CBS’ Ghosts suspends production after positive COVID-19 case

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The full cast of Ghosts

The full cast of Ghosts
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The CBS comedy ghosts halted production after a person tested positive while working on the set. The show was in the middle of filming in Montreal and will remain on hiatus until early January.

According to sources at diversity, CBS declined to comment on whether an actor on the show had contracted COVID, citing confidentiality. ghosts is not the only production to be shut down as part of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.

on Broadway, Numerous shows have canceled upcoming dates in light of the next wave of falls, including Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical, MJ The Musical, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Ain’t Too Proud, Freestyle Love Supreme, and Hamilton. And across the pond The crown wrapped up early for the holiday after positive cases on set.

ghosts was actually the most-watched new comedy for CBS this season, with a total of 7.76 million viewers. The single camera comedy stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Samantha and Jay. Samantha is a freelance journalist and Jay is an up-and-coming chef from the city. The two throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a massive run-down country estate they inherited into a bed and breakfast. However, they quickly realize that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew, as this house is inhabited by a whole crew of ghosts and Samantha is the first person to see them.

The cast of the show from ghosts a Prohibition-era lounge singer (Danielle Pinnock); a pompous 18th-century militiaman (Brandon Scott Jones); a ’60s hippie who loves hallucinogens (Sheila Carrasco); a cheerful ’80s Boy Scout troop leader (Richie Moriarty); a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009 (Devon Chandler Long); a slick ’90s financier (Asher Grodman); a sarcastic and witty 16th-century native (Román Zaragoza); and a society lady and wife of a 19th-century robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (Rebecca Wisocky).

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