Sometimes, a simple casting call can result in a major show scoop.
For example, take a look at the following casting notice, just released by The Ghost Whisperer. The show is seeking...
Caucasian, ages 5-8; the son of Melinda Gordon and Jim Clancy. He is a regular five-year-old kid, fun loving and bright, although maybe a little more thoughtful than most boys his age. Strange things come to him at night, but he's matter of fact about it, as any child would be who'd grown up surrounded by ghosts.Recurring Guest Star, with possible series option.
But... wait. How can Melind and Jim have a five-year old?
An insider told Entertainment Weekly that producers are considering bumping the new season of The Ghost Whisperer five years into the future. How come?
In the season finale, Melinda learned that her offspring would possess psychic powers even greater than her own. This would be easier to display in a toddler than a newborn.