A group of teenagers solve local crimes, capers and mysteries in town, with the help of their invisible friend.
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 Lenni Frazier (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
David López ...
 Alex Fernandez (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Grandma Cece Jenkins (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
Tram-Anh Tran ...
 Tina Nguyen (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
Sheldon Turnipseed ...
 Jamal Jenkins (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
Mayteana Morales ...
 Gaby Fernandez (66 episodes, 1992-1994)
Todd Alexander ...
 Rob Baker / ... (41 episodes, 1992-1993)
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The show is about a group of teens who goes around solving neighborhood crimes and mysteries in New York City as young detectives with the help of a very secretive friend: Ghostwriter! Ghostwriter cannot hear, talk, smell, or feel. He can only read and write. He only sees words. No one else can see him but the Ghostwriter Team! In additions, the Ghostwriter Team have to solve their own mystery: who was Ghostwriter? Written by <stiener@usa.net>

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4 October 1992 (USA)  »

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The series had a total of 18 mysteries, each with 4 or 5 episodes devoted to each case. Julia Stiles made her acting debut in this series, playing the bratty and rebellious punk Erica. Samuel L. Jackson made cameo appearances in a few of the earlier episodes, playing the part of Jamal's father. See more »

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Lenni Frazier: [rapping] People always talkin' 'bout how the world needs to change, but not when it's their life. They got to rearrange. So knock wood for the kids in the hood who'll pick up the slack, leadin' the pack on the right track.
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high quality show
16 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Back when Ghostwriter was on PBS, I never missed an episode, and was disappointed when it went off the air. Now when I catch it on Nickelodeon and Noggin (and educational children's channel), the show is just as good as I remember it. The best thing about Ghostwriter was that it never insulted the intelligence of its viewers, even though its targeted viewing audience was about 7 to 12 years old. Each mystery took four episodes to complete, and the plot was always complex and interesting enough to justify the continuations. It seemed like the writers never cut corners just because this was a children's show. Another great thing about the show was its setting in New York City. It was obvious that the show wasn't shot on some fake urban soundstage in Hollywood. The characters run around the city in an area called Fort Greene, and the community is portrayed in a warm and authentic way. A huge credit to the show was its great young cast. Even though their acting skills weren't great, they each managed to adhere a strong personality to the characters.

Special props go to Joey Shea, who was hilarious as Calvin Ferguson, the smarmy kid who was the de facto arch nemesis of the Ghostwriter team. Overall, the show was always entertaining and funny.


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