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TV Ratings: ‘East New York’ Is Fall’s Top Series Premiere After Seven Days

CBS’ first-year drama series East New York plugged seamlessly into the network’s Sunday lineup — and has drawn the biggest seven-day audience of any rookie show in the early going of the 2022-23 season. A pair of other debuts, CBS’ So Help Me Todd and ABC’s The Rookie: Feds, also put up solid seven-day numbers, and […]

This Week in TV: ‘Ghosts,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘SNL’

The fall premiere crush abates somewhat in the coming week, but the Sept. 28-Oct. 4 period still features more than a dozen broadcast debuts — including that of last season’s biggest new comedy, Ghosts. The final run of The Walking Dead and a significantly recast Saturday Night Live are also on tap. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of […]

‘Ghosts’ Star Rose McIver Stands Out in the Supernatural Ensemble Comedy

Rose McIver has had an unusually supernatural string of roles in her latest television work: first as the lead in the CW’s iZombie, and now as Samantha on CBS’ Ghosts, a woman who inherits an old mansion and begins to see and hear its long-dead former residents after a near-death experience. The 33-year-old New Zealand […]

How ‘1883,’ ‘The Gilded Age’ Production Designers Went Back in Time

'Bridgerton' and 'Ghosts' also brought historical eras to contemporary screens with the help of inventive production designers, who re-created locations ranging from Regency-era England to post-Civil War America.

Lionsgate Promotes Suzy Feldman to Exec VP Worldwide TV Marketing

The Lionsgate Television Group has promoted Suzy Feldman to executive vp worldwide TV marketing. Having joined the studio in 2015 and more recently served as senior vp, Feldman will continue to oversee Lionsgate’s TV content marketing, working with the global programming, production and sales teams, and the studio’s network and broadcast partners across all scripted […]

CBS Head Kelly Kahl on ‘Magnum P.I.’ Cancellation, Scaling Back Comedies

The biggest surprise among the crop of canceled broadcast series this year is probably Magnum P.I., the solidly rated CBS reboot that got the boot after four seasons on the network. CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl says the decision was “a tough one,” but made with the overall health of the schedule in mind. “Every […]

Lionsgate, Paramount+ Ink Deal for ‘Ghosts’ Comedy Series

Lionsgate has sealed an exclusive subscription video-on-demand deal for Ghosts, the CBS comedy based on a British series of the same name. Ghosts is produced by Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions and CBS Studios. So there’s little surprise in Lionsgate partnering with Paramount Global and its streaming service Paramount+ on the U.S. SVOD […]

The ‘Ghosts’ Showrunners Are Telling Grounded Stories … With Dead People

In an era when broadcast comedies rarely break out, Ghosts has bucked the trend. With its admittedly ludicrous premise, itself based on a British series of the same name, the CBS show explores what happens to Rose McIver’s Samantha once she gains the ability to see and speak to the generations of deceased personalities who inhabit the upstate […]

‘Ghosts’ Scares Up Season 2 Renewal at CBS

CBS is solidifying its comedy lineup for the 2022-23 season. The network has picked up first-year breakout Ghosts for a second season and renewed its Monday block of The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola as well. The three series join Young Sheldon, which is in the first year of a three-season pickup, on CBS’ roster […]

‘Ghosts’ Scores Speedy Full-Season Pickup at CBS

Ghosts will continue to haunt CBS. The broadcast network has handed out a speedy full-season order to the supernatural comedy starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar. The show launched Oct. 7 to warm reviews and has performed well with the limited delayed viewing figures available. The single-camera entry from exec producers Joe Port and Joe […]

TV Ratings: MLB Playoffs Score but NFL Rules Thursday

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ nailbiter of a division series win over the San Francisco Giants drew strong ratings for TBS Thursday night — although as usual, Fox’s NFL game led the night by a wide margin. Among non-sports programming, Law & Order: SVU drew the best adults 18-49 rating, and Young Sheldon had the biggest […]

TV Ratings: ‘Ghosts’ Scares Up Solid Premiere Numbers

CBS comedy Ghosts delivered solid ratings for its two-episode premiere on Thursday, drawing more total viewers than veteran dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU in their shared hour and holding its own among adults 18-49. Fox’s first Thursday Night Football game of the season led the night by a wide margin and edged […]