Just finished watching the latest episode of Ghost Whisperer, and they have changed the actor who play’s Camryn Manheim’s son, Ned. Instead of being a fourteen year-old, geeky boy struggling with his homework, he’s now a high-school nerd-hunk who wears leather jackets and slouches cute under his tousled hair.
He’s a fine actor, the new Ned, and it certainly gives the show a few more avenues to explore. In this episode, for example, they had opportunities for Ghost Assistant Ned, helping Melinda in her work (hubby is too busy working to support Mel’s antiques habit, and Jay Mohr is too expensive to have on screen much). Hunky Ned has a bit of a naive charm about him, but he certainly let’s Melinda act all hip with the kids and what. Perhaps they are just trying to avoid the curse of becoming our generation’s Murder, She Wrote.
Jury is out on what old Ned is doing now (he really is 14, so he may just be taking a break from being typecast to go to real high school).
That said, I kept waiting and waiting for the inevitable inside-joke line about Ned growing up so fast. Eventually Camryn Manheim got the call, in a tearful passage about her little boy becoming a man. I had my money on Jay Mohr, snarkily noting how boys grow like weeds or something.