Fox Cancels 'Ghosted' After One Season, With Three Episodes in Limbo
Welp, the truth is out there: "Ghosted" is now deceased.
That's also it for Fox's entire live-action comedy slate. The network is starting fresh this fall.
Fox has been slashing and burning everything in sight (including "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Lucifer"), so it's sad but not a huge shock to see the Adam Scott-Craig Robinson supernatural comedy get the chop.
However, Fox had ordered 16 episodes, and only 13 have aired as of last Sunday, June 24. TVLine said the show has been yanked from Fox's Sunday schedule effective immediately, and a rep told them it's "TBD" if/when the final three episodes will ever air.
"Ghosted" had a rough run through its first season, with Fox bringing in a new showrunner in Paul Lieberstein ("The Office") to replace Kevin Etten halfway through Season 1.
Plus, as Deadline noted, "Ghosted" ghosted on fans during its own run:
"Ghosted was pulled off the schedule in April after nine of its 16-episode first season had run. The remaining seven — including the back six overseen by Lieberstein — started airing on June 10. As could be expected for most summer scripted series, Ghosted's deliveries have been soft, between 1.1-1.4 million viewers and 0.4-0.5 adults 18-49 rating (Live+same day). It is unclear when the remaining three episodes will air."
Here's more from TheWrap on why "Ghosted" was axed:
"An individual with knowledge of the decision tells TheWrap that, while the network was 'proud of the show,' the addition of 'Thursday Night Football,' as well as new comedies on Fridays and Sundays, and the large amount of returning shows next season, Fox's schedule couldn't accommodate a second season of 'Ghosted.' However, a few unaired episodes from the first season may still become available for viewing at a later date."
Fox is bringing back ABC's "Last Man Standing" this fall, along with new comedies "The Cool Kids" and "Rel," among other new offerings -- including more sports.
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