CBS has unveiled a new comedy series for its fall schedule – Ghosts. Based on the British television series of the same name, the new show joins CBS’ roster of comedies, which includes Young Sheldon, United States of Al and B Positive on Thursdays, and The Neighborhood and Bob Heart’s Abishola on weekdays.
Joe Wiseman and Joe Port, a writing duo who previously worked on New Girl and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, developed the series for U.S. television based on Tom Kingsley’s original Ghosts series, which first aired on BBC One in 2019 and is still running in the United Kingdom.
The U.S. version of Ghosts hopes for similar longevity, having recently received good news from this site. But before we get to that, here’s everything you need to know about the series.
What is the plot of Ghosts?
“Ghosts” is a single-camera comedy about Jay and Samantha, a cheerful freelance journalist and an aspiring chef, who throw caution and money to the wind when they decide to turn a large, dilapidated country estate they’ve inherited into bed and breakfast – only to discover that it’s inhabited by the many ghosts of the deceased residents who now live there.
The departed souls form a close-knit, eclectic group that includes a Prohibition-era lounge singer, a pompous 18th-century militiaman, and a man from the early 20th century, a hallucinogenic hippie from the 1960s and an overly optimistic scoutmaster from the 1980s; a cod-obsessed Viking from 1009, a wily financier from the 1990s, a witty and sarcastic native from the 1500s, and a high society woman and wife of a 19th-century robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor, to name a few.
Suppose the ghosts were worried that a renovation and a B&B would put their house in turmoil. In that case, that’s nothing compared to the moment they realize that Samantha is the first living person they can see and hear.”
This version is a reasonably accurate adaptation of the original British series with some Americanized updates.
Who is the main character in Ghosts?
Ghosts is an ensemble comedy starring Rose McIver, Danielle Pinnock, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Devon Chandler Long, Sheila Carrasco, Richie Moriarty, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, and Rebecca Wisocky.
- Rose McIver – Sam
- Utkarsh Ambudkar – Jay
- Danielle Pinnock – Alberta
- Brandon Scott Jones – Isaac
- Sheila Carrasco – Flower
- Richie Moriarty – Pete
- Devon Chandler Long – Thorfinn
- Asher Grodman – Trevor
- Román Zaragoza – Sasappis
- Rebecca Wisocky – Hetty
- When will Ghosts be broadcast?
Ghosts are part of CBS’ Thursday night programming and air at 9 p.m. after the United States of Al but before B Positive.
Ghosts launched on October 7 with a one-hour special but have since reverted to one episode per week. According to CBS, Ghosts’ premiere reached 7.76 million total viewers, making it the most-watched new comedy this fall. As a result, the series has received a whole order for the 2021-2022 season.
In addition to airing live on Thursdays, the final episodes of Ghosts will also air on the Paramount Plus streaming service, where they will be available on-demand the day after they air.
How to watch ‘Ghosts.’
Ghosts air on CBS and are available to all traditional cable/satellite subscribers who have access to their local CBS stations, generally for everyone since CBS is one of the four major television networks.
Anyone using a TV antenna can also watch the show by receiving signals from their local CBS station. CBS is also on several live TV streaming services, including Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV.
Viewers can also watch the show live by subscribing to Paramount Plus for $9.99 per month, which gives them access to a live stream from their local CBS station.
Paramount Plus is an option for watching Ghosts on demand, as the streaming service offers the latest Ghosts episodes to all subscribers ($4.99 and $9.99) the day after they air (in this case, on Friday).
Is there a trailer for Ghosts?
CBS has released a two-minute trailer for Ghosts, introducing fans to Sam and Jay and their new ghostly friends. Watch it below.