Jamie Kennedy joins 'Ghost Whisperer'

Becoming a regular cast member on the CBS drama

Jamie Kennedy is joining the cast of the CBS drama "Ghost Whisperer" as a regular.

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, repped by Paradigm, 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.

Mohr will segue full time to his new series for CBS, the comedy "Project Gary," on which he plays the title character.
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