Jamie Kennedy Joining Ghost Whisperer

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Jamie Kennedy is joining the cast of the CBS drama “Ghost Whisperer” as a regular, says The Hollywood Reporter.

On “Ghost,” which returns for a fourth season in the fall, Kennedy will play Eli, a graduate student in psychology at the local university who forms a bond with Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt).

Kennedy fills the void left by the upcoming departure of Jay Mohr.

Mohr, who had been a regular on “Ghost” for the past two seasons as Professor Rick Payne, is expected to appear on the first couple of episodes when his character, Payne, will go on sabbatical.