We have an all new original episode tonight, "The Children's Parade," which was written and directed by John Gray. It is filled with suspense and the emotion of Melinda at the intersection of the Living and the Dead. You won't want to miss it and here's why: As Melinda investigates a poltergeist in the hospital in which Jim works, the mystery touches on a much bigger source of danger, and a final showdown looms with the forces from the dark side of the spirit world which threaten Melinda and her family.
"The Children's Parade" was written and directed by creator John Gray. He dedicates this episode in memory of his mother, Betty Gray (1924-2010), whom he loss during the filming of this episode. We're sure you join us in sending John lots of love and thanking him for doing such an amazing job on the show.
This episode guest stars: Billy Unger as Pete (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Desperate Housewives); Joey King as Cassidy (CSI, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody); Tammy Townsend as Jacqueline (Sherri, Lincoln Heights); George Wendt as George the Plumber (Family Guy, Saturday Night Live); Asante Jones as Stuart (Strong Medicine, Dexter); Peter Holden as Darren (Scrubs, 24); and Rebecca McFarland as Joan (Saving Grace, Two and a Half Men).
Musically, this episode features "There For You" by The Undeserving (Warner Bros) and lots of great original score by Mark Snow who's been nominated for 8 Emmys — two of them for Ghost Whisperer. "The Children's Parade" music playlist, please visit http://www.myspace.com/ghostwhisperer.
We're sending a Ghost Whisperer shout out to our special guests during the shooting of this episode: Carolyn Sesvold (Chicago, Illinois), Dominic Richardson (Atlanta, Georgia) and Ryan Hollis (Seattle, Washington). We thank you all for your 'spirit' on the Ghost Whisperer sets. Check it out here.
Additionally, we want to thank all the child actors involved in "The Children's Parade" — you did a fabulous job! And we loved working with each of you. As you know, Ghost Whisperer has a long-standing tradition of featuring child actors in our episodes and every one of them has been a trooper. To check out the kids on set of "The Children's Parade," click here.
For electronic artwork on "The Children's Parade" (EP. 522), please click here.
To view the on-air promo for "The Children's Parade" (EP. 522), please click here.
As part of our Total Engagement experience, we continue to create bridge experiences for you, our Ghost Whisperer fans, with unique original content for the web:
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. These are the "juiciest" yet:
-David Conrad (Jim) connects with you about his experience in "The Children's Parade." To view, please click here.
-Creator John Gray shares his vision for "The Children's Parade" and his inspiration for Ghost Whisperer, please click here to view.
-Ghost Whisperer co-executive producer and spiritual medium James Van Praagh shares his insight on what happens when children become spirits. To view, please click here.
-Guest choreographer Shanda Sawyer gives insight into Ghost Whisperer's "young ghosts" during the filming of "The Children's Parade." (FYI: Shanda also choreographed the Ghost Whisperer episode in which Mary J. Blige starred.) To view, please click herehttp://bit.ly/GW522Sawyer.
It's here! Check out the final webisodes — Webisodes 8 plus bonus webisodes 9 and 10 of Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV at 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. As you know, the previous 7 webisodes are also posted.
Of special note: In webisode No. 10, Mary Ann Winkowski gives a great show-and-tell on how you can ghost-bust your house.
Also, an interactive companion game for the web series is available on the CBS Audience Network. Play 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.
Go behind-the-scenes on Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV as the crew reveals key ghost rules in Ghost Whisperer's history. Please click here
In Ghost Whisperer spirit concentration, test your ability and outsmart the Spirit World by connecting with our Ghost Whisperer characters. To play, please click here.
This week, in our Ask Mary Ann blog, Ghost Whisperer's real-life ghost buster Mary Ann Winkowski explains how earthbound spirits look to her help and how spirits can be attached to a property that no longer exists. Fascinating, right? To learn more about the intersection of the living and the dead, please click here. And, as always, if you have your own questions about earthbound spirits, send them to ASK MARY ANN via email at email@example.com.
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Here are the latest projects for the Ghost Whisperer cast:
Check out Jennifer Love Hewitt's (Melinda) new PSA supporting Mikey's Way Foundation — a charitable non-profit organization that helps pediatric cancer patients. To view, please click here.
David Conrad (Jim) stars in the independent film Follow the Prophet, a masterful piece about polygamy. For more information on this award-winning film, visit http://www.followtheprophetmovie.com.
Don't miss Jamie Kennedy's (Eli) comedy tour, coming to a city near you! For more info, visit 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. Vote from now until May 31st.
FOR BODY: Purchase a pair of TOMS shoes and the company will donate a pair to a child in need! Learn about their amazing Shoe Drop in Rwanda here.
FOR MIND: Based on research, today women have more choices than they've ever had in the past, but are increasingly less happy in their lives. The flip side of this is that men, as they progress through life, become happier. What say you? Post what you think about this discovery — and be sure to come back next week so we can download you. We can't wait to read your postings about what you think about this. Thanks in advance.
Thank you for your amazing support and — keep posting to us about the show. We absolutely are interested in reading what you're thinking!
Kim & Ian