The half-hour comedy Ghosts Got a lively reception from viewers and received an order for the entire season from CBS. With Rose McIver (iZombie), Ghosts premiered on October 7, 2021 and is the most watched new comedy of the season.
“We are thrilled that this spirited new comedy has met with audiences and critics alike and has got off to a great start,” said Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president, programming, CBS Entertainment. “We loved Ghosts from day one and thanking the outstanding executive producers, cast and writers for bringing to life the boldest and most unique comedy you will find on television this season. “
The series is based on the popular BBC comedy that debuted in 2019 and aired for three seasons. The version of CBS currently airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET / P and has drawn more than 7 million viewers each week.
In addition to Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky and Devan Chandler Long can be seen in the first season.
Ghosts is a production by CBS Studios in association with Lionsgate Television and the production arm of BBC Studios in Los Angeles.
The plot, courtesy of CBS:
Ghosts is a one-camera comedy starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Samantha and Jay, a cheerful freelance journalist and aspiring city cook, who tossed caution and money to the wind when they decide to build a huge run-down country estate that they inherited a bed and breakfast – only to find that it is inhabited by the many ghosts of deceased residents who call it home today.
The deceased souls are a closely connected, diverse group, to which a cheeky lounge singer from the Prohibition era (Pinnock) belongs; a pompous 18th century militiaman (Jones); a ’60s hippie who loves hallucinogens (Carrasco); an overly optimistic ’80s scout troop leader (Moriarty); a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009 (Long); a chic financial brother of the 90s (Grodman); a sarcastic and witty native from the 16th century (Zaragoza); and a 19th century society wife and wife of a robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (Wisocky), to name a few.
If the ghosts have been concerned about the excitement a renovation and B&B will cause in their home, it is nothing compared to the fact that Samantha is the first person alive who can see and hear her.