A new season of Ghosts is on its way – as CBS has finally given a green signal to the series. The series will be a single-camera comedy starring iZombie’s Rose Mclver and Free Guy’s Utkarsh Ambudkar as a young couple who unfortunately moves into a haunted house where an accident renders the wife to be able to communicate with ghosts. Ghosts is the top-rated new comedy on TV for the 2021-22 season, premiering on CBS with back-to-back episodes on October 7. As per the official numbers released by CBS, Ghosts is the #1 most-watched comedy series this season. The new season will add +2.2 million viewers, making the total 7.76 million.
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Based on a series by BBC of the same name which released its season 3 on iPlayer back in August. While we don’t know if the BAFTA-nominated series will return for a fourth season, but Mclver recently told Comicbook that the producers were very cognizant of doing the right thing by both, the show and the US audience.
Here’s the official tweet:
If a new episode tonight isn't enough, how about a *bunch* of new episodes? We're excited to share the news that #GhostsCBS has been picked up for a full season! 👻 pic.twitter.com/NIcZHhAfdE
— Ghosts (@GhostsCBS) October 21, 2021
“I think [adapting a show] sometimes can be seen as sanding off the rough edges, but sometimes it’s also just contextualizing it differently,” McIver said when asked about changes made to some of the original BBC characters for the U.S. series. “And yes, we’ve definitely seen instances where it doesn’t work, but we’ve also seen now many instances where it really does, and where an idea is so strong that when it’s made can be recontextualized for an audience, and they keep the heart of it, and do really lean into making sure they still find the grounded, funny moments.”
“We’re thrilled this spirited new comedy has struck a chord with viewers and critics alike and is off to a great start,” Thom Sherman, Sr. Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “We’ve loved Ghosts since day one, and thank the outstanding executive producers, cast and writers for skillfully bringing to life the boldest, most unique comedy you’ll find anywhere on television this season.”
Here’s the official synopsis of Ghosts:
Ghosts is a single-camera comedy starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Samantha and Jay, a cheerful freelance journalist and up-and-coming chef from the city, respectively, who throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a huge rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast-only to find it’s inhabited by the many spirits of deceased residents who now call it home. The departed souls are a close-knit, eclectic group that includes a saucy Prohibition-era lounge singer (Danielle Pinnock); a pompous 1700’s Militiaman (Brandon Scott Jones); a ’60s hippie fond of hallucinogens (Sheila Carrasco); an overly upbeat ’80s scout troop leader (Richie Moriarty); a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009 (Devon Chandler Long); a slick ’90s finance bro (Asher Grodman); a sarcastic and witty Native from the 1500s (Román Zaragoza); and a society woman and wife of an 1800’s robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (Rebecca Wisocky), to name a few. If the spirits were anxious about the commotion a renovation and B&B will create in their home, it’s nothing compared to when they realize Samantha is the first live person who can see and hear them.