CBS Show Ghosts Will Haunt Again With A Second Season

The CBS sitcom "Ghosts" has been renewed for a second season, as a part of the network's 2022-23 comedy lineup. An adaptation of the eponymous British series, "Ghosts" follows couple Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), who believe that their dreams of a lovely life together in a quaint country home have come true, which is soon dismantled by ghosts living on the property. It results in hilarious and witty hijinks, making it obvious as to why the sitcom has been renewed for yet another season. Despite its semi-dark premise of undead souls being unable to move on to the afterlife due to varying reasons, CBS' "Ghosts" managed to retain audience attention, thanks to its ensemble cast and warm, feel-good factor. 

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"Ghosts" is set to join the renewal of other CBS shows, such as "The Neighborhood," "Bob Hearts Abishola," and "Young Sheldon," shows that have managed to garner a considerable number of views per episode. If one were to compare, "Ghosts" has had a solid performance so far with an average of 8.06 million viewers per episode, trailing closely behind "Young Sheldon," which boasts 9.18 million viewers per episode.

Also, according to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl was extremely enthusiastic about the string of renewals in the comedic genre, and praised the unstated charm of "Ghosts:"

"We're thrilled to bring back television's four most-watched comedies for next season, and I'm proud of the incredible team that maintains CBS' position as the clear leader in comedy...Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, together with a breakout cast and exceptional writers, have done a superb job of adapting Ghosts for the U.S. and absolutely making it their own. This smart and charming show is delivering new creative highs, not to mention scaring up new audience highs, every week."

The renewal for "Ghosts" was announced on the sitcom's official Twitter account, alongside an endearing video of the cast being surprised with the news in question:

This was a pleasant surprise for the cast and fans of the show alike, as the former were initially unaware of the show's renewal, being under the impression that they were simply filming a Valentine's Day promo. Apart from McIver and Ambudkar, the show stars Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Asher Grodman, Rebecca Wisocky, Sheila Carrasco, and Danielle Pinnock, and it is produced by CBS Studios, Lionsgate Television, and BBC Studios.

If "Ghosts" continues its streak of soft spooks and heartfelt laughs, the upcoming season is bound to perform as strongly as its predecessor.