Is Ghosts returning for another season on CBS? Continue reading to find out more about Ghosts Season 2.
The CBS television sitcom Ghosts was developed by Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, and Ben Willbond. It is an American adaptation of the British series of the same name which has been well received by the audience and critics. The Rotten Tomatoes website has reported a 94% approval rating with an average rating of 7.4/10, based on 18 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Ghosts could stand to ask more of its characters, but an excellent ensemble and a genial wit make for easy, softly spooky viewing.”
As the first season has concluded, viewers are wondering whether or not the show has been renewed for a second season. It appears that the wait for the fans won’t go too long because we have some great news to share! We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on CBS. Here is everything we know about Ghosts Season 2.
Will there be a Season 2 of Ghosts?
Yes, Ghosts will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the first season, which ended on April 21, 2022. The series was officially renewed for a second season by the CBS network in January 2022 months before the first season concluded.
The official Twitter handle of Ghosts also shared the news among their followers, quoting, “This may be no surprise to anyone who watches and loves #GhostsCBS, but we still found a way to surprise the cast with this good news— Ghosts is officially renewed for Season 2!” Take a look at the official post below:
This may be no surprise to anyone who watches and loves #GhostsCBS, but we still found a way to surprise the cast with this good news— Ghosts is officially renewed for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/8enZVIcp8I
— Ghosts (@GhostsCBS) January 24, 2022
Why did CBS renew Ghosts for Season 2?
According to Deadline, Ghosts, based on the U.K. format, is unlike anything else on CBS: a quirky, single-camera adult comedy. But it defied expectations, delivering the biggest comedy debut this season and exhibiting classic signs of a broadcast comedy hit we hadn’t seen in a while, with its viewership building consistently throughout the season as more people discover it.
The fastest-growing new show this season, Ghosts is averaging 8.06 million viewers (most current Nielsen ratings) and improving the Thursday 9 p.m. time period by 15% versus Mom during the same weeks. Ghosts‘ Jan. 13 episode posted a series-best seven-day audience, adding 2.75 million viewers (9.23M from 6.48M). Season to date, Ghosts is also the No. 1 comedy series on Paramount+.
“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,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “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.”
Ghosts Season 2 Release Date
After more than two months of wait, the network has officially confirmed that Ghosts Season 2 is set to premiere on September 29, 2022, Thursdays (9:00-9:30 PM).
The official Twitter handle of the series also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date along with the cast members, quoting, “Mark your calendars for the official opening of Woodstone B&B—season two of #GhostsCBS premieres September 29 on @CBS and @ParamountPlus!” Take a look at the official post below:
Mark your calendars for the official opening of Woodstone B&B— season two of #GhostsCBS premieres September 29 on @CBS and @ParamountPlus! pic.twitter.com/Q0Y8FhT8hE
— Ghosts (@GhostsCBS) June 23, 2022
Ghosts Season 2 Expected Plot
The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the first season, Farnsby & B, released on April 21, 2022. The episode was directed by Cortney Carrillo, and Sanford Bookstaver, and written by Joe Port & Joe Wiseman. It is estimated that the finale was viewed by 6.25 million US viewers.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “As Sam and Jay await the arrival of their first official bed-and-breakfast guests, they face obstacles triggered by a Norse curse placed upon them by Thorfinn; Isaac takes a huge, centuries-in-the-making step in his personal life.”
In the episode the viewers got to see that, The Farnsbys offer to buy Sam and Jay’s bed and breakfast, but when they decline, they open a competing B&B in an effort to put the younger couple out of business. In order to prevent a B&B from ever opening, Thorfinn says he put a Norse curse on the mansion. He claims that the curse, which may or may not have been real, is to blame for all of the bad things that have happened this season, including Sam’s injury that gave her the power to see ghosts.
Sam almost breaks the purported curse by combining cinnamon, sugar, and boiling water, but she chooses against it since she does not want to risk losing her power. She advises Jay to keep pushing forward to launch their company regardless of the challenges they face. When Jenkins, a subordinate, tells Isaac that Nigel has entered the hereafter, Isaac is devastated since he had intended to tell Nigel that he liked him.
The Revolutionary-era ghosts explain their bewilderment and acknowledge that they like each other when Nigel approaches Isaac later on, thinking he was having an affair with Thorfinn. The Arondekars maintain their business after defeating the Farnsbys by forfeit; but, as they greet their first visitors, they slip and fall through a weak floor into the basement.
So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of Ghosts Season 2. It’s also rumored to pick up any potential cliffhangers and subplots in the first episode of the following season and dive right into this world with more experiments, giving fans something new to look at instead of the same old themes. As a result, enticing fans to stream the series is vital for the network to generate the best possible content and plot while placing these beloved characters first.
Ghosts Season 2 Cast
The first season’s original cast is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the next season. In addition, the network had not released any new casting announcements as of July 2, 2022.
Therefore, the list of the series’ prominent characters classified as living and ghosts with character descriptions as per the series are as follows:
Rose McIver as Samantha Arondekar: A freelance journalist who, after an accident that leaves her close to death, revives with the ability to see and hear ghosts everywhere.
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay Arondekar: Samantha’s husband and an unemployed chef.
Asher Grodman as Trevor Lefkowitz: The most recently deceased of the ghosts, a wealthy, hard-partying business executive and Wall Street tycoon who died in 2000 from a heart attack, caused by an accidental drug overdose, while not wearing pants. Unlike the other ghosts, he can interact with the physical world to a limited degree if he concentrates hard enough.
Richie Moriarty as Pete Martino: A Pinecone Trooper leader who died in 1985 when one of his scouts accidentally shot him through the neck with an arrow.
Sheila Carrasco as Susan Montero, a.k.a Flower: A hippie who died while trying to befriend a wild bear. She has the power to put a living person in a trance, as if under the influence of marijuana if she passes through them.
Danielle Pinnock as Alberta Haynes: A flamboyant Prohibition-era jazz singer who died from drinking poisoned moonshine. Her humming can be heard by the living. She can be heard by Alexa devices.
Brandon Scott Jones as Captain Isaac Higgintoot: A closeted gay American Revolutionary officer who died of dysentery two weeks after the siege of Fort Ticonderoga and has been largely forgotten by history, making him immensely jealous of the more famous Alexander Hamilton.
Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty Woodstone: The lady of the manor, Sam’s fourth-great-grandmother, and the original owner of the Woodstone country estate. She is based on Lady Fanny Button in the original British series. Hetty can possess a living person who has been shocked by electricity.
Román Zaragoza as Sasappis: A cynical Lenape Native American.
Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn: A Viking and the oldest of the ghosts, who set out on an expedition to North America but was abandoned by his shipmates and died of a lightning strike. He has the ability to make lights flicker.
Ghosts Season 2 Episodes
Ghosts Season 2 is speculated to have 18 episodes just like the first season. We’d also like to point out that, as of July 3, 2022, the exact episode titles and numbers for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 1 to refresh their memories of key plotlines.
Is there any trailer for Ghosts Season 2?
No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for Ghosts Season 2, as it is way too early for the network to release such promo material. Meanwhile, check out this official trailer for Season 1 titled, Ghosts (CBS) “Haunting” Trailer.
According to the official synopsis, “Samantha and Jay throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast. Call it mislaid plans. Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear. Ghosts spin the funny, heartfelt story about a newfound dream that reveals connection and self-discovery aren’t just for the living.”
Where to stream Ghosts Season 2?
When released Ghosts Season 2 along with all the first season is most likely to be available on all prior platforms that have the rights to stream the series, as well as on-air on the CBS channel on Thursdays (9:00-9:30 PM). Moreover, all the first season is currently available to stream on Paramount+ and fuboTV, depending on viewers’ location.
The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the viewers’ location with preferred membership plans that the users can choose from. On the other hand, it is also available to watch for free on the CBS platform.
Ghosts Offical Synopsis
According to the official CBS site, “Samantha and Jay throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast. Call it mislaid plans. Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear. Ghosts spins the funny, heartfelt story about a newfound dream that reveals connection and self-discovery aren’t just for the living.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Ghosts Season 2 updates.