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Ghostwriter 

A group of teenagers solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.
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Complete series cast summary:
Blaze Berdahl ...  Lenni Frazier 74 episodes, 1992-1995
David López David López ...  Alex Fernandez / ... 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Marcella Lowery ...  Grandma Cece Jenkins 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Tram-Anh Tran Tram-Anh Tran ...  Tina Nguyen / ... 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Sheldon Turnipseed Sheldon Turnipseed ...  Jamal Jenkins / ... 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Mayteana Morales Mayteana Morales ...  Gaby Fernandez 66 episodes, 1992-1994
Todd Alexander Todd Alexander ...  Rob Baker / ... 41 episodes, 1992-1993
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Storyline

The show is about a group of kids 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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma escritor See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Blaze Berdahl's (Lenni Frazier), Facebook page, co-star David Lopez (Alex Fernandez) was her first boyfriend. See more »

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Max's girlfriend: It's got zizz!
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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 Cindy-39See 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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