BBC Comedy ‘Ghosts’ To End After Five Seasons
BBC Comedy: Ghosts is to end after the upcoming fifth season, bringing to a close one of the BBC’s most successful family comedies of the past generation.
The Monumental Television team behind the show announced on social media that “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.”
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“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, BBC1 and Monumental Television for their tireless support,” they added.
Following a young couple who buy an old mansion which they don’t realize is full of ghosts, each of whom has a story, Ghosts It has been a huge success, attracting 4M to 5M viewers per week. Mathew Baynton and Simon Farnaby are the show’s creators.
In the fifth and final season, Alison (Ritchie) and Mike (Smith-Bynoe) begin exploring other means of making ends meet and contemplate a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the Ghosts’ (after) lives.
The series has been remade on CBS as a U.S. comedy, with two seasons. It was the first show to end after. the BBC announced As it fights for hundreds of millions of dollars in savings, it will reduce 1,000 hours of programming per year.
Ghosts (6 x 30’) is a Monumental Television production in association with Them There for the BBC and was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy Commissioning. Pat Tookey Dickson is the producer. Simon Hynd is director. The creators (also creators of and stars of) are Simon Hynd and Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy Commissioning. YonderlAnd and BillThe original stars of Horrible Histories) serve as Executive Producers alongside Monumental’s Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen. Ghosts BBC Studios distributes the film, and Seb Barwell is the Commissioning Editor of the BBC.
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