FOX is extending the run of its first-year comedy “Ghosted” — and also changing gears a bit with the focus of the show.
The network has picked up six additional episodes of the show, which stars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as two guys recruited to work for a secret agency that investigates the paranormal. That brings its total for the season to 16; it initially received a smaller-than-usual 10-episode commitment.
The six new episodes will be overseen by Paul Lieberstein, the former showrunner of “The Office” (and co-star of Robinson’s on that show). Per Deadline, FOX was looking to shift the focus of “Ghosted” away from the cases Scott’s and Robinson’s characters are assigned and beef up the workplace-comedy element of the show.
Lieberstein will replace Kevin Etten, who was the showrunner on the first 10 episodes. Series creator Tom Gormican remains with the show.
“Ghosted” is averaging a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.83 million viewers for its initial airings. It rises to 1.7 and about 4.2 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing.
It’s one of three new series on FOX this fall. The network has already renewed “The Orville” for a second season and has yet to make a call on “The Gifted.”