The single-camera supernatural comedy ‘New Girl’ is paired with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. CBS continues to strengthen its 2021-22 schedule. On Wednesday, the network presented a series pickup for the scripted comedy Ghosts, starring iJong grade Rose Mclver.
The single-camera comedy, which was originally picked up for the pilot a year earlier and was halted by Pandemic, is based on the British series of the same name. It revolves around a struggling young couple, whose dreams come true when they find a beautiful country house, to find that it is both falling and many of the deceased previous residents.
Rose Mclver and Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project) duet as stars, with an ensemble cast that also includes Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Usher Grodman, Rebecca Whiskey, Sheila Carrasco, Danielle Pinnock, and Roman Zaragoza. The order is for a total of 13 episodes.
New Girl Alum Joe Port and Joe Wiseman wrote the screenplay and co-produced Lionsgate, CBS Studios, and BBC Studios along with Matthew Beighton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben, Martha Howe-Douglas, Alison Carpenter, Debra. Hayward, Alison Owen, and Angie Stephenson.
Trent O’Donnell directed and executed the pilot. Ghost became CBS’s first comedy series pick for the 2021-22 broadcast season. The project was one of four comedy pilots raised as part of the 2020 development season that was effectively wiped out by the epidemic. CBS opted to keep the cast on the cast and roll the project, eventually filming the pilot when it was safe for the cameras to re-roll late next year.
Ghosts are directly involved in the series ‘pickup for CSI: Vegas and Dick Wolf-produced FBI spinoff FBI: International on CBS’ 2021-21 schedule. The network has been busy starting renovations early and this week has added three more seasons of Big Bang Theory to Young Sheldon.
Other shows set to return to the network’s schedule next season are Bob Hurts’ Abishola, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, The Neighborhood, and The Equalizer. Keep track of all renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups with THR’s Easy Scorecard. Click here for other broadcast pilots in contention.