Fox has officially ghosted on “Ghosted” after just one season.
The Adam Scott and Craig Robinson-led comedy from creator Tom Gormican has been canceled by the broadcast network, less than a week after airing its first season finale — which will now be its last.
An individual with knowledge of the decision tells TheWrap that, while the network was “proud of the show,” the addition of “Thursday Night Football,” as well as new comedies on Fridays and Sundays, and the large amount of returning shows next season, Fox’s schedule couldn’t accommodate a second season of “Ghosted.” However, a few unaired episodes from the first season may still become available for viewing at a later date.
The network has some previously-ordered comedy pilots in the works as potential midseason replacements for “Ghosted,” including “Bless this Mess,” “Dan the Weatherman” and the Untitled Rob McElhenney/Rob Rosell comedy (starring Leah Remini).
“Ghosted”s cancellation is the latest in a string of Fox sitcom deaths, as the network prepares for its 2018-19 season. The show’s status had been in limbo for some time, as Fox cut comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” (saved by NBC one day later) “The Mick” and “Last Man on Earth” all at once ahead of its upfront presentation in May, and then nixed freshman series “LA to Vegas” the week after. But it left “Ghosted”s — which came back in April after going on hiatus in January — status up in the air until after it finished off its first (and now last) season Sunday.
“Ghosted” centers around former missing persons detective Leroy Wright (Robinson), a skeptic who doesn’t believe aliens exist, unlike true believer Max Jennifer (Scott), who is convinced his wife was abducted by such beings. Against all odds, the two find themselves forced to work with each other when, at low points in their lives, they are both recruited by Capt. Ava Lafrey (Ally Walker), a take-no-prisoners former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey and her staff support Leroy and Max as they look into unexplained activity and keep Earth safe.
The cast includes Robinson, Scott, Walker, Amber Stevens West, and Adeel Akhtar.
Robinson and Scott executive produce, along with creator Gormican, showrunner Kevin Ette and Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, and Mark Schulman.