Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV Series  |  TV-Y7  |  Family, Mystery
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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! ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Lenni Frazier (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
David López ...
 Alejandro 'Alex' Fernandez / ... (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
Sheldon Turnipseed ...
 Jamal Jenkins (74 episodes, 1992-1995)
Tram-Anh Tran ...
 Tina Nguyen (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
Marcella Lowery ...
 Grandma Jenkins / ... (66 episodes, 1992-1995)
Mayteana Morales ...
 Gabriella '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)  »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

Julia Stiles made her acting debut in this series, playing the bratty and rebellious punk Erica. See more »

Quotes

Jamal Jenkins: He's a ghost... and he writes to us. Ghostwriter.
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Connections

Followed by The New Ghostwriter Mysteries (1997) See more »

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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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