Hewitt wasn’t completely satisfied with the way “Ghost Whisperer” came to an end. According to her, the hit TV show’s writers didn’t tie up loose ends properly, leaving the series finale feeling incomplete. Hewitt was disappointed with the lack of closure and felt that the show’s loyal fans deserved a better farewell.
The film’s narrative itself centered around unfinished business, and so she believed that it was essential to give viewers a proper goodbye. Hewitt believed that when a show has taken people on a journey for so long, the least it can do is give them some sort of closure.
She Begins Dating Jamie Kennedy
In 2009, Hewitt surprised everyone when she began dating her friend and co-star from "Ghost Whisperer," Jamie Kennedy, shortly after ending her relationship with Ross McCall. Despite being friends with Kennedy during her engagement to McCall, Hewitt claims that there was no overlap between the two relationships and that her friendship with Kennedy had been a long-standing one.
During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hewitt explained that she and Kennedy had been close for a long time. Their romantic relationship was a new experience for her, but she said she was loving it. After a year of dating, the two decided to go their separate ways.
Why “Ghost Whisperer” Was Cancelled
Although “Ghost Whisperer” had enjoyed considerable success, the show was unexpectedly canceled in 2010. Hewitt revealed in an interview that the primary reasons for this decision were budget cuts and a rapidly declining viewership. In fact, as early as 2009, the actor revealed that the crew was already dealing with significant budget cuts.
Given that the series relied heavily on special effects, some of these had to be significant. The actors struggled to receive salary increases for season five. Additionally, budgets had to be trimmed here and there, and there were even discussions about shooting the show in high definition to reduce costs.
She Did Not See It Coming
Fans were disappointed when “Ghost Whisperer” was canceled, but many people don’t know that the star of the show was just as taken aback by the decision! Hewitt said she was surprised when she learned that the show was being canceled. Despite knowing that the show was nearing its end, she did not expect the cancellation to be so sudden.
In an interview, she expressed her shock and said that she had anticipated the next season to be the last, given that the show had been running for a long time. She acknowledged the challenge of keeping the audience engaged with fresh content but never thought that the show's seventh season would be the final one.
Hewitt's Many Contributions to “Ghost Whisperer”
Hewitt's involvement in “Ghost Whisperer” extended far beyond just being the lead actor of the show. She served as a producer for the first four seasons of the show and was promoted to executive producer for the fifth season. Additionally, Hewitt directed three episodes of the series, including the explosive 100th episode.
Her directorial debut received praise for complexity and emotional depth. By the time "Ghost Whisperer" debuted on CBS in 2005, Hewitt had already been in the entertainment industry for over a decade. She brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the show, not only as the lead actress but also as a producer.