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Ghost is toast: Paranormal comedy Ghosted cancelled by Fox

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Jun 28, 2018

We ain't afraid of no ghosts...but Fox is. The network cancelled its final live-action comedy, Ghosted (which involves a skeptic and a true believer recruited by a shady government agency), and left nothing but its spector howling in the wind. Maybe Ghostbusters is the only ghost-based comedy we can have.

Without the X-Files-esque paranormal comedy, Fox isn’t just out of genre comedy - it’s got no returning live-action comedies at all. This news comes from Deadline, which reported that while this decision was a near-certainty, it wasn’t final until the Adam Scott and Craig Robinson buddy vehicle returned to finish out its first season following a lengthy hiatus.

After ratings instability and a showrunner overhaul, Ghosted still couldn’t find its footing as a workplace comedy or spooky satire was pulled from the schedule in April after little more than half its debut season had aired.

The final episodes of the Tom Gormican-created series began airing June 10, but saw no miracles in viewership. With the cast’s contract options expiring, the network made its move - exorcising Scott and Robinson from this haunted show and on to hopefully brighter horizons.