This is about one of my favorite shows that I watch in Start World (4:oo PM, weekdays) . I think after hearing the name, you ought to ave realized that it's got something to do with ghosts... Well you're right. It has something to do with ghosts and is really wonderful. Read on and you'll see!
Ghost Whisperer is an American television drama-fantasy-thriller that premiered on CBS September 23, 2005. The show was developed by Spiritual medium James Van Praagh and created by John Gray. It currently stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, and Camryn Manheim and Jamie Kennedy. Formerly Aisha Tyler and Jay Mohr were part of the regular cast. Ghost Whisperer airs Friday nights at 8/7c. It was announced in an interview by P.K. Simonds with E! Online that Ghost Whisperer will return for a 5th Season.
Ghost Whisperer is an episodic series that follows the life of Melinda Gordon, a young woman who has the ability to see and communicate with the dead. Each episode deals with one or more ghosts seeking Melinda's help in relaying a message or completing a task that will put the spirit to rest, and allow them to "cross over" into The Light, a metaphor presented by the show as its conception of Heaven. Crossing over is when a spirit leaves earth and goes to heaven (however this can't be confirmed as she herself stated she doesn't know what is on the other side).
Despite the episodic structure of the show, plot lines that span two or three episodes (normally during season openers and finishers) develop and progress throughout the rest of the season. The first season arc introduced the show's first antagonist, Romano, a negative entity in a black hat, who attempted to do the exact opposite of Melinda and gather earthbound souls and bring them to the Dark Side. The story climaxed in the season finale when a plane crashed in Grandview, and Melinda and Romano both attempted to sway the souls to the Light, and staying on earth, respectively. Her best friend Andrea Moreno was killed in the plane crash and, in a story that would carry over to the second season, was being swayed by Romano to stay earthbound.
In the second season, two new characters (Delia Banks and Professor Rick Payne) are introduced, both of whom, by season's end, come to learn of Melinda's power and become survivors that ghosts want messages passed to through Melinda. The second season arc revolves around the thinning "veil" between the living and the dead, evident in certain situations in second season episodes. By the end of the season, a second Ghost Whisperer was introduced. His arrival in Grandview sets the final events of a disastrous prophecy in motion, and the strengthening of the dark side over the Light.
The third season begins with Melinda realizing that she may have a brother with the same ability she has but not with the same intentions. As Melinda begins uncovering and encountering dark secrets and ghosts, she gets closer and closer to learning the truth of why her father left her and her mother during her childhood. Ultimately, Melinda learns that her father may not be who he appears to be.
The fourth season begins with the introduction of a new character, Eli James, who due to a near-death experience has gained the ability to hear the dead. At the same time, Professor Payne leaves Grandview on sabbatical (Actor Jay Mohr, who played Payne, premiered his own sitcom at the beginning of the same season). Eventually Melinda would suffer a huge personal loss of her own when her husband, Jim, is shot and dies, visiting her as a spirit who refuses to cross over. He would then enter the body of a recently deceased individual in order to stay with Melinda only to forget their previous life together. Currently he is coming to terms with having his memories returned to him after having another near death experience while trying to save Melinda.
The beginning of each episode normally revolves around Melinda first encountering the ghost(s) that will be crossed over in the episode. In their normally brief appearances, Melinda collects clues she later researches. After gaining a significant piece of information that drives the episode's plot further, the ghost(s) normally open up to her, and tell her how it is she can help them find peace. Often, the messages the ghosts want Melinda to pass are confusing and as a result, she is normally met with questions and scepticism by those she is trying to give the message to the families, friends and lovers of the ghosts. By the end of each episode, Melinda is usually able to complete her task and cross over the ghost(s) from the respective episode.
For more information on this wonderful T.V show long into: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_whisperer