CBS is solidifying its comedy roster for the 2022-23 season. The channel has confirmed Ghosts, which debuted in one year, for a second season, and also revamped Monday’s block of The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola. The three series will join Young Sheldon, who is in the first year of a three-season roundup on the CBS roster next season.
The four shows, starring Young Sheldon, are the most-watched comedies on TV this season. Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said, “We are excited to bring back four of television’s most-watched comedies for next season, and we are proud of the incredible team that maintains CBS’s position as the clear leader in comedy. Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, along with a groundbreaking cast and outstanding writers, did a fantastic job adapting Ghosts for the US and definitely holding their own. This smart and charming show hits the peak of creativity every week. On Mondays, the perfect pairing of The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola deftly blends laughter and culture, thanks to these extraordinarily talented actors and extraordinary creative teams.”
Adapted from a British TV series, Ghosts performed solidly for CBS from the very beginning. With an average of 8.06 million viewers per episode captured by a one-week delayed viewing, it’s the only one among comedies this season. Young Sheldon‘s 9.18 million viewers behind. Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar star in the comedy from the Los Angeles production arm of CBS Studios, Lionsgate Television, and BBC Studios. Port and Wiseman serve as showrunners.
Ghosts Join NBC’s La Brea and CBS’s CSI: Vegas, becoming the third rookie series to earn renewal points for 2022-23. The Neighborhood is currently in its fourth season and Bob Hearts Abishola in its third season, averaging 6.6 million viewers per episode each. This season is good for third and fourth place among comedies. The Neighborhood chose Meg DeLoatch as showrunner for the fourth season after series creator Jim Reynolds left the show following complaints about the show’s leadership. The series, starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield, is produced by CBS Studios.