Ghost Whisperer (TV Series 2005–2010) Poster



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The show is filmed entirely on the Universal Studios back lot in Hollywood. The town square is the same central place that was used in the Back to The Future trilogy. Subsequentially, Tom Wilson who played Biff Tannen in the trilogy has been known to pop up now and then in the show.
The pilot shows a California license plate on a vehicle. Subsequently show license plates which look like they're from New York, but are in fact generic.
The stories are based in part on the work of spirit communicator Mary Ann Winkowski.
World-renowned psychic James Van Praagh served as a consultant during some shows in the second season.
The town, Grandview, was also the town in Gilmore Girls, Pretty Little Liars, and The Dukes of Hazzard.
The sisters Alexa PenaVega and Makenzie Vega have both been on the show but not in the same episode.
Cesar Millan (also known as the "Dog Whisperer"), has featured a couple of times in the Ghost Whisperer series. During the first season episode "Dead Man's Ridge", the character Andrea was twice seen reading a book written by him. Then in the second season episode "Children of Ghosts", Cesar makes a cameo appearance as himself.
"Gus" and "Jesse" from Breaking Bad appeared together in the episode "Fury" (season 1 episode 19).
Jennifer Love Hewitt produced some of the episodes.
Since the series was filmed on the Universal Studios backlot, the sound of the nearby train can be heard in almost every single episode.
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The show was alluded to in the cartoon Family Guy (1999) .
The name of Melinda's store might be a reference to Jennifer Love Hewitt also being a singer: Melinda's shop is called "Same as it never was." In 1999 Jennifer Love Hewitt released a song called "How do I deal," in which she sings the line "same as it ever was.", a line which is also sung in the Talking Heads song, "Once In A Lifetime".
Director John Gray is from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn originally and in many of the episodes there are references to streets and locations from Bay Ridge Brooklyn (example, Lento's Restaurant in the movie was the name of an actual Bay Ridge restaurant for over 30 years).
The pilot episode was filmed in Old Town Orange in Orange County, Ca.
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Kyle Howard, who plays Travis in "Pieces of You" (episode 4.9), co-starred with Jennifer Love-Hewitt in the movie House Arrest (1996).
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The second Touchstone, later ABC Studios-produced show not to be aired on ABC. The other two ABC Studios-produced shows that are still airing on CBS are: The Amazing Race (2001) and Criminal Minds (2005).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

It was reported that it was Aisha Tyler's decision to leave the show due to being in the process of doing multiple other projects. Subsequently, her character was killed off the show.
Jennifer Love Hewitt was offered the role in The Ring (2002), of Rachel Keller, but turned it down. This character, like her "Ghost Whisperer" character Melinda, has a son named Aidan who is sensitive to the paranormal.

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