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Ghosts Season 3 US Release Schedule Announced by CBS

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As Ghosts U.S. heads back into production, CBS confirmed Season 3's release schedule. 

Based upon the hit British sitcom , Ghosts tells the story of two city-dwellers who move to a mansion in the country; however, they quickly realize hilarious figures from the past haunt their new humble abode. 

Writing for the upcoming third season of the CBS comedy has been underway since early October following the end of the long-running writers' strike in Hollywood. 

And now, with the conclusion of the actors' strike as well, the series is planned to get back in front of cameras as soon as possible as the Hollywood machine whirs back to life for the first time in nearly five months. 

Ghosts Season 3 Release Date Revealed

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Following reports of Ghosts US returning to production, fans finally know when Season 3 will be released. 

According to Variety , the hit CBS comedy will return to TV sets across America starting Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET. 

While only the air dates of the first three episodes were revealed (coming on subsequent Thursdays following the Season 3 premiere), the other seven episodes of the season will likely follow suit running toward the end of April 2024. 

The current official Ghosts Season 3 release schedule is as follows:

  • Season 3, Episode 1 - Thursday, February 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Season 3, Episode 2 - Thursday, February 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Season 3, Episode 3 - Thursday, February 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET

What Ghosts' Release Plan Means for CBS

As CBS (along with the other networks) starts to lay the road to a full-fledged post-strike return to scripted programming, more and more release plans will be made public. 

Now that production can resume on the titles that came to a halt (or never got off the ground to begin with) because of job action in Hollywood, series like Ghosts will premiere as the entertainment industry roars back to life. 

While it was reported Ghosts Season 3 would likely premiere in mid-February, this Thursday, February 15 date is a little surprising. 

Some speculated the series would debut its new season immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 11, but that does not look to be the case. 

Networks traditionally position their biggest and best to premiere new episodes coming right off the big game, and since its debut in 2021, Ghosts has been that for CBS. 

Plus, add in the fact that CBS will air Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, one would think the network would want to have Ghosts ' Season 3 as a part of the festivities.

However, another tact that can be taken the night of the NFL championship is showing off a brand-new series networks want viewers to keep an eye on. And that is what CBS will be doing in 2024. 

While Ghosts premieres four days after the Super Bowl, its new drama, Tracker , will be getting that vaunted post-trophy celebration spot (via Forbes ) as the network tries to drum up hype for its latest and greatest. 

Ghosts U.S. Season 3 debuts on CBS on Thursday, February 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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After being forced to push the Season 3 premiere date for its hit comedy Ghosts to February 15, 2024 amidst this summer’s dual strikes, CBS is readying for its return to production, star Danielle Pinnock has revealed.

“We start shooting on Saturday. I fly down to Montreal. We’re going back, baby!” exclaimed Pinnock tonight, in conversation with Deadline at the red carpet premiere for her new Amazon MGM holiday film, Candy Cane Lane . “We did a table read — those scripts are good!”

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Developed for CBS by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, who serve as showrunners, Ghosts adapts the popular 2019 British comedy series of the same name from BBC Studios. The show follows the story of Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a struggling 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.

In discussing the show’s forthcoming season, Pinnock revealed that fans can expect to see more of her character, the Prohibition-era lounge singer ghost Alberta, as well as Hetty Woodstone (Rebecca Wisocky), one of the original residents of the home Samantha and Jay inhabit. “This season,” she said, “Alberta’s going to be in her shenanigans.”

Ranking as both the #1 comedy series on Paramount+ and CBS’ most-streamed program, per Nielsen and CBS, Ghosts also stars Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, and Devan Chandler Long. CBS Studios produces in association with Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm. In addition to Port and Wiseman, EPs include Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond and Martha Howe-Douglas; Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen (Monumental Television); and Angie Stephenson (BBC Studios).

Murphy and Charisse Hewitt-Webster produced for Eddie Murphy Productions, along with Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder for Imagine Entertainment. Doug Merrifield served as executive producer on the pic, which debuts on Prime Video December 1st. View Pinnock’s comments from tonight’s red carpet below.

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Ghosts : 5 Things We Want to See in Season 3 (and 1 Thing We DON’T)

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It’s more than just a resolution to last season’s big “Who got ‘sucked off’?” cliffhanger that has us eager for the return of Ghosts .

Season 3 of the hit CBS comedy may not premiere for a long while given the current WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but that’s not stopping us from putting together a wish list for the forthcoming episodes. Of course, we have a preferred way that we’d like to see that aforementioned cliffhanger scenario play out. But more than that, we’re looking ahead to some other unresolved mysteries involving two spirits that are due for answers.

Meanwhile, a dead-in-the-water romance has us begging for mercy on behalf of a ghost. And then there’s our livings: Jay and Sam’s previous possession adventures have us dreaming up crazy ideas that would shake things up for the married couple.

Plus, we’re putting in a special guest star request for some of Rose McIver’s former TV castmates to drop by the comedy and stage a mini reunion.

What do we hope to see happen in Season 3? Read on for our 5 WANTS, and the 1 thing we DO NOT WANT. (And just a reminder that while the Season 3 premiere date is TBD, you can watch UK’s Ghosts on CBS this fall .)

WANT: Answers about two deaths

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Thus far, the show has shared the circumstances under which most of the ghosts died, even detailing how Trevor lost his pants that fateful night and revealing who murdered Alberta after a season-long whodunnit. But much remains unknown about how exactly Sas and Hetty lost their lives. Were their deaths humorous mistakes, tragic accidents or tragically intentional? (We don’t trust that Elias Woodstone!) All we know is we can’t wait to find out.

WANT: Pete to move on from his crush

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Pete’s feelings for Alberta were cute at first, if slightly out of nowhere, but the jazz singer doesn’t seem to have any romantic interest in the troop leader. Not only has she never returned his feelings, but many times, she’s tried to dismiss them, leading the rest of the ghosts to make fun of constantly rejected Pete. And he’s far too sweet and good to perpetually be crushing on someone who’s just not that into him. (Plus, all the main ghosts hooking up with each other is getting to be a bit too much.)

WANT: Jay to (temporarily) see ghosts

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One of the best episodes featured Jay being possessed by Hetty, so let’s take things one step further and let him see the ghosts for just one installment, while his wife Sam loses her ability. Not only would it be loads of fun — just imagine D&D buds Jay and Pete seeing each other for the first time! — but swapping places would also allow Jay and Sam to truly experience and understand the other’s unique situation.

WANT: iZombie guest stars

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The CBS comedy has done a stellar job with its guest casting, employing the likes of Veep vet Matt Walsh as Hetty’s husband, Superstore standout Nichole Sakura as Sas’ love interest and Brandon Scott Jones’ The Other Two costar Drew Tarver as a cult leader. But we’d like to put in a special request for one (or more) of leading lady Rose McIver’s iZombie castmates to pop by. We can picture any of the talented and funny actors from the CW dramedy — Robert Buckley, David Anders, Aly Michalka, Rahul Kohli or Malcolm Goodwin — easily fitting into the ensemble, be it as a living or a spirit.

WANT: Sam possessed by Flower

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Yes, Sam has already been possessed by Thorfinn. But the brief yet brilliant snippet of her playing Flower during a reenactment on Dumb Deaths , not to mention the instances when she’s walked through the high hippie, have us wishing for an entire episode of Sam-as-Flower. We have no doubt that McIver could pull it off to hilarious effect.

DO NOT WANT: To lose any series regulars

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We hope the Season 2 finale’s cliffhanger ending — who, if anyone, got “sucked off” into the great beyond? — has a satisfying and dramatic conclusion that more than makes the long wait for Season 3 worth it. But at the same time, we would hate to see any of the main ghosts that we’ve come to know and love depart the earthly plane for good. It’s just too soon in the show’s life to lose a series regular and to mess with the ensemble’s chemistry. So while it might feel like somewhat of a cheat for a “lesser” character to go, we’d be OK with it if it was done in a fun, inventive way that still had repercussions for our beloved ghosts and/or Sam and Jay.

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I want Jay and Sam to have a kid that can see ghosts.

Kids see ghosts up to a certain age. If you want their kid to continue to seeing ghosts then they will need a NED just like what Sam had.

NDE you mean.

Yeah that’s what I meant 😅

Hypotheses-kids grow out of seeing ghosts because everyone tells them ghosts aren’t real. If Jay and Sam tell their kid that the ghosts are real and the kid sees his mother talking to them, the child might not grow out of it.

Little Pete (Arrow’d Pete’s grandson) must already be past that age. Otherwise he would have seen and heard his grandpa and perhaps tried to overrule his control freak grandmother.

Please, no kid! I feel this would be the kiss of…well…death to the series!

yup, kids out of nowhere tend to be in the “Jump The Shark” category. . .

Can’t wait for the return of Season 3!

Maybe we will see another secret passage with more ghosts?

If iZombie folks ever guest star, I’d love one of Utkarsh’s Freestyle buddies to show up (like Lin Manuel Miranda).

Just finished S2 and I second Jay getting to actually see the ghosts for an episode. That would be fun and help his character “grow”.

Alberta would make sense to be the one to leave, but it would be sad to lose anyone at this point.

I agree Alberta makes sense given her murderer has been exposed and she forgives Hetty for not telling her it was her son.

I also see possibly Nigel being one to go as he has not only forgiven his killer but also declared his love and accepted a proposal.

While I see these as possibilities I would hate to lose anyone as well. The BBC version of Ghosts had a favorite of mine “sucked off” because she grew as a person finally. I hate to see her go but it made sense for her to do so. This American versions should do the same.

Love the series can’t wait to find out who it was hopefully not one of the couples I would also like to see Jay see ghost so he can connect more with the family!!!

the only way they would consider having one of the 8 leave would be if the actor decided to move on, and from what I have heard, all signed for the new season and of the recurring ghosts, the only one I wouldn’t miss is the prom girl from the attic

No kids.. I agree- it’s the kiss of death to good show. Also, my vote goes towards writing out & Get rid the dirty basement female ghost. So sorry but She’s Not good entertainment.

Or the headless guy, Crash I believe. Altho it was hilarious when Hetty tossed his head in the bushes, then Flower tossed it, lol. Hetty is Hoot!

Your list is spot on! I would add if the Ghosts themselves could switch “bodies”?? This is the #1 show I am going to miss waiting for the strikes to end.

Would love to see Colin O’Donoghue make a guest appearance as he and Rose gave great performances as Hook and Tinkerbell on OUAT.

Jay to fall down the stairs and see ghosts because he died. He doesn’t realize and nobody will tell him. Play it off with him not knowing for years.

Am I alone in thinking that Nigel is the one that got sucked off?

No, that was the most popular idea when the show aired. It seems like they’ve milked all the possible humor/story out of that relationship.

I think there’s still plenty more they can do with those two. We have 250 years’ worth of their history as rivals that could be fun to explore, especially in the context of how their interactions affected other parts of their afterlives, there’s the possibility of a ghost wedding and all the leadup to that and they’re living together now, so that alone can bring plenty of funny story material. And depending on what happens with the success or lack thereof of Isaac’s book, maybe that has some kind of effect on their relationship as well? Stuff like that. . Plus, they’re a same-sex couple on a TV show, and one that’s on CBS at that. Unless one of the actors chose to leave for whatever reason, I can’t imagine the show wanting to mess with that if they can help it. . I’m in the camp of either some really minor ghost got sucked off, or nobody did and that light was signaling something else. The ghost rules are always changing, after all, they can easily find an alternate explanation for that light. Even if a character did leave, who’s to say they can’t return? The show could find some kind of fun loophole for that setup, too, if they wanted to do so. As Elias showed us last season, characters can make weekend visits from hell, after all, so… . But yeah, I too wouldn’t want to lose any of the main ghosts, or Nigel, or Nancy, for that matter. I feel like everyone’s become so conditioned to expect shows to write characters off nowadays for drama/shock value. I don’t care if they find some kind of “cop out” solution that keeps all the main ghosts here, I’m fine with that. Like the article says, even if it is some minor ghost who left, they can still find a way to mine some good humor/drama from that if need be.

I feel the same way. I’ve been watching the Nisaac relationship bloom since the D&D episode, I’ve cheered with joy as I saw them kiss, and I squealed with joy as Isaac got down on one knee. I cannot bear to see Nigel get sucked off before they get married!

I think it makes more sense for Albert to be the one… her murder if finally resolved and she forgave Hetty. There’s nothing left unresolved for her (that we know about wink).

Too close to the “bury your gays” trope. I’m guessing it’s either going to be Crash or cholera victim Nancy.

I thought Crash too or Attic Girl, hope it’s not Nancy. But who got sucked off must have had some conclusion to their story. They might have to do some backstory on how whoever got sucked off had a resolution that we as viewers were not aware of.

Absolutely agree it’s Nigel who got sucked off. There’s a spare in the shed!

Loved the UK series but loving this too and can’t wait for season 3.

My favourite quote is season 2: “let me ride you while you get sucked off”.

Great ideas, TV Line!

This an pretty popular fan theory about Hetty’s death and I agree with it. She fell down the stairs just like Sam did and I know she mentioned in passing that she died wearing high heels which is conclusive in making someone lose their footing especially heels are known to be slippery and uncomfortable. Also when she saw the EMTs take Sam she immediately turned to Trevor and called him a murderer since she was so appalled that he accidentally hurt her descendant. In the UK series Franny Hetty’s counterpart died from being pushed out of a window and when Alison was pushed by Julian. She told the ghosts that came after her more specifically The Captain her cause of death being murdered by her husband. But in Hetty’s case Elias predeceased her by having a vengeful vault maker lock him inside his secret vault so he couldn’t done it since he was trapped inside for a century. Fingers crossed that confirm that’s truly the case with Hetty. As for Sass anything could had happened with his death, but it doesn’t appear that it was an accident it could been an undiagnosed health issue that creeped up on him like an severe asthma attack, blood clout, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, brain hemorrhage things his tribe medicine people couldn’t prevent because he did die very unexpectedly for an person his age and I estimate that to be early to mid 20s (I know Roman Zaragoza is 27 so I’m putting Sass in the same age range as him for clarification reasons). Hope this has been helpful for you TVLINE and all my fellow Ghosts fans who just have to tap into their inner detective to solve one or many of life well rather TV’s mysteries.

I don’t want Jay to ever see the ghosts! That would ruin the charm of the show.

I think having him see them just ONCE would be great.

I don’t think that they should enable Jay to actually see the ghosts. That would feel forced and / or contrived. . . especially if they had some scenario where he (Jay) somehow died and like Sam survived and could magically – and coincidentally – be able to see them. I will suggest a couple of alternatives where poor Jay wouldn’t be so marooned in rthe B & B The first would be that somehing could happen and he could at least hear and talk to the ghosts. Of 2nd, that either Sam or Jay’s sister could somehow get a sketch artist to draw rhe ghosts as they are so Jay at least has a mental vision of what they look like

Hope “Ghosts” is luckier than “Bob Hearts Abishola”, which reduced all it’s regulars to recurring except the 2 leads after it’s 4th season. Would hate for all the ghosts to just recur with us just seeing 2 or 3 ghosts each episode.

Haven’t binge S2 yet but a Ghost investigation team comes to the B&B

I said after S2 ended and still believe – It’s a trick and nobody got sucked off, the light was someone new arriving. Similar to how the maid appeared in the Halloween episode. If anyone did leave I don’t think it was any of the main ghosts, it will be one of the cholera pit people instead, maybe it could be Nancy and how is told in flashbacks. But I’m still leaning toward a fake out of an arrival instead of a departure. As for Hetty and Sas I agree I’d like to hear their stories too. It seems like they’ve hinted a lot at drugs for Hetty with all her comments on why would it be around long enough to go bad or telling Sam to just take this and that combination. Sas though, no idea, wonder if they’ll either make it very bizarre or build it up then have it turn out to be really mundane.

That’s what I’m hoping for, a new arrival

Totally agree about wanting to know how Hetty and Sas died. I would also like for them (and Pete) to discover their ghost powers. If I’m not mistaken, for the main eight ghosts, we know everyone else’s cause of death and their power. I like that we didn’t learn all of them in season one, but by season three I think we’re ready to know them all.

Great fun program,

I am fully with you on not wanting to lose any regulars, but also on wanting Jay to see ghosts too. In fact, I was disappointed when the season 1 finale set up a scenario where maybe he could see them all of the time, and they didn’t follow through on that. I think it would open up way more story possibilities if Sam doesn’t always have to fill him in on what’s going on. Eventually that’s going to paint them into a corner

With all the strikes going on in Hollywood, will we even have new episodes in 2023-2024? Or will we have to wait until 2024-2025?

A guest appearance by Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), She could be anything with her range.

When the show returns in 2025.

For sure, I hope it’s just an incidental character who got sucked off at the end of last season

Thorfinn gets entirely too bloodthirsty sometimes, bragging about evisceration, torture and cannibalism. Please tone down some of his stories. And Jay saw the ghosts already, while Hetty possessed him. He should remember the incident and who he saw then, perhaps in a dream?

In that episode, when Hetty possessed Jay, he/she could not see or interact with the other ghosts.

Would love to see more of the BBC “Ghosts” cast appear whether as their BBC characters Charlotte Ritchie as Allison and Kiell Smith-Bynoe as Mike visiting Sam and Jay’s bed and breakfast or the BBC Ghost actors as new characters. . Hopefully after the BBC episodes air on CBS there will be more people asking for this.

“the BBC Ghost actors as new characters.” Wasn’t that the “Dumb Deaths” actor, the British guy who was gonna play Pete/ended up playing Flower’s boyfriend when the show decided to tell her story instead?

Would anybody be curious to see anymore cast members from the U.K. version of Ghosts guest star on the American series? What about a cross over between the two shows?

Like to see sam go out more and see other ghosts, like at a store or something. Seeing the types of ghosts and abilities is the best part.

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Ghosts ‘ third season is closer than ever with the premiere a mere month away, but as we approach the coveted day, the big question still remains: Which ghost was “sucked off” at the end of Season 2?

The CBS comedy left viewers with quite the cliffhanger as “livings” Sam ( Rose McIver ) and Jay ( Utkarsh Ambudkar ) sat in their driveway as a beam of light shone on their lavish Woodstone estate. Knowing that the beam means one of the spirits could be passing onto the other side, we can’t help but wonder if any of the main ghosts are going to be among the missing.

Teased in a newly-released promo, the show is leaning into the idea that one of the spirits might actually be gone when the show picks back up, but some cast members have teased some reassurances of their returns, offering a more defined picture of possibilities.

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Having both received ASTRA awards in the new year, Ambudkar and Danielle Pinnock , who plays Alberta, posed with their accolades on set in costume, teasing that the Jazz-age singer will be sticking around to belt out more tunes in Woodstone.

Additionally, Román Zaragoza who plays Sasappis shared images of himself in costume on social media, captioning the snapshots, “Season 3 .”

While no other stars who play spirits have confirmed their returns, both Asher Grodman and Rebecca Wisocky , who play pantless Wall Street trader Trevor and robber baron wife Hetty, have shared the Season 3 promo (embedded above) on their respective social media profiles.

While the missing spirit may not be from the core group, there is room for speculation. When it comes to the world of Ghosts , there’s always room to expand the lore, and we’re wondering if there’s a chance that one ghost could get “sucked off” and then return to Woodstone?

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Sheila Carrasco , who plays fan-favorite Hippie Flower, recently had a baby, close to the start of Season 3’s delayed production . Could the cliffhanger be used as a loophole to give Carrasco a little extra time off? We’re certainly in support if it means Flower will return to our screens in the near future, but for now, this is merely speculation.

But there are other variables that might support this theory as Carrasco would have been pregnant while the show was still filming Season 2 in early 2023, giving her and the writers time to plan an explanation for her temporary absence.

Additionally, Ambudkar posted an acceptance speech for his ASTRA award and accidentally forgot to mention Carrasco, correcting the error in his caption . While it could have been a simple oversight, perhaps it’s proof of her absence from set at the moment, like an “out of sight out of mind” situation. Again, this is merely speculation, but an interesting idea we’re eager to potentially see explored.

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And perhaps we’re completely off as Carassco shared the newly-released key art featuring herself and the rest of the Ghosts crew on social media, teasing, “Season 3 Feb 15. Let’s. GHOSTS!✌✌✌.”

What do you think of this theory? Let us know in the comments section, below, and stay tuned for more on Ghosts as we approach the Season 3 premiere.

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If you’ve been keeping up with Ghosts behind the scenes, you know the show was setting up a cliffhanger for its Season 2 finale on May 11. “The end of Season 2 has left me on the edge of my seat ... there’s lots that people will be wondering about after the break,” Rose McIver, who plays Sam, revealed at a recent Deadline event. But will there be a Ghosts Season 3 to answer fans’ pressing questions?

Fortunately, yes! The story of Sam, Jay, and their ghostly roomies will continue for at least one more season. “Much like our viewers, we love them more each and every week,” Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement via Variety. “As the series continues to win fans on broadcast and streaming, we’re thrilled to bring back this touching and hilarious comedy for a third season.”

Indeed, Ghosts, which was inspired by the BBC sitcom of the same name , has won plenty of fans. The series about a couple who inherits a haunted abode has garnered positive reviews and a nearly perfect Rotten Tomatoes score, too — so its renewal isn’t necessarily a surprise.

So, what can fans expect from Ghosts Season 3? Here’s everything to know so far.

Ghosts Season 3 Cast

The premise of Ghosts means there’s always a huge lineup of zany characters to work with. In addition to Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Sam and Jay, Ghosts stars Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac, Richie Moriarty as Pete, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta, Asher Grodman as Trevor, Román Zaragoza as Sasappis, Sheila Carrasco as Flower, Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty, and Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn.

At the Deadline event, co-showrunners Joe Port and Joe Wiseman also said they’d love to bring characters from the original British Ghosts as guests — especially after the BBC show’s co-creator, Mathew Baynton, appeared on Season 2.

Ghosts Season 3 Plot

Wondering what else to expect from the show’s next installment? Port and Wiseman said there’s one element they want to continue from Season 2. “We have a huge cast, which is the strength of the show; we can go in so many different directions because everyone is just a home-run hitter,” Wiseman told Deadline. “But we also have a lot of characters to service. It’s so exciting to have different friends to play with and to have different dynamics. Each time you put sort of a different two or three people in a room, it brings out different sides to everybody ... and I think you get to see the textures really pop more and more throughout [this] season and hopefully into Season 3 as well.”

Ghosts Season 3 Potential Premiere Date

As Ghosts is a network sitcom, you can likely count on its return in fall 2023. Specific return dates are typically announced later in the summer. It’s not clear how the writers strike will affect that timeline, but Ambudkar did recently share a photo from the picket line.

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This post will be updated with the trailer, release date, and additional plot details as more information on Ghosts Season 3 becomes available.

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“The Heir” – When a woman named Kelsey (Jessie Ennis) shows up claiming to be the rightful heir to Woodstone Mansion, Sam and Jay enlist the help of a lawyer, Dan (P.J. Byrne). Meanwhile, Isaac tries to decide how to spend half of Sam’s advance on his autobiography. Also, a surprise event takes place that could dramatically change life at the manor, on the second season finale of the CBS Original series GHOSTS, Thursday, May 11 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Pictured (L-R): Rose McIver as Samantha and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay. Photo: Bertrand Calmeau/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Updated : Nov. 29, 2023 – The end of the year is fast approaching and with it we’re coming increasingly closer to the Ghosts season 3 premiere. The series is scheduled to debut its third season on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET after Young Sheldon ‘s final season opener.

Cameras start rolling on Saturday, Dec. 2, according to star Danielle Pinnock. Deadline reports the actress not only shared that’ll she’ll be flying out to Montreal in the coming days but also: “We did a table read — those scripts are good!”

We can’t wait to find out what happens next in the series, after all we need answers after that shocking turn of events at the end of season 2.

During the season, we got closure over Alberta’s murder. It turns out that Hetty knew who killed Alberta all along, and it caused a rift between them. Then there was the chance that Sam and Jay would lose the property due to inheritance issues. Well, that turned out to be a con, and the house is safe. But not all the ghosts are. Someone was “sucked off” at the end of the season. Sam couldn’t tell who, and neither could we.

Who’s the ghost that got “sucked off” in the season 2 finale? (speculation)

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Of course, we don’t have details of the third season just yet. We’re sure to see the start of the season focused on who was “sucked off” and what that means for the other ghosts.

It is possible that Nigel is the one to go. He wasn’t a main character, and his exit will lead to a lot of conversations about grief. Isaac was just getting to the point of acceptance. They were happy and engaged, and then all of a sudden Nigel is taken from him. While the ghosts have had to deal with the grief of the living going on without them, they’ve not had to deal with the grief of losing someone they love—of having to go on without that person. So, this is a chance to explore that if it is Nigel. Or perhaps Pete is leaving after getting the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle?

We’re sort of hoping that it’s a basement ghost or one of the others on the property that we haven’t really come to know and love. However, the UK version did bring this storyline with Mary being the one to leave. That was due to Katy Wix’s schedule and wish to move on from the show, though. Her basement counterpart was also missing in season 4.

What we do know is Alberta, Hetty, and Flower are sticking around. Pinnock stated that viewers will be seeing more of her character and Rebecca Wisocky’s, and that “Alberta’s going to be in her shenanigans.” Sheila Carrasco was also brought up in the interview in reference to her expecting her first child.

Rose McIver will return as Sam and Utkarsh Ambudkar will be back as Jay in Ghosts season 3.

Why was Ghosts season 3 delayed?

In case you haven’t been keeping up with entertainment industry news, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) in May 2023 after not being able to come to an agreement on their new contracts.

Then, in July 2023, the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) faced the same dilemma with the AMPTP and went on strike as well. That means that since the two unions went on strike, writers and actors couldn’t work on projects associated with the AMPTP. This included CBS shows like Ghosts , along with all of the other American broadcast shows that were expected to return for the fall 2023 season.

Both strikes are now over, paving the way for series to go back into production. However, this doesn’t mean fans can expect the usual episode count. Danielle Pinnock told Deadline that she’s only expecting 10 episodes to be shot for season 3. This is due to the strikes and is to be expected as CBS series, with exception to Young Sheldon , will range from 10-13 episodes in order to make May finales.

Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more news and coverage. Ghosts is available to stream on Paramount+ .

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'Ghosts' Season 3 Cast - 9 Stars Are Returning!

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Ghosts is coming back next month!

The hit TV series, which was adapted for American audiences for CBS from the British series of the same name, first bowed in 2021, with a second season that aired in 2022.

The show centers around married New York couple Samantha and Jay Arondekar, who inherit a beautiful country house only to find that it is falling apart and inhabited by ghosts who died on the mansion’s grounds.

In January 2023, the series was renewed for a third season. And now, we know that it’s officially coming back on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS!

We also know who is expected to return for the next season.

Find out who is returning for Ghosts Season 3…

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Why Who Got “Sucked Off” on ‘Ghosts’ Season 2 Is Important

The ‘Ghosts’ Season 2 finale proves Woodstone’s spirits need to experience one specific thing when the CBS sitcom returns this fall.

Editor’s note: The below contains major spoilers for the Ghosts Season 2 finale. In what induced an enormous Higgintoot-sized gasp among audiences Thursday night, the Ghosts Season 2 finale went out on a major shocker after one of the Woodstone B&B ghosts finally moved on — or as the spirits in the house naively say, “got sucked off.” With some of the stars of the Joe Port and Joe Wiseman sitcom previously teasing a “big cliffhanger” shaking up the house dynamics going into Season 3, the final moments no doubt have fans on edge just as much as Rose McIver ’s Sam Arondekar , who was left stunned in the final moments witnessing a light ascending into the night sky.

So, who is no longer a part of Ghosts Season 3? While fans will have to wait until the show returns this fall on CBS, the payoff of who is gone is essential in proving what more this show can do, and the level at which it can be a significant sitcom furthering the conversation of critically acclaimed shows on network television. As the Season 2 finale might have given audiences some hints, here’s who we think is out of Woodstone and how whoever got “sucked off” is important to the trajectory of Season 3.

Related: ‘Ghosts’ Season 2: Here’s Who Murdered Alberta Haynes

Who Got “Sucked Off” on 'Ghosts' Season 2?

While Jay ( Utkarsh Ambudkar ) hoped it was Trevor ( Asher Grodman ), all signs from the Season 2 finale, “The Heir” are pointing to the Lieutenant Colonel of the King’s Army, Nigel Chessum ( John Hartman ) being “sucked off” — or just...departing to heaven. In a moment that saw Sam stunned as she sat in her car outside Woodstone with Jay, it is a cliffhanger that will be driving audiences crazy all summer long. But a closer look at the episode might have offered some hints early on.

In the episode that found Sam gifting Isaac ( Brandon Scott Jones ) half of her $20,000 advance on the Higgintoot biography, the militiaman decides to spend it on a new day-bed, which leaves Nigel angry since the bed he’s choosing can only fit one individual. Though Nigel has since moved into the mansion to be closer to Isaac, the American war captain is confused by the outburst and is told by Sasappis ( Román Zaragoza ), Flower ( Sheila Carrasco ), and Nancy ( Betsy Sodaro ) how his actions prove he’s not ready to move forward in his relationship with Nigel. After a pep talk with Thorfinn ( Devan Chandler Long ) and Trevor, Isaac confronts Nigel, acknowledging his upset over the situation. However, he tells him that he doesn’t feel their relationship is at the right stage for moving in together and instead, decides to propose, to which Nigel quickly says yes. The two, who are now happily engaged, decide to move in together and use the money to buy a king-sized bed.

Why It Needs to Be Nigel

As tragic and personally painful as it is to admit considering Hartman’s given audiences a beautiful performance since his arrival in Season 1, Episode 8’s “D&D” and his character has been a fan favorite among audiences, Nigel is most probably the early exit on Ghosts Season 2. With the adorable couple being at their happiest together in some of those final moments before Sam witnesses a spirit ascending, Nigel has consistently shown signs that he has always been comfortable with who he is, has no secrets, and is someone who knows himself through and through. Meanwhile, his partner Isaac is a different story, as he is still discovering himself after just having come out last year. Early on in the episode, Isaac wasn’t even thinking about Nigel when he thought of the new bed. Instead, he was looking forward to being on his own as he has for years. But while this might be indicative of the captain’s childish nature similar to the other ghosts at Woodstone and just not adjusting to habits, it leaves little room for such actions not being intentional by the writers. If it is indeed Nigel, it will be an important jumpstart to Season 3, forcing the characters (especially Isaac) into deeper themes that complement the half-hour comedy.

One of the most tragic things about grief is that it is sudden, yet we never get a chance to really understand it through these spirits and the lighthearted writing despite them being dead. Because they’ve all died, none of the ghosts (except for Hetty) have truly experienced the loss of a loved one in their afterlife while at Woodstone. Ghosts has played around with its themes of regret, shame, and insecurity since first making its mark on CBS through different characters and story variations. But it hasn’t really delved into loss to jumpstart its stories, nor has it forced these eight silly spirits into action knowing that every moment could be their last.

An exit like Nigel’s is the right type to create new consequences that drive the plot forward and eventually, allow all these ghosts to move on peacefully. The loss needs to be a significant payoff going into the show’s third year and one that is as meaningful as the series has been to its fans, which also means it can’t be Nancy or one of her cholera pit ghosts, the headless Crash ( Alex Boniello ), or ‘80s prom ghost, Stephanie ( Odessa A’zion ) — even after she got her Sixteen Candles -type date. Resorting to the hijinks bridging the Season 1 finale to the Season 2 premiere, where audiences believed for a hot minute that Jay could see the ghosts after an accident upon the cold open, was not significant enough and had a low payoff, story-wise.

Why That Exit Is So Important

Though some might make the case for one of the core eight departing earlier than expected on Ghosts, like Alberta ( Danielle Pinnock ), who finally solved her murder and made up with Hetty ( Rebecca Wisocky ), there is still more to figure out about the 1920s singer because her death did not define her life, the dreams she had, or all the things she wanted before dying. In that argument, it’s definitely not Alberta. Moreover, it is certainly not the other seven because they have not come to any conclusion or any kind of progress in their respective arcs to move on.

But the exit, whoever it might be, is nonetheless important to the show and the trajectory of Season 3 as the CBS sitcom leads the network. With streaming often taking all the glory from primetime TV in both viewership and awards, killing off the main or recurring characters of a show can be crucial for strong, lasting storytelling that has an impact on the audience. It also helps the writers to avoid complacency while not being afraid to be bold through genuine stakes and conflict that their characters must face. Not to mention, it gives plenty of room for the actor to deliver a strong, compelling performance that is outside their character’s comfort zone. If the first two seasons of Ghosts proved anything to audiences and critics, it’s that the show is good at sharing the obvious lessons, but Season 3 needs to work outside its usual comforts collectively hovering around the ghosts for a more nuanced, layered series.

If Nigel is gone, it will unquestionably affect Isaac. But it will also open up the opportunity to showcase the emotions of the other characters also dealing with the loss. Because our life stories and plans are often interwoven closely with that of another, when a character dies (and in this case, moves on), that life story and plan are shattered. Never getting to say goodbye is one of the hardest parts of grief and one that can open Isaac up in a way that branches out to the others. Of course, Ghosts is a comedy and manages a sweet balance between pathos and wit, but tackling sudden loss through its sharp humor needs to be the next step forward for the show by heightening some of the arcs.

Fans of the American sitcom’s British counterpart of the same name know that it wasn’t afraid to shock its audience with a gasp-inducing, tear-jerking plot twist by giving its most passive spirit Mary ( Katy Wix ) a sudden exit this past season ahead of its final year . While the CBS version of Ghosts isn’t ready to cut its core eight spirits just yet, Mary’s moving on was a good way to give gravitas to the show amid its comical elements, even if the exit was rooted in the actress’s desire off-screen to leave the series (she’s now on Ted Lasso ). The creative choice plays well, though, and sparked a ripple across the surface of the series, inspiring those around Mary to branch out into deeper emotions and ways of handling grief.

In the end, a sudden loss reflects what can, most tragically, happen in real life all too often to humanize the ghosts even more so, as so many of them think they are invincible right now. Anything less than Nigel (or even the core eight, to be honest) would be a disservice to the appeal of the series’ takeaway on how love doesn’t die with death . Love in this sense is eternal and the core of our lives. While love takes us deeper into ourselves for a more complete canvas of our purpose (like how that could have been Nigel’s final wish), it is also the one component that fills our life with meaning.

As we’ve learned through the ghosts at Woodstone, every sudden death is unique and is potentially traumatizing because different life stories and the combinations between the characters that we see transpire in every episode means sudden loss is hard to bear for a myriad of reasons. Sure, the ghosts don’t know why they’re here at Woodstone and never got a chance to ascend before Sam, but a twist close enough to the vest through the likes of Nigel will continue to feed a good, solid sense of unpredictability that few sitcoms claim to have and further the arcs of our favorite characters.

Ghosts returns with new episodes this fall. All episodes are now streaming on Paramount+.

Ghosts season 5 full season guide: plots, cast, trailer, more

Ghosts season 5, which is sadly the last, sees Alison and Mike struggle for cash following the fire...

Ghosts season 5 cast

Ghosts season 5 is available right now on BBC iPlayer, with the final episode having now aired on BBC One.

The comedy has become an enormous success for the BBC, and there's even an American version (also good, available now on iPlayer), which also has proved really popular.

Ghosts stars writers and creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, with Lolly Adefope as Kitty alongside Charlotte Ritchie as Alison and Kiell Smith-Bynoe as Mike.

Sadly, they previously announced that season 5 is the last although there will be a Ghosts Christmas special 2023 to enjoy! Plus there's talk of a movie version happening one day.

The Ghosts team said: "After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace. We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and can't wait to share it with you all later this year. 

"We could never have imagined the reception the show has enjoyed, or the fun we have had making it, and we would like to thank our amazing cast and crew as well as everyone at BBC comedy, BBC One, and Monumental Television for their tireless support. But most of all we'd to thank everyone who watches. Mat, Simon, Martha, Jim, Laurence & Ben."

Kiell Smith-Bynoe, who plays Mike, told What to Watch: "We shot the last scene on the last day, so there were lots of emotions then and throughout the weeks leading up to it, knowing it was the final time we’d see things like the Captain [the World War Two soldier, played by Ben Willbond] in full costume. We were remembering all the jokes we’d had and all the messing about. I’ll never forget that and I'm grateful for it.”

All about the final series...

Ghosts season 5 release date

Ghosts season 5 began on BBC One on Friday 6 October at 8.30 pm. The whole series is available to watch right now on iPlayer, along with the previous series.

Ghosts plot

Episode 1: The BBC teases: "Mike approaches Alison to discuss their finances following the loss of their B&B business. However, Alison is more preoccupied with plotting revenge on the ghosts for April Fools' Day and recruits a playful Humphrey to execute her plans. But who will prove the hardest to fool? 

"Meanwhile, Mike is shocked to find someone from their insurance company on his doorstep – an unannounced visit to check the details of the gatehouse fire. Can Mike convince her that lightning really can strike thrice?"

Episode 2: The BBC teases: "In a bid to make some much-needed money, Alison and Mike look into selling some land. The plan proves far from straightforward however, with Lady Button up in arms at the mere thought of losing some of her beloved estate. Thomas enters a competition that he hopes will finally see him become a published poet, but hearing Lady Button speak so passionately about Button House gives him an idea or two... Pat and Julian are locked in a dispute, and it is Robin who offers a surprising pearl of wisdom."

Episode 3: The BBC teases: "Alison and Mike are forced to cosy up to Barclay if their plan to sell some land to the golf consortium is going to work. Elsewhere, Alison is involved in a silent negotiation of her own – she has designs on Lady Button’s bedroom but can’t quite muster the courage to ask her outright if she would consider relocating. The ghosts become fixated on solving the mystery of Kitty’s death."

Episode 4: The BBC teases: "The ghosts are officially bored, and Pat comes up with new entertainment for the gang. Mike and Alison host their international buyer at Button House in order to confirm the land sale, but Mike’s antics threaten the whole deal – can he pull it back in time? Humphrey is offered a fresh perspective on his strained marriage and finally learns some French, with a little help from a most unexpected source."

Episode 5: The BBC teases: "Robin has an epiphany that has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the ghosts, who each struggle to believe his prediction. Alison suggests a spontaneous night out with Mike, just like the old days! They try to get the old gang together but with such short notice, only Obi and his new girlfriend Brenda are free. Despite Alison’s efforts to plan the best night ever, the evening doesn’t quite meet her expectations, and the couple are left pondering how much their lives are changing."

Episode 6: The BBC teases: "Mike and Alison receive a life-changing offer beyond their wildest dreams. Still reeling from the news and anxious to discuss it, they are interrupted by a heartbroken Obi, who has been suddenly dumped by a strangely callous Brenda. Alison and Mike agree to reconvene with lists of pros and cons. At first, Obi’s romantic woes find a sympathetic ear in eternally lovelorn Thomas, but even he tires of Obi’s self-pity. Meanwhile, Alison must fend off the ghosts, desperate to sway her decision."

Ghosts season 5 cast

Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) return as the owners of Button House. Martha Howe-Douglas plays Lady Fanny Button. While Mathew Baynton returns as Thomas Thorne alongside Jim Howick as the loveable Pat Butcher and Ben Willbond as the Captain.

Plus Laurence Rickard as Robin/Humphrey’s Head, Simon Farnaby as MP Julian Fawcett, and Lolly Adefope as Kitty.  

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By Inkoo Kang

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The first crime scene in the new season of “True Detective” isn’t that of the seven gnarled, naked bodies we see piled on top of one another in the snow at the end of Episode 1, but of a more mundane violence. A woman tries to flee her physically abusive boyfriend, and he tracks her down at work. This time, he gets walloped, with a metal bucket, by his girlfriend’s co-worker, an older woman. The blow leaves his face a gory mess. The officer who arrives to escort the man off the premises, Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis), asks the girlfriend whether she’ll press charges against her ex; the trooper doesn’t offer him the same choice before putting him in cuffs. The local chief of police, Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster), isn’t exactly complimentary when she later says that Navarro’s “got this thing about women who get hurt.” The arrest feels righteous, but the stench of the man’s menace lingers. Tidy endings are hard to come by, especially once blood has been spilled.

There’s a refusal to separate or elevate sensational brutality from the everyday sort in this latest installment of the HBO anthology drama—a feminist revision of a series best known for its macho poetry and its ogling eye. The show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, had his mostly male investigators contend with child murderers and pedophile rings; the QAnon-esque luridness of those crimes haunted the grizzled detectives for decades thereafter. The writer-director Issa López, who has taken over from Pizzolatto as showrunner, moves the action from sunbaked states to the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska, where, as of mid-December, daylight won’t return for several weeks. The uninterrupted Arctic dark lends the season its subtitle, “Night Country,” as well as its wintry, edge-of-civilization atmospherics. Watching the six-part season from under a blanket in California, I couldn’t get warm.

The dead men who form the chilly, Boschian tableau at the pilot’s conclusion are (or were) scientists at a research station on the outskirts of Ennis. With unknown funders and an improbable mission, the facility was shrouded in mystery even before its occupants turned up on the ice with their faces literally frozen in horror. But Navarro is hopeful that their bizarre fate will offer some clues in a homicide case that she and Danvers worked on years earlier—the unsolved murder of a Native woman named Annie Kowtok (Nivi Pedersen), who agitated against the mine that the town relies on for most of its jobs—when Annie’s severed tongue materializes, without explanation, in the scientists’ mess hall.

Here, the “True Detective” formula kicks in: Danvers and Navarro reunite as partners despite their mutual suspicion, and their rocky history eventually threatens their credibility on the new case. Conspiracies, hostile forces, and occult flourishes abound. The universe of the show is one in which the police—even the brilliant ones—are always failing. Danvers has long since reconciled herself to that reality: of the earlier cold case, she says, “This one was never gonna be solved. Ennis killed Annie.” She’s an outsider, unmoved by Navarro’s insistence that a white murder victim wouldn’t have been so readily forgotten. Nor is she particularly sensitive toward her stepdaughter, Leah (Isabella Star LaBlanc), whose newfound embrace of political activism—and of her Native heritage—she considers a needlessly risky attempt at teen-age rebellion. In Danvers’s view, there’s no ridding the world, or even her own squad, of shit-heels and malefactors; there’s only limiting the damage.

Whereas Pizzolatto’s iteration of the show had few female characters of substance, the new season delights in the complexities of its women protagonists. The chief’s no-nonsense veneer allows her to insult her subordinates, including her shiftless deputy Hank (John Hawkes), without it feeling all that personal. But she’s got a maternal side—one that she indulges with Hank’s son, Peter (Finn Bennett), a junior officer—as well as a penchant for affairs with married men that’s made her persona non grata among many women in town.

Foster has spent much of the past decade and a half behind the camera, as a director, but she’s lost none of the cerebral confidence that has underpinned her distinctive sex appeal. It’s no shock that she’s compulsively watchable. It is a pleasant surprise that her nearly unknown co-star is just as compelling, with a refreshingly naturalistic screen presence. Reis, a professional boxer turned actor with cheek piercings where her dimples might be, looks so solid from the neck down that her body is like one long, taut muscle, but her character has a habit of picking fights she’s unlikely to win. Navarro’s volatility masks deep-seated vulnerabilities. Her unstable mother died before sharing Navarro’s Inupiaq name with her, leaving her painfully disconnected from her culture. She lives in fear that her sister, Julia (Aka Niviâna), who’s already been institutionalized once, may slip through the cracks if she continues to resist treatment—and that Julia isn’t the only member of the family who inherited their mother’s hallucinations. Not everyone finds the apparitions the siblings struggle to shake off so unnatural. “Ennis is where the fabric of all things is coming apart at the seams,” Navarro’s friend Rose (Fiona Shaw) says; she routinely sees her deceased lover roaming the tundra. “This is Ennis, man,” another character says simply. “You see people who are gone sometimes. It’s a long fucking night. Even the dead get bored.”

In the prestige-TV era, the police procedural has grasped for cachet through social critique (“The Wire”) or cool vibes (“Fargo”). Some achieve both—“Top of the Lake” is an easy example—but, in less adept hands, the former can feel like homework and the latter a shallow exercise in style. (In the most recent season of “Fargo,” self-serious kitsch and punishing sincerity layered irritation on irritation.) Pizzolatto’s “True Detective,” which last aired five years ago, ran largely on vibes, too, and when sleaze and nihilism couldn’t sustain its overcomplicated plotting, the mysteries sagged.

López has accomplished the uncommon feat of resuscitating a franchise that didn’t deserve saving. She first broke out with “Tigers Are Not Afraid,” a 2017 film that blended human horrors and magical realism, and her season of “True Detective” pulls off the same balancing act. Although Danvers, like the show’s original protagonist (played by Matthew McConaughey), obsesses over “asking the right questions,” López isn’t always interested in furnishing answers, and the series mostly benefits from her willingness to dwell in ambiguity. Are Julia’s visions a by-product of schizophrenia, as her doctors suggest, or rooted in spiritual truth? The matter is never fully litigated. López’s dialogue is more pedestrian than her predecessor’s, but she has an instinct for imagery that’s both genuinely frightening and strangely inviting, amplifying the scripts’ thematic heft. “Night Country” plays with the gendered expectations behind certain TV-cop tropes: it’s Danvers, not Hank, who models self-destructive workaholism for Peter, downing vodka alone and poring over case files before pulling him away from his family on Christmas Eve. The season is similarly probing about the moral authority that can be reflexively assigned to women over men in our fantasies of female vengeance for male aggression. Through it all, meditations on the unknowability of the cosmos are offset by close observations of relationships—however contingent or dysfunctional they may be. By grounding her supernatural whodunnit in more intimate, interpersonal dramas, López transforms “True Detective” from a lot of mystical mumbling into a show with something to say. ♦

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When is 'Reacher' Season 2 finale? Release date, cast, how to watch last episode of season

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After seven episodes, the eighth and final episode for Season 2 of " Reacher " will be available on Prime Video this week.

In the first seven episodes , which have already been released and are able to stream on Prime Video, the show's hero and namesake, Jack Reacher, was tasked with solving a series of strange new murders. Unlike the first season, episodes have been rolling out over the span of several weeks rather than dropped all at once on the streaming platform.

The show is based on Lee Child's best-selling book series of the same name. Season 1 is based on the first "Reacher" novel, "Killing Floor," where Jack Reacher is framed for a small-town murder. Set two years later, Season 2 was based on "Bad Luck and Trouble," the 11th book in the series.

Alan Ritchson stars as Jack Reacher , a veteran military police investigator who becomes embroiled in a series of conspiracies and investigations.

Here's what to know about the season finale.

When does the 'Reacher' Season 2 finale episode come out?

Like the first season, Season 2 of "Reacher" is eight episodes long. The first three episode premiered Dec. 15, with subsequent episodes released one at a time the following weeks.

Episode 8, titled "Fly Boy," will be released as early as Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, according to Prime Video.

Where to watch the Season 2 finale for 'Reacher'

Both Seasons 1 and 2 of "Reacher" are available to stream on Prime Video . The show is an Amazon Original.

'Reacher' Season 2 finale virtual watch party

Prime Video is also offering fans the chance to join in on a virtual watch party experience for the finale. The event starts Friday at 8 p.m. ET and you can register online here .

'Reacher' Season 2 cast

Here's  a list of actors and their characters  in "Reacher" Season 2:

  • Alan Ritchson  as Jack Reacher
  • Maria Sten  as Frances Neagley
  • Serinda Swan  as Karla Dixon
  • Shaun Sipos  as David O'Donnell
  • Ferdinand Kingsley  as A.M.
  • Robert Patrick  and Shane Langston
  • Domenick Lombardozzi  as Gaitano "Guy" Russo

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Television Q&A: When will network shows start to air new seasons?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: What happened to the TV program “So Help Me Todd”?

A: First, the series will begin a new season on Feb. 15, the same night that “Young Sheldon” and “Ghosts” resume on CBS. That’s part of a CBS series premiere week kicking off after the Super Bowl on Feb. 11, including “NCIS” on Feb. 12 and the three “FBI” series on Feb. 13.

The late start for this and other shows is, as I have mentioned, the result of the Hollywood writers’ and actors’ strikes, which delayed production and release of movies and TV shows. Programs are beginning to return, although the returns will stretch out over several months.

For example, NBC has already started a new season of “Night Court,” its "Chicago" series all resume on Jan. 17 and the “Law & Order” bundle starts anew on Jan. 18. ABC begins a new run of “The Bachelor” on Jan. 22 but will not have a new season of “Abbott Elementary” until Feb. 7, “American Idol” on Feb. 18, and “Grey’s Anatomy” on March 14.

Just to add to your viewing confusion, “9-1-1,” which had been on Fox, begins its latest season on ABC on March 14 while its companion series, “9-1-1 Lone Star," is still on Fox but reportedly won’t have new episodes until fall 2024. (For now, you can find “Lone Star” lead Rob Lowe as host of the Fox game show “The Floor.”)

In sum, keep a close eye on your TV listings.

Q: The only series I have enjoyed enough to watch through twice is “Recipes for Love and Murder” on Acorn TV. Is there a possibility of another season?

A: Yes. Acorn announced that production of a second season of the mystery series will begin this year in South Africa.

Q: I read a while back about a new version of “True Detective” coming to HBO. Is it still coming?

A: Yes. The fourth season arrives on Jan. 14. Officially called “True Detective: Night Country,” it has this plot summary: “When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.”

Q: What is going on with “Dr. Phil”? There have been reruns but no new shows. Has the show been canceled? Is it on hiatus? I haven’t read anything about it.

A: “Dr. Phil” ceased airing new daytime telecasts in May 2023, although repeats continue to run. Its star, Phil McGraw, has since announced a new show, “Dr. Phil Primetime,” and network, Merit Street Media, the latter in partnership with Trinity Broadcasting. The network and McGraw’s new show will begin on Feb. 26.

Q: I just finished watching the first season of “My Life with the Walter Boys.” Is there a second season coming?

A: Netflix has indeed ordered a second season of the teen drama based on Ali Novak’s novel. The first season has been a global hit.

©2024 Tribune News Service. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Marcia Gay Harden stars in “So Help Me Todd."

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