Buddy comedy Ghosted has been cancelled after one season, FOX confirmed today.
The case of Ghosted is one of the more interesting from the 2017-18 season. Never a breakout hit, the series was nonetheless a solid addition to the FOX Sunday lineup, an on-brand comedy fronted by two recognizable faces and featuring a structure that could carry it for multiple seasons. While Ghosted landed a back order, it was seemingly contingent on a showrunner change and a soft reboot, a reboot that was not given a chance to air in-season as FOX effectively pulled the show in January and started burning off the remaining episodes in June.
Its cancellation means that FOX cancelled every live-action comedy it aired last season, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine the only one that found a new outlet. As cast contracts are set to expire June 30th, it seems unlikely that LA to Vegas, The Mick, and The Last Man on Earth will continue. Also facing a time crunch is NBC’s Champions, the last broadcast series from 2017-18 to have its fate determined. A decision on that show should be coming anytime in the next couple of days.
From Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment) and Kevin Etten (Workaholics), Ghosted followed the partnership between Leroy Wright (Craig Robinson), a sharp-witted mall cop skeptical of the paranormal, and former professor Max Jennifer (Adam Scott), who’s trying to find answers as to his wife’s alien abduction. The two join forces working under secretive organization The Bureau Underground and exploring the recent string of “unexplained” activity that hit Los Angeles.
In addition to Robinson and Scott, Ghosted starred Ally Walker (Sons of Anarchy), Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show), and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia).
As of now, it remains to be seen when (or if) the final three episodes will air on FOX.