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Rose McIver as Samantha

Genre: Single-Camera, Comedy
Release Date: Premiering on October 7, 2021
Country USA
Language: English
Filming Locations: Montreal (Canada)
Produced by: Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Angie Stephenson
Executive Producer: Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas
Written by: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman
Casting: Rose McIver, Brandon Scott Jones, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Asher Grodman, Danielle Pinnock, Richie Moriarty, Sheila Carrasco, Román Zaragoza, Rebecca Wisocky


The oddball comedy follows a young couple, whose dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it’s both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents

GHOSTS is a single-camera comedy about Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a cheerful freelance journalist and up-and-coming chef from the city, respectively, who throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a huge rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast—only to find it’s inhabited by the many spirits of deceased residents who now call it home. The departed souls are a close-knit, eclectic group that includes a saucy Prohibition-era lounge singer, a pompous 1700’s Militiaman, a ‘60s hippie fond of hallucinogens, an overly upbeat ‘80s scout troop leader, a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009, a slick ‘90s finance bro, a sarcastic and witty Native from the 1500s, and a society woman and wife of an 1800’s robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor, to name a few. If the spirits were anxious about the commotion a renovation and B&B will create in their home, it’s nothing compared to when they realize Samantha is the first live person who can see and hear them.

Production Timeline

  • March 2020, it has been announced that Rose was joining this pilot as the lead role, ‘Samantha’.
  • July 2020, Utkarsh Ambudkar has been cast as the male lead opposite of Rose.
  • December 2020, Asher GrodmanDanielle Pinnock, Richie Moriarty, Sheila Carrasco and Román Zaragoza are joining the project.
  • December 2020, after being delayed by the pandemic, ‘Ghostspilot is filming from December 7, 2020 to December 11, 2020.
  • March 31, 2021, News is here! CBS has picked up to series ‘Ghosts, its single-camera comedy pilot. The series pickup decision comes as the options on the cast were about to expire at end of day today.
  • May 19, 2021, during the Upfronts, CBS announced that ‘Ghostswill be airing this fall on Thursday nights at 9pm.
  • Ghosts‘ will be filming from August 8 to October 26 in Montreal (Canada).


  • Finding a male lead for ‘Ghosts has been a priority for CBS. As everyone has been at home and social distancing since March 2020 because of the pandemic, the network employed Zoom chemistry reads with Rose among other tools.

About Samantha

Rose‘s character, Samantha, is a Type A personality who loves fun, but not as much as she loves planning fun. A freelance journalist, she and her sous-chef husband, Ryan, spend so much time making ends meet that they scarcely have time for each other, so when she inherits a massive country estate, she’s eager to move in and live rent-free. A great listener and good person, Samantha strives to help the ghosts even as they drive her a little crazy with their constant clamoring for attention.

Episode Guide

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