Ghost Whisperer is back with a series of all new episodes that drive us right into the season finale, and we're so excited. Make sure you tune in every Friday night from today through May 21st — 8:00pm ET/PT on CBS.
We hope you love tonight's episode in the new block of originals as much as we do. It's titled "Lethal Combination." Spring is in the air in Grandview, and after working really hard over the past couple of weeks, Jim decides to surprise his beloved Melinda with a romantic date night. But there's a new ghost in town and it's got something else in mind for Melinda. Beware! Haunted nanny! After this mysterious ghost spools out clues to Melinda about a neighborhood nanny who's very up close and personal, Melinda must unravel a twisted relationship that reveals a haunting secret history. The theme of the show is universal to all of us — trusting the person you let care for your child when you need help. What is the history of that person and how is that going to affect my family? The saying, "the hand the rocks the cradle rules the world," is so true.
Speaking of hand that rocks the cradle, we are thrilled for Sandra Bullock. Congratulations on your new baby, Sandy. Good for you! We at Ghost Whisperer wish you the very best.
"Lethal Combination" was written by consulting producer Stephanie SenGupta and Steve Gottfried. Congratulations Stephanie and Steve for doing such a terrific job on the script! And, thanks P.K. and writing staff for your help along the way. This episode was directed by Kim. She had a great time on the sets directing the cast, and working with the writers and crew. It really is a joy working on Ghost Whisperer! We did experience a few hauntings — a little creepy, but fun. It's hard to be scared of being haunted while standing in the middle of 100 members of the crew! Speaking of crew, production designer Mayling Cheng and costume designer Dorothy Amos: Hats off ladies. You, director of photography Jim Chressanthis and the crew did a fabulous job.
There is a stellar cast in "Lethal Combination." The episode guest stars: Erin Cahill as Kelly (Boogeyman 3, Saving Grace); Catherine Dent as Laura (The Shield, Criminal Minds); Samantha Bailey as Emily (The Young and the Restless, Criminal Minds); Jay R. Ferguson as Gil (Easy Money, Sleeper Cell); Kirsten Nelson as Sarah (Psych, Eli Stone); and Deidrie Henry as Dr. Mavis Boyd (Three Rivers, Southland)
We've talked about the very talented Danielle Barbe (Glass Bones Records) earlier this month. And now we have a wonderful update. In this episode, we're featuring Danielle's powerful song "Ghost Town" on the music tracks. Danielle wrote and performed "Ghost Town" with her band and she is definitely a rising star. If you haven't checked her out, you must by clicking here. Not only is Danielle's song featured in this episode, it's also going to be featured in Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV Webisode No. 7 which we'll hook you into when it's posted. You may remember, Danielle performed at the Ghost Whisperer 100th Celebration in March which you can check out on her blog. The song "Ghost Town" was sent to us by Dominic Roncace who comes from the music world. Thanks, Dom! We loved the song for Kim's episode, tracked down the artist only to discover that Danielle's mother, Tina Sarkus, went to grade school and high school with Kim back in Donora, Penn. Danielle, Kim, David Conrad and our ABC Studios Development Executive who developed Ghost Whisperer with us, Nicole Norwood, are all from the area. Small world! Thanks everyone from back home in the Pittsburgh/Monongahela Valley for all your amazing support on Ghost Whisperer! FYI: There are a few other embedded surprises in this episode for the people from that area. Keep a close eye on the screen "Lethal Combination."
Continuing on the music front, "Lethal Combination" features "Out Tonight" by Lemon Sun; "So Far, So Long" by Alexander Cardinale; and You Make Me Happy" by Lindsey Ray. For The Ghost Whisperer "Lethal Combination" music play list this week, please visit http://www.myspace.com/ghostwhisperer
For electronic artwork on "Lethal Combination" (EP. 519), please click here.
To view the on-air promo for "Lethal Combination" (EP. 519), please click here.
As part of our Total Engagement Experience, we continue to create bridge experiences for Ghost Whisperer fans with unique original content for the web.
Ghost Whisperering 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/director Kim Moses and singer Danielle Barbe provide a sneak peak into the mystery and her music in screen "Lethal Combination."
Another new Webisode! Webisode No. 5 us our favorite by far. Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV Webisodes1-5 are now posted at http://www.cbs.com/ghost. Sponsored by GMC Acadia, Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV is one inspired by e-mails from fans wanting to know more about the ghost world. In Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV, the Tyler house is haunted big time! CBS.com posts a new Webisode each week from now until May 21. An interactive companion game in conjunction with the Web series is available on the CBS Audience Network. Fans can play the game 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 with the adorable actress Hailey Sole as she talks about her experience with the ghost world. To view, click here.
Did you know that in the US, one out of three women and one out of two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes? Our friends at STAND UP TO CANCER are working to help keep our families and friends in the world of the Living longer by fighting against cancer through research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients in an accelerated timeframe. Check out how they're fighting the good fight by clicking here.
This week in our Ask Mary Ann blog, Ghost Whisperer's real-life ghost buster Mary Ann Winkowski talks what to do if you think you think you're an empath. Click here to join Mary Ann at the intersection of the living and the dead: And don't forget, if you have questions about the dead intersecting with the Living, send them to Ask Mary Ann via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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David Conrad (Jim) stars in the independent film FOLLOW THE PROPHET, in which he plays the character Roger 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) goes on a college road trip with his COMEDY TOUR! He'll be at the Tempe Improve in Arizona on April 30th. For more dates and tickets, visit http://www.jamiekennedy.com/ .
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Kim & Ian