Ghosts Scores Full Season Pickup at CBS

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There were concernes that Ghosts would be too off brand to succeed on CBS.

Fortunately, the series has emerged as television’s #1 new comedy, for the 2021-2022 broadcast season, and has been rewarded with a pickup for the full season.

Hooray, right?

Ghosts on CBS

The CBS Original series premiered Thursday, Oct. 7 with a special one-hour debut.

“We’re thrilled this spirited new comedy has struck a chord with viewers and critics alike and is off to a great start,” said Thom Sherman, Sr. Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment.

“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.”

Asher and Richie with Rose

In L +7, the Ghosts premieredebut has the largest lift of all new and returning comedy premieres this season, adding +2.2 million viewers, bringing total viewers to 7.76 million.

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)

Trevor Listens to a Fellow Ghost

- A pompous 1700s 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)

Asher Grodman is No-Pants Guy

- A sarcastic and witty native from the 1500s (Román Zaragoza)

- A society woman and wife of an 1800s robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (Rebecca Wisocky)

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.

The full-season pickup comes on the heels of NCIS: Hawai'i and FBI International both hgetting full season orders.

Ghosts continues tonight on CBS.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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