danny" (Law & Order, CSI Miami); Mary Gordon Murray as "Marion Allston"(Nip/Tuck, CSI); Justin Shilton as "Det. Jeff Colson (Melrose Place, Buffy the Vampire Slayer); David Clennon as "Carl" (Grey's Anatomy, Saved); and Arjay Smith as "Scott" (Navy NCIS, 24).
Musically, this episode features "Michigan" by Derby (Green Submarine); "Spitting Fire" by The Boxer Rebellion; and original score by Mark Snow, who's been nominated for 8 Emmys — two of which were for Ghost Whisperer. For the Ghost Whisperer "Blood Money" music playlist this week, please click here.
For electronic artwork on "Blood Money" (EP. 520), please click here.
To view the on-air tease for "Blood Money," please click here.
We'd like to do a special shout out to Ghost Whisperer uber-fan Mary Rodriguez, our "walk-on" who spent time with her "ghost" family on-set at Universal Studios during the shooting of "Blood Money." Thanks for being on ghost patrol with us, Mary!
As part of our total engagement experience, we continue to bring experiences to all of you loyal Ghost Whisperer fans by creating unique original content for the web that parallels the TV show:
Melinda's Brain: Curious to discover what makes Melinda tick when she's engaging with earthbound spirits? To get into Mel's head, click here.
This week in our Ghost Whispering video blog, executive producer P.K. Simonds discusses his approach to creating "Blood Money."
Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV webisode No. 6 has just been posted at http://www.cbs.com/ghost. Check it out along with the previous 5 webisodes — then you'll be all caught up and ready to move forward to next week's No. 7. Don't forget to play the quick online game that accompanies each webisode for a chance to win a GMC Acadia just like the one Melinda drives in the TV show. To enter the GMC Acadia sweepstakes for a chance to win a new 2010 GMC Acadia, click here. And stay tuned because following webisode No. 8 there is a bonus webisode in which Ghost Whisperer's real life ghost buster, Mary Ann Winkowski will personally help you ghost bust your house. More on this next week.
Go behind the scenes on Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV with actor Matt Knudsen who plays Bo, the ghost who got his start haunting Donora, Pennsylvania. To view, please click here.
This week in our Ask Mary Ann blog, Ghost Whisperer's real-life ghost buster Mary Ann Winkowski explains whether or not pennies are a sign from a loved one who's crossed over. Pennies from heaven, anyone? To join Mary Ann at the intersection of the living and the dead, click here. If you have your own questions about earthbound spirits, e-mail them to ASK MARY ANN at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Here's what Love, David, Camryn and Jamie are up to:
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) shares her healthy diet secrets in the May 10 edition of OK Magazine, on news stands now. Also, check her out as one of the magazine's 50 Sexiest Singles here.
David Conrad (Jim) stars in the independent film Follow the Prophet, in a masterful piece about polygamy. For more information on this award-winning film, visit http://www.followtheprophetmovie.com .
Check out Camryn Manheim (Delia) as she reads children's books aloud with Story Online, an online streaming video program presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Camryn reads, "Enemy Pie" by Derek Munson. For more details, visit http://www.storylineonline.net .
Jamie Kennedy (Eli) is on a college road trip with his comedy tour. He'll be at the Houston Improv on May 14th. For more dates and tickets, visit http://www.jamiekennedy.com.
A few tips on spirit/body/mind:
On sprit: To discover what the happiest most successful women do differently to live their strongest life, take your cues from Marcus Buckingham. This book is brilliant, ladies!
On body: We finally discovered where Hollywood's stars sculpt their gorgeous bodies, surrounded by ghosts no doubt: M6 FITNESS. Michelle Vrakelos teaches the dance/exercise classes and John Blanks does the fitness training. (Recognize his name? John's brother is workout pioneer Billy Blanks — some genes those Blanks boys have!) If you can't get out there, try the old fashioned way-- run bleachers while your kids practice spring football, soccer or track! That's what we did where we grew up.
On mind: Does 'Mr. Doubt' lurk in the shadows whenever you're trying to be creative? Then take a cue from the author of EAT, LOVE, PRAY, Elizabeth Gilbert (who Julia Roberts plays in the feature film due out this summer.) You're going to love Elizabeth's advice on how to banish the doubt-man.
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Kim & Ian