Ghost Whisperer Producers Talk "Dead Ringer"
Thank you so much for all the helpful feedback on last week's Ghost Whisperer episode and this upcoming ALL NEW ORIGINAL EPISODE, "Dead Ringer". We've been reading your comments on TVGuide.com and YouTube, and many of you seem intrigued by the "tease" at the end of last week's episode, in which Mel and Jim are arguing. No worries — it all leads to a deeper, richer relationship. And, what happens after a fallout in the strongest of relationships? More romance, of course. Even in the best romances there's conflict. (Ian and I can personally vouch for that as we are not only business partners, we're also married.) What's great about Jim and Melinda is you all seem to be in love with them being in love. Everyone at the network, the studio and Ghost Whisperer loves you for loving them — there is a lot more to come on the romance front.
@CariGastwirth, @emily_90 and @xxlauraxx: Thanks for your postings. We were glad to hear from you! It's amazing to all of us at Ghost Whisperer that you're taking the time to track what's going on in the show. We truly appreciate it. @GwhispererCrazy: so glad you liked Ep. 520. Next week, Carl's back with ghostly insight! Join us, won't you?
In tonight's episode, a routine haunting turns very strange when a man, whose ghost Melinda is trying to help, suddenly turns up alive. Melinda finds herself caught in a bizarre and dangerous revenge plot, battling enemies she didn't know she had. "Dead Ringer" features special guest star Michael Graziadei (Young & The Restless).
"Dead Ringer" was written by Co-Executive Producer Mark B. Perry and Consulting Producer Stephanie SenGupta. Ian executive produced and directed it. His challenge in this episode was working with one actor playing dual characters. Michael Graziadei did a fabulous job meeting the challenge. Thank you, Michael!
If you recognize Michael Graziadei, who played Kyle and his twin, it's because you see him on the Young and the Restless day in and day out. He has a huge following in that show. And he also was in 90210. Other guest stars in "Dead Ringer" are Stephanie Lemlin as Gale (Kung Fu Panda, CSI); Will Shadley as Boy Seth (Chowder, Dirty Sexy Money); Timon Kyle Durrett as Sheriff (Samantha Who?, The Young and the Restless); and Randolph Montooth as Allen (One Life to Live, As the World Turns). Lots of talent from daytime soaps in this episode. Lucky us!
Musically, this episode features "It's Me" by Helen Austin; "I Just Realized" by Matt Wertz (Handwritten Records); "In Front Of Me" by Greg Laswell (Vanguard Records); and original score by the oh-so-talented Mark Snow. For our Ghost Whisperer "Dead Ringer" music play list this week, please visit http://www.myspace.com/ghostwhisperer
For Electronic Artwork on "Dead Ringer" (EP. 521), please click here (http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff82/jclancy922/?action=view¤t=artCard521FINAL.jpg ).
To view the On-Air Promo for "Dead Ringer" (EP. 521), please click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AT2azk5Tig )
As part of our Total Engagement Experience, we continue to create bridge experiences for Ghost Whisperer fans with unique original content for the web:
In our Ghost Whisperer TIC TAC LOVE, play Melinda and Jim to see who comes out on top. To play please click here (http://www.gwfansite.com/tictaclove/).
As you know, GHOST WHISPERING is our weekly video blog in which the Ghost Whisperer cast, writers, directors and crew share behind-the-scenes insight into upcoming episodes. This week, executive producer Ian Sander, who directed this episode, clues you in on the mysteries of shooting Ghost Whisperer. To view, please click here (http://bit.ly/521IanSander ).
BONUS VLOG: Guest star Michael Graziadei reveals his real life ghost encounter. To view, please click here (http://bit.ly/521Graziadei).
NEW WEBISODE POSTED!!! GHOST WHISPERER: THE OTHER SIDE IV Webisode #7 is now posted at http://www.cbs.com/ghost <http://www.cbs.com/ghost> . Sponsored by GMC Acadia, GHOST WHISPERER: THE OTHER SIDE IV is inspired by e-mails from fans wanting to know more about the ghost world. Check out the previous 6 webisodes, which are also posted and stay tuned because Mary Ann Winkowski is going to share with you, in detail, how to ghost bust your house. CBS.com will post the next new webisode on May 21. An interactive companion game in conjunction with the Web series is available on the CBS Audience Network. Play the game (it's super easy!) and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a new 2010 GMC Acadia like the one Melinda Gordon drives in Ghost Whisperer. Click here to participate: http://www.cbs.com/ghostwhisperer.
Also, Webisode #7 is the third piece of the Danielle Barbe Ghost Whisperer trifecta. Her song, "Ghost Town," is featured in the GHOST WHISPERER: THE OTHER SIDE IV + GHOST WHISPERER TV episode "Lethal Combination" #519 and she performed at the 100th EPISODE PRESS CELEBRATION. For more of her music click here: (http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm ).
Go behind the scenes on GHOST WHISPERER: THE OTHER SIDE IV and learn how visual effects director Bill Rude created ghost magic with Daisy's shoes as they fly through the air. To view, click here: (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ghost_whisperer/video/?pid=SHTcHHLrQz3dKWorUrjvMOIauNe3Ehca&vs=Default&play=true )
This week in our ASK MARY ANN blog, Ghost Whisperer 's real-life ghost buster Mary Ann Winkowski, explains how to identify if the spots in your family photos are spirit orbs (http://ghostwhisperer.tumblr.com/post/587360801/ask-mary-ann-521 ).
And, as always, if you have your own questions about earthbound spirits, send them to ASK MARY ANN via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UPDATES ON OUR STARS:
Congratulations to Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) for being named one of Maxim's 2010 Hot 100 List (http://www.maxim.com/girls/girls-of-maxim/79147/jennifer-love-hewitt.html).
Also, check out Love's new PSA (http://www.jenniferlovehewittonline.com/mikeys-way/ ) supporting Mikey's Way Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization that helps pediatric cancer patients.
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.
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:
FOR SPIRIT: Project Angel Food's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of women, children and men affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illness. To make a difference, cast your vote. That's all you need to do to Support Project Angel Food in the PEPSI Refresh Everything Challenge. Your vote will help them win a $250,000 PEPSI donation, which will be used for meals for those in need. To vote, please click here: http://www.refresheverything.com/projectangelfood. Vote from now until May 31.
FOR BODY: Did you know that yoga can help with relieve asthma? Click here (http://www.womenfitness.net/top10_yoga_asthma.htm ) for details on this along with nine other surprising fitness tips.
FOR MIND: Attention Ladies: Invite six or eight interesting women to your home (maybe for dinner) to talk about how you're navigating the new landscape of our evolving world in your personal and professional lives. Women are quickly becoming the decision makers — and holder of the purse strings — in this new economy. We're affecting change like never before. Talk about it — and post what you're discovering. We want to hear from you!
Thanks for checking in with us and we've got more to share next week.
Kim & Ian