CBS takes residence with it Ghosts, putting a year-round contract to supernatural comedy newbie, TVLine has learned. (Exact episode count for Season 1 has not been disclosed.)
Ghosts‘Double-episode premieres averaged 5.5 million total viewers and a demo rating of 0.6, and the following October 14 episode actually ticked the demo. Taking Live + 7 DVR playback into account, the sitcom’s debut saw the largest increase of any new and returning comedy premieres this season, with an audience of 2.2 million.
“We’re thrilled that this spirited new comedy has met with audiences and critics alike and is off to a great start,” said Thom Sherman, CBS Entertainment’s senior EVP of programming, in a statement. “We loved Ghosts from day one, and thanking the outstanding executive producers, cast and writers for skillfully bringing to life the boldest and most unique comedy you will find on television this season. “
The series stars Rose McIver (iZombie) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (I have never) as Sam and Jay, a couple in Manhattan who inherit a large estate that is also home to a weird group of ghosts who have died in different eras of history: There’s 1700s militiaman / dandy Isaac (The other twoby Brandon Scott Jones); 80s Scout Troop Leader Pete (What we do in the shadows Guest star Richie Moriarty); Ban singer Alberta (Young Sheldonby Danielle Pinnock); ’90s financial brother Trevor (Asher Grodman) without pants; an Indian named Sasappis (Austin & Allyby Román Saragossa); a 60s hippie named Flower (Jane the VirginSheila Carrasco); Viking Thorfinn (Doom Patrol‘s Devan Chandler Long); and Hetty (Sneaky maids Rebecca Wisocky), Sam’s distant 19th-century relative and former owner of the estate.
As previously reported, new dramas NCIS: Hawaii and FBI: International also received year-round orders earlier this month.
Ghosts – which is based on the sitcom BBC One – airs on Thursdays at 9/8 a.m. Are you looking forward to more episodes? Click on the comments to let us know!