CBS Ghosts Suspends Production After Positive COVID-19 Case
CBS comedy Ghosts stopped production after an individual tested positive while working on set. The show was filming in Montreal and will remain on standby until early January.
According to sources at Variety, CBS declined to comment on whether any actor on the show contracted COVID, citing confidentiality. Ghosts isn’t the only production facing shutdowns as a result of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
At Broadway, many shows have canceled upcoming dates in the face of the next wave of cases, including Mme Doubtfire: The Musical, MJ The Musical, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Ain’t Too Proud, Freestyle Love Supreme, and Hamilton. And across the pond, The crown wrapped up for the holidays early after positive cases on set.
Ghosts was actually the most watched new comedy for CBS this season, with 7.76 million viewers in total. The stars of single camera comedy Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Samantha and Jay. Samantha is a freelance journalist and Jay is a promising town chef. The couple throw in both caution and money when they decide to convert a huge dilapidated country estate they’ve inherited into a bed & breakfast. However, they quickly find out that they have bit more than they can chew as this house is inhabited by a full crew of spirits, and Samantha is the first person who can see them.
The show’s cast Ghosts include a Prohibition-era salon singer (Danielle Pinnock); a pompous militiaman of the 1700s (Brandon Scott Jones); a hallucinogenic hippie from the 1960s (Sheila Carrasco); an upbeat ’80s Boy Scout Leader (Richie Moriarty); a 1009 cod-obsessed Viking explorer (Devon Chandler Long); a 90s finance brother (Asher Grodman); a sarcastic and witty native of the 1500s (RomÃ¡n Zaragoza); and a society woman and wife of an 1800s thief baron who is the ancestor of Samantha (Rebecca Wisocky).