Based on the British series of the same name, with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (New Girl) adapting for American television, Ghosts follows a financially struggling young couple whose prayers seem to have been answered with news that they’ve inherited a gorgeous country house. However, once the couple actually moves in, they realize that it’s not only dilapidated but haunted by the ghosts of its former inhabitants.
Jones will play well-meaning Isaac, a pompous, long-winded Militaman who died of dysentery in the late 1700s.
Ghosts is one of several comedy pilots in contention at CBS for 2020-21, joining B Positive, about a man seeking a kidney donation who finds his donor in an unexpected place; Jury Duty, which follows a jury throughout the course of a single trial; foster kid multi-cam Please Hold for Frankie Wolfe; sibling series The Three of Us; and The United States of Al, centering on the friendship between a Marine and his interpreter.
In addition to his role on the acclaimed Comedy Central series, Jones has appeared on the likes of The Good Place, Girls, and Difficult People.