CBS's Ghosts season 3: next episode, cast and everything we know about the comedy

The ghosts of Woodstone Mansion are back for another season.

Utkarsh Ambudkar and Rose McIver in Ghosts

CBS apparently loves being haunted by the hilarious spirits on Ghosts , as the network is bringing back the comedy for another season. Ghosts season 3 is a fixture of the CBS lineup alongside other comedies Young Sheldon season 7 , The Neighborhood season 6 and Bob Hearts Abishola season 5 on the network.

Ghosts , which is adapted from the BBC series of the same name, was one of the top four comedies on US TV during the 2022-2023 season, per CBS. Fans have certainly come to love the show's cast of characters, including Sam, Jay, Isaac, Alberta, Pete, Trevor, Flower, Hetty, Thorfinn and Sasappis. Though with a cliffhanger ending to Ghosts season 2 , many may be wondering what lies in store for season 3?

We'll have to wait until the series premieres to know for sure what happens next, but here is what we do know about Ghosts season 3 right now.

Ghosts season 3 next episode

After a long wait, Ghosts season 3 officially returned to CBS Thursday, February 15. Now CBS fans can expect the show most Thursdays for the rest of the 2024 TV season, with the next episode set to air on Thursday, February 22.

Ghosts once again shares the Thursday night spotlight on CBS with Young Sheldon season 7 , while the rest of the night features So Help Me Todd season 2 and eventually the new series Elsbeth .

To watch Ghosts , you need to have access to CBS. That can be through a traditional pay-TV provider, a TV antenna or a live TV streaming service with CBS, including Fubo , Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV . If you've cut the cord, you can also watch CBS shows on Paramount Plus , either live (if you opt for Paramount Plus with Showtime) or on-demand the next day (all Paramount Plus subscriptions); Paramount Plus also features all past seasons of the sitcom.

Ghosts season 3 plot

An overarching Ghosts season 3 plot is not available, but now that the Ghosts season 3 premiere has aired and we learned the answer to the season 2 cliffhanger we have an idea of some of the major storylines.

In the final moments of season 2, Sam and Jay notice a light from the house that means that one of the ghosts has been "sucked off," or has moved on into the next life. The question of who was "sucked off" was answered pretty quickly in the opening moments of season 3, revealing it was Flower (Sheila Carrasco).

Flower's exit is likely going to have major implications on the rest of the main group, including the other ghosts wondering why they haven't yet moved on to the next phase of the afterlife and Thor missing Flower after starting a relationship with her last season.

Also, expect Sam and Jay to get up to their own hijinks as they continue to run the Woodstone Mansion as a B&B.

Ghosts season 3 cast

Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar returning as Sam and Jay, the living married couple that run the Woodstone Mansion B&B, with Sam being the one who can see the ghosts that live there.

As for the ghosts, they are played by Brandon Scott Jones (Isaac), Richie Moriarty (Pete), Danielle Pinnock (Alberta), Asher Grodman (Trevor), Rebecca Wisocky (Hetty), Roman Zaragoza (Sasappis), Devan Chandler Long (Thorfinn) and John Hartman (Nigel).

Sheila Carrasco's Flower was one of the main ghosts for the first two seasons, but after her character was "sucked off" she is no longer a series regular. Though the creatives haven't shut the door on her returning in some capacity down the road. 

One of the first images for Ghosts season 3, which you can see below, also reveal that Tristan D. Lalla, who plays Mark, is also going to returning for some episodes of the new season.

Ghosts season 3 trailer

Watch the Ghosts season 3 promo right here:

Ghosts also got a special teaser during Super Bowl LVIII, which aired on CBS. Watch it here:

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Horror cartoons have glorious, gory freedom. Not only does the audience watching often get lulled into thinking it'll only be comedy-horror, but when it is time to break out the big scares a show can go wild with the monster design and creepy effects. The best animated horror series ever shown on TV prove that easily, even the ones that are funny more than they are scary. If you’ve been looking for animated horror that will keep you creeped out while enjoying the visuals of a cartoon, this list of the top animated horror series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue... if you dare.

Horror as a genre ranges from comedy-horror with its monsters, gross-outs, and laughs to the super scare that keeps you up at night and it's no different for scary animated stories. Love, Death & Robots keeps up the scares in all styles through its anthology format , as does the older Liquid Television . Cartoons like Courage the Cowardly Dog and The Real Ghostbusters offer as many laughs as they do screams. Netflix's animated horror series such as Devilman: Crybaby and Castlevania are also great entries into the world of horror animation.

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Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage the Cowardly Dog stands out as an iconic animated horror series that beautifully combines dread, suspense, and humor in a vibrant and eerie world. The show centers around a pink and nervous canine named Courage, who must face various terrifying scenarios and monsters in order to protect his elderly human companions. The series' unique aesthetic showcases unsettling and grotesque imagery, which is skillfully balanced with an array of whimsical characters and dark comedy that truly exemplifies the potential of animated horror. Courage the Cowardly Do g pushes the boundaries of horror in animation, providing both thrilling and heartfelt moments throughout its run.

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated revitalizes the classic franchise by incorporating darker themes and a more complex overarching narrative, raising the stakes for the gang's investigations. This version of the beloved Scooby-Doo series is imbued with a sense of horror and danger that expands beyond the "monster of the week" formula, allowing for more intense and sinister storylines. The show utilizes its horror roots to establish a moody and atmospheric setting, complemented by rich characterizations and intricate plot twists. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated masterfully redefines the franchise as a genuinely suspenseful and gripping animated horror show.

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Castlevania

Castlevania

Castlevania is a visually stunning and atmospheric series that plunges viewers into the depths of darkness as it explores the battle between humans and supernatural beings. This Netflix adaptation of the popular video game series is rich in Gothic horror, providing a mature and gripping portrayal of a world plagued by vampires, demons, and corruption. The animation itself is mesmerizing, featuring intricate artwork and fluid fight sequences that heighten the sense of dread and intensity. Castlevania elevates the genre of animated horror, demonstrating the power of dark and immersive storytelling paired with breathtaking visuals.

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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy takes a morbidly humorous approach to animated horror, effectively combining supernatural mischief with a wickedly delightful sense of humor. The series follows two children, the dim-witted Billy and the devious Mandy, as they manipulate the Grim Reaper into becoming their best friend and partaking in their bizarre escapades. The show's horror elements are interwoven with witty writing and eccentric characters, creating a truly distinctive viewing experience. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy perfectly encapsulates how dark humor and bizarre, chilling scenarios can create a captivating world of horror and entertainment.

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Todd McFarlane's Spawn

Todd McFarlane's Spawn

Todd McFarlane's Spawn brings to life the somber and gruesome tale of its titular anti-hero, providing a dark and unrelenting exploration of morality, tragedy, and the supernatural. The series' suspenseful narrative is paired with a striking and often nightmarish animation style, immersing viewers in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Spawn's complex character is a masterful representation of how animated horror can delve deep into gritty storytelling while incorporating terrifying visuals. The show skillfully demonstrates the power of horror in animation, revealing that even in the darkest depths of despair, there can still be room for redemption.

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice ingeniously transforms Tim Burton's eclectic and twisted vision into a lively animated horror series filled with uncanny creatures and bizarre adventures. The show follows the misadventures of Lydia Deetz, a goth girl with a connection to the titular ghostly trickster, as they navigate the eerie and unpredictable world of the Neitherworld. The animation style is heavily influenced by Burton's signature gothic artistry, establishing a delightfully macabre atmosphere that is equal parts humorous and horrifying. Beetlejuice is a shining example of how the quirky aspects of horror can be brilliantly adapted into animation, creating a unique and captivating experience for viewers.

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Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Tales from the Cryptkeeper is a spine-chilling animated series that expertly adapts the gruesome tales of the classic comic book series and HBO show for a younger audience. The animated adaptation retains the macabre atmosphere and twisted morality of its source material, weaving sinister parables that are both frightening and thought-provoking. The show's distinctive art style, featuring grotesque monsters and creepy backdrops, perfectly complements its dark and cautionary storylines. Tales from the Cryptkeeper showcases how horror in animation can be accessible without sacrificing its sinister appeal, leaving lasting impressions on viewers of all ages.

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The Real Ghostbusters

The Real Ghostbusters

The Real Ghostbusters is a memorable animated horror series that successfully captures the spirit of the iconic 1984 film while expanding upon its supernatural universe. The show keeps the charm of the original characters intact as they continue to battle against a wide array of eerie and imaginative phantoms. With its creative animation style, The Real Ghostbusters introduces uniquely terrifying monsters, adding an extra level of spookiness to the classic franchise. This series exemplifies how an animated horror adaptation can build upon its source material, creating fresh scares and reinforcing the impact of an already beloved property.

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Constantine: City of Demons

Constantine: City of Demons

Constantine: City of Demons dives into the harrowing world of demonology and occultism with the dark, brooding charm of its eponymous exorcist, John Constantine. This animated horror series masterfully combines bleak psychological terror with supernatural threats, weaving a complex narrative filled with morally ambiguous characters and chilling visuals. The show's moody animation style elevates the horror elements by effectively portraying gruesome demonic encounters and the haunting atmosphere that pervades Constantine's world. City of Demons skillfully demonstrates the potential for mature, deeply unsettling storytelling within animated horror, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in the medium.

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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is a delightfully macabre animated series that turns the classic monster trope on its head by focusing on the peculiar lives of the creatures themselves. The show's quirky animation style boasts uniquely grotesque character designs and settings, creating an eerie atmosphere that perfectly complements the monsters' misadventures. Through sharp writing and imaginative storytelling, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters utilizes horror in a playful manner, showcasing how humor and frights can coexist in the world of animation. This peculiar series remains an enduring testament to the versatility of animated horror, proving that even the most chilling characters can have a heart.

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is a groundbreaking animated horror series that plunges viewers into a devastating world overrun by humanoid monsters known as Titans. The show's intense and visceral action is matched by its bleak thematic elements, exploring humanity's fear of the unknown and the brutal consequences of their desperation to survive. Attack on Titan's distinctive animation style brilliantly captures the terror and destruction caused by the Titans, heightening the show's sense of dread and urgency. This innovative series exemplifies how horror can be used in animation to create a gripping, powerful narrative that resonates with audiences of all ages.

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Love, Death & Robots

Love, Death & Robots

Love, Death & Robots is an innovative anthology series that explores the visceral depths of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy through a collection of visually stunning and thematically diverse animated shorts. Each episode offers a unique perspective on dark and twisted subject matter, showcasing a wide array of animation styles that perfectly capture the essence of their respective genres. Love, Death & Robots pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with horror in animation, displaying an unparalleled level of creativity, craftsmanship, and narrative complexity. This groundbreaking series serves as a testament to the limitless possibilities of animated horror and the boundless imagination of its creators.

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Martin Mystery

Martin Mystery

Martin Mystery is a thrilling animated series that combines supernatural and horror elements with high-stakes mystery-solving, as its titular character and his friends embark on dangerous adventures to investigate strange phenomena. The show's diverse cast of monsters and paranormal entities showcases a wide range of unsettling creatures and eerie scenarios, effortlessly marrying horror with action and humor. Martin Mystery's distinctive animation style is both vibrant and spooky, effectively capturing the suspenseful atmosphere and intensity of each episode. This engaging series demonstrates the tremendous compatibility of horror themes with traditional adventure narratives in animation, providing a chilling yet entertaining experience for audiences.

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Parasyte: The Maxim

Parasyte: The Maxim

Parasyte: The Maxim is a compelling and unsettling anime series that delves into the horrifying consequences of a world invaded by parasitic alien creatures. These creatures possess the ability to take over human bodies, leading to a chilling battle for survival as the protagonist forms an uneasy alliance with his own parasite. The show's grotesque animation style perfectly captures the violent transformations and eerie encounters that permeate its storyline. Parasyte: The Maxim showcases the potential for horror in animation to explore deeper themes of coexistence and humanity while still delivering plenty of nail-biting terror.

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul exemplifies the marriage of psychological horror and supernatural elements in animation, telling the harrowing tale of a young man who becomes a ghoul, a flesh-eating creature, after a life-changing encounter. The show explores the blurred lines between humanity and monstrosity, delving into the depths of survival, morality, and identity. Tokyo Ghoul's haunting animation style features harrowing visual imagery and gruesome depictions that only amplify the horror emanating from its storyline. This series stands as a prime example of how anime can blend horror with thought-provoking themes, resulting in a gripping and unforgettable viewing experience.

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Extreme Ghostbusters

Extreme Ghostbusters

Extreme Ghostbusters is a thrilling animated horror series that revitalizes the Ghostbusters franchise by introducing a new team of diverse and skilled paranormal investigators. The show balances humor and frights as the new team faces a wide array of chilling apparitions and supernatural threats. Extreme Ghostbusters' updated animation style provides both a fresh perspective and a nostalgic homage to its predecessor, effectively capturing the terror and excitement of each ghostly encounter. This animated spin-off demonstrates how horror can be seamlessly integrated into a beloved franchise while still maintaining its own unique identity.

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Castlevania: Nocturne

Castlevania: Nocturne

Castlevania: Nocturne is a riveting animated horror series that continues to delve into the dark and twisted world of the Castlevania universe, expanding upon the rich mythology and vibrant cast of characters. The show maintains the gothic aesthetic and atmospheric storytelling of its predecessor while introducing new supernatural threats and tangled storylines. Castlevania: Nocturne's intricate animation style captures the series' signature sense of dread and intensity, showcasing how stunning visuals can amplify the impact of horror in animation. This gripping follow-up demonstrates the staying power of animated horror, proving that even established franchises can continue to captivate and terrify audiences with fresh and innovative content.

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Count Duckula

Count Duckula

Count Duckula stands out as a tongue-in-cheek animated horror series that cleverly subverts the classic vampire trope by presenting its titular bloodsucker as a quirky, vegetarian duck. The show is a delightful blend of humor and mild horror, boasting a colorful cast of bizarre characters and supernatural scenarios. Count Duckula's unique animation style lends itself perfectly to the playful atmosphere and light-hearted frights that permeate each episode. This eccentric series showcases the potential for animated horror to entertain audiences with unconventional, whimsical takes on familiar horror themes.

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Fright Krewe

Fright Krewe

Fright Krewe is a thrilling animated horror series set in New Orleans, blending the rich folklore and supernatural elements of the city with a fast-paced, humorous narrative. The show follows a group of misfit paranormal investigators as they uncover hidden secrets and battle supernatural threats that lurk within the city's shadows. Fright Krewe's vibrant animation style and memorable characters perfectly capture the unique charm and mystery of New Orleans while playing up the horror aspects of its storylines. This lively series showcases how animated horror can be simultaneously entertaining and chilling, providing a fresh take on traditional horror settings and themes.

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Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective

Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective

Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective is a gripping animated horror series that follows the enigmatic exploits of Shido, a vampire detective who hunts down supernatural criminals and battles demonic forces. The show delves into the complexities of Shido's character as he grapples with his own monstrous nature, exploring themes of redemption, temptation, and the clash between good and evil. Nightwalker's moody animation style and haunting visuals create an immersive atmosphere that highlights the series' chilling storylines and intense action sequences. This captivating series expertly demonstrates the potential for horror and noir elements to merge seamlessly in the realm of animation, crafting a powerful and engaging viewing experience.

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Mononoke

Mononoke is an atmospheric and visually striking anime series that explores the enigmatic world of Japanese folklore, focusing on a mysterious medicine seller who exorcises malignant spirits known as Mononoke. The show's unique and surreal art style is reminiscent of traditional Japanese paintings, seamlessly incorporating unsettling imagery and supernatural elements into each story arc. Mononoke effectively utilizes horror in animation to delve deep into the human psyche, unearthing dark emotions and hidden fears that plague both the characters and the audience. This haunting series serves as a prime example of how horror can be artfully woven into the fabric of animation, providing a mesmerizing and chilling viewing experience.

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Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman Crybaby is a bold and provocative anime series that embraces the dark and disturbing elements of its source material, pushing the boundaries of animated horror with unrelenting graphic content and visceral storytelling. The show follows the tragic journey of its lead character, who merges with a demon in order to protect humanity from an impending apocalypse. Devilman Crybaby's distinct, fluid animation style allows for the seamless blending of gruesome demonic imagery and psychological terror, illustrating how horror can be fully realized within the realm of animation. This anime series bravely challenges conventions and proves that animated horror can be a powerful medium for mature and complex storytelling.

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a pulse-pounding animated horror series that thrusts viewers into a post-apocalyptic world besieged by voracious zombie-like creatures known as Kabane. The show combines elements of steampunk, survival horror, and gripping drama to explore themes of hope, despair, and the struggle for survival amidst insurmountable odds. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress's striking animation style masterfully conveys the terror and devastation caused by the Kabane, heightening the series' sense of danger and urgency. This intense series serves as a testament to the effectiveness of horror in animation, providing an enthralling and adrenaline-fueled experience that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

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Dead End: Paranormal Park

Dead End: Paranormal Park

Dead End: Paranormal Park is a thrilling animated horror series that follows a group of thrill-seekers as they embark on a harrowing journey through an abandoned amusement park plagued by supernatural occurrences. The show effectively combines the excitement and suspense of a roller coaster ride with the chilling atmosphere and unsettling imagery of haunted attractions, delivering a unique and hair-raising experience for viewers. Dead End: Paranormal Park's eerie animation style further enhances the series' sense of dread and unease, transporting audiences into a nightmarish realm where terror lurks around every corner. This pulse-pounding series showcases the potential for horror in animation to create immersive and frightening environments that leave a lasting impression on viewers.

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Archie's Weird Mysteries

Archie's Weird Mysteries

Archie's Weird Mysteries is a charming animated horror series that brings the beloved comic book characters of Riverdale to life in an uncharacteristically spooky setting. The show cleverly incorporates supernatural and paranormal elements into the otherwise wholesome world of Archie and his friends, as they solve a series of eerie mysteries in their hometown. With its familiar yet vibrant animation style, Archie's Weird Mysteries showcases how horror themes can be successfully integrated into established franchises, providing a fresh and entertaining spin on classic characters. This captivating series proves that even the most unexpected settings can serve as a compelling canvas for animated horror.

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Blade

Blade is a thrilling animated horror series that focuses on the eponymous half-vampire, half-human superhero as he battles supernatural threats and seeks redemption for his blood-soaked past. The show incorporates the Gothic and violent aspects of Blade's comic book origins, showcasing a rich and atmospheric world rife with chilling adversaries and dark secrets. The series’ sleek animation style captures the intense action and intricate fight sequences effortlessly, blending horror with adrenaline-pumping excitement. Blade demonstrates the potential for animated horror to create multidimensional protagonists and explore complex moral dilemmas while still delivering plenty of spine-chilling terror.

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Ugly Americans

Ugly Americans

Ugly Americans is a darkly humorous animated horror series set in an alternate reality New York City, where humans coexist with a diverse cast of supernatural beings such as zombies, demons, and werewolves. The show explores the trials and tribulations of Mark Lilly, a social worker tasked with helping these creatures adjust to life among humans, cleverly weaving horror elements into socially relevant storylines. The distinctive animation style of Ugly Americans effectively blends the grotesque and bizarre with the familiar and mundane, creating a uniquely unsettling atmosphere. This innovative series demonstrates the versatility of animated horror, proving that it can be both thought-provoking and entertaining when used creatively.

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Dark Gathering

Dark Gathering

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Supernatural: The Animation

Supernatural: The Animation

Supernatural The Animation is an enthralling animated adaptation of the popular live-action horror series, capturing the essence of the original while offering a unique perspective on its beloved characters and stories. The show follows the harrowing adventures of the Winchester brothers as they hunt down malevolent supernatural entities, featuring familiar faces and newly introduced villains. The animation style lends itself well to the series' atmospheric settings and chilling imagery, providing a fresh take on an established horror franchise. Supernatural The Animation showcases the potential for successful translation from live-action to animation, maintaining the spirit and impact of its source material while pushing the boundaries of animated horror.

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Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids is a delightfully macabre animated horror series that skillfully blends dark humor and cautionary tales to create memorable and unsettling stories that both entertain and frighten. The show features an eclectic mix of spooky characters, eerie settings, and twisted morality tales, expertly using elements of horror to deliver lessons about the consequences of bad behavior. The distinctive, somewhat crude animation style of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids enhances the series' unsettling atmosphere and amplifies the impact of each creepy tale. This unique series highlights the versatility of animated horror, demonstrating its potential to captivate and educate viewers of all ages.

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The 10 Best Cartoon Ghost Characters of All-Time

When most people think of ghosts, something scary is probably the first thing that comes to mind. After all, ghosts are often depicted as being angry and vengeful. However, in the cartoon world, ghosts are often given a bit of a comedic twist.

Over the years, guests have become popular characters in lots of animated shows and movies. Whether they have starring roles or are simply making guest appearances, many of these ghosts have left lasting impressions on viewers. If you were a cartoon fan at any point in your life, you’ll probably remember a few of these animated ghosts. Continue reading for our list of the ten best cartoon ghost characters of all time.

10. Ghost Monsters (Pac-Man)

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When most people think of Pac-Man , the popular video game franchise comes to mind. What many people don’t realize, however, is that Pac-Man also had an animated TV series during the early 1980s. In the show, Pac-Man’s longstanding rivals, Blinky, Inky, Pinky, Clyde, and Sue, were part of the cast. Despite a fairly simple design, these ghosts earned a place in pop culture. While most ghosts are intended to be scary, the Ghost Monsters in Pac-Man were actually designed to be the opposite. According to an article from Business Insider , the ghosts were intentionally designed to be cute as a way to entice women and younger people to play video games.

9. The Flying Dutchman (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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Spongebob from SpongeBob SquarePants is easily one of the most iconic cartoon characters in recent history. Some would even argue that he’s one of the most popular of all time. In addition to Spongebob and the rest of the main cast, the series has introduced several other memorable characters over the years, including a ghost named The Flying Dutchman. Throughout the series, The Flying Dutchman has made several appearances. Once an infamous pirate, The Flying Dutchman is now a green ghost who haunts Bikini Bottom.

Many fans may not be aware of the fact that The Flying Dutchman is actually inspired by a real-life ghost story. As the legend says, The Flying Dutchman “was a sea captain who once found himself struggling to round the Cape of Good Hope during a ferocious storm. He swore that he would succeed even if he had to sail until Judgment Day. The Devil heard his oath and took him up on it; the Dutchman was condemned to stay at sea forever.”

8. Slimer (Ghostbusters)

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When Ghostbusters premiered in the 1980s, it became a pop culture phenomenon in no time. While the Ghostbusters were the stars of the movies, there was one ghost who also got lots of attention for being the first ghost the Ghostbusters were able to capture. Originally, this ghost didn’t have a name, but in the 1986 animated series,  The Real Ghostbusters , the already-famous green ghost was given the name Slimer. Known for his slimy green appearance, Slimer has become a very important part of the franchise.

7. The Ghost Clown (Scooby-Doo)

The Ghost Clown (Scooby-Doo)

Over the years, Scooby-Doo and his human friends were responsible for investigating countless mysteries. As you can probably guess, quite a few of those mysteries involved ghosts. While the Scooby-Doo franchise introduced several ghosts during its run, the Ghost Clown is easily one of the most memorable. A description of the Ghost Clown on Fandom states that he “was secretly portrayed by Harry the Hypnotist. He dressed up as the Ghost Clown, He was seeking revenge against the circus because he was sent to prison after he was caught stealing at the circus. In his revenge, he dressed up as a clown and hid in the shadows to terrorize the circus by sabotaging equipment.” This character has become so well known that he is a popular Halloween costume option.

6. Jiminy Cricket (The Ghost of Christmas Past)

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The story of A Christmas Carol was originally published in 1843. Over the years, it has taken on several forms, including several animated versions. One of the most popular was 1983’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol . The animated film incorporated several characters from the Disney universe, including Jiminy Cricket, who was originally introduced in Pinocchio . In Mickey’s Christmas Carol , Jiminy Cricket portrays the Ghost of Christmas Past. In this role, Jiminy Cricket is responsible for getting Scrooge McDuck to take a look at his past and remind him of some of the happier times in his life. Unlike some other portrayals of the character, Jiminy Cricket is humorous and fun.

5. Boo (Mario Bros)

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If you’re a video game fan, then you’re probably pretty familiar with Boo. Boo was originally introduced in the 1988 video game Super Mario Bros. 3, and they have been an important part of the Mario franchise ever since. Although some would describe its appearance as cute, Boo is definitely not a friendly ghost. As one of Mario’s main enemies, Boo is known for being sneaky. Since Boo is technically already dead, they are often difficult to kill. Despite Boo’s popularity, the character never appeared in either of the Mario animated series.

4. Danny Fenton (Danny Phantom)

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During its time on the air, Danny Phantom was one of the most popular cartoons. Although the prerequisite for being a ghost is usually death, Danny Fenton was somewhere in between. He became a ghost after a mishap with a portal designed to transport people between Earth and the “Ghost Zone”.  As a result, most of the people in his life didn’t even know that he was a part ghost. Danny then makes it his mission to use his supernatural powers to protect his hometown from subsequent ghost attacks.

Even though the show only ran for three seasons, Danny Phantom spawned two video games, toys, and merchandise. On top of that, it has gotten lots of critical acclaim. A review of the show from CBR stated, “Danny Phantom might have a few elements that firmly place it in the 2000s, but the storytelling and design still feel fresh and fun in the modern day. The show was full of action and humor, and the characters felt real and layered.”

3. Emily (The Corpse Bride)

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Emily from The Corpse Bride is one of the most iconic cartoon ghost characters of all time. She is kind and charismatic and likes to dance and play piano. Sadly, she has a tragic back story that led her to die at such a young age. After her original fiancé killed her, he left her body in the forest, where she began to blend in with the trees around her. That’s how she ends up meeting Victor and falls in love with him very much. The actress who voices Emily in The Corps Bride animated movie is Helena Bonham Carter. Here’s what she said about Emily, “I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short. I would’ve liked to have had her around for way longer. She doesn’t actually have that many scenes.”

2. Beetlejuice

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Many people may agree that the name Beetlejuice sounds a little ridiculous, but it was actually inspired by the star Betelgeuse which is the 10th brightest one in the sky. When Beetlejuice hit the big screen in 1988, it was the perfect mixture of comedy and horror. Initially, however, the story was intended to be much darker. The plan was for him to be a demon who disguises himself as a human.

The original script was ultimately scrapped in favor of something a little more family-friendly. At first, Beetlejuice was a live-action character portrayed by Michael Keaton . However, the following year, Beetlejuice became the star of his own animated series, which aired on ABC from 1989 to 1991. The animated version followed the same outline as the film. In the show, Beetlejuice continued to be a prankster, and his friendship with Lydia was at the center. She could summon him by simply repeating his name three times.

1. Casper (Casper the Friendly Ghost)

The 10 Best Cartoon Ghost Characters of All-Time

If there’s one ghost you know you never need to be scared of, it’s Casper the Friendly Ghost . Casper is arguably the most famous cartoon ghost of all time. He also might just be the oldest on this list. Known for being completely harmless, Casper was introduced in a children’s book in 1939. Within no time, he was on his way to becoming one of the biggest cartoon characters of the era. In 1949, he also became the star of his own comic book.

Since his introduction, Casper has made more than 50 on-screen appearances, and he has starred in several video games. Additionally, he has also four of his own TV shows. In the 1995 film Casper, it was revealed that Casper became a ghost after dying from pneumonia when he was just 12 years old. However, this theory was never a part of his original storyline, and it doesn’t appear that the cause of his death was ever explained by his creators.Pac-Man

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‘Ghosts' Season 3: Cast, Crew, and Everything We Know So Far

The Arondekars will be missing someone dearly in the next season!

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Ever since its debut in October 2021, Ghosts has been a surprise hit with CBS viewers. Adapted from a British comedy of the same name, the show recently completed two seasons and has been renewed for a third . The sitcom quickly rose to prominence over its first two seasons, becoming one of CBS's most-watched new comedies on the network and averaging 7.76 million people each episode. The show's second season has seen an increase in viewers, with an average of more than 9 million viewers each week on linear TV and more than 11 million across all platforms, according to CBS. We can probably expect Ghosts to go on as long as its wildly popular British counterpart if those figures hold steady. The upcoming third season is expected to bring in a new dose of mystery to the Arondekar household after the cliffhanger ending of Season 2 . The show’s lead couple Sam (played by Rose McIver ) and Jay (played by Utkarsh Ambudkar ) manage to hold on to the Woodstone, however, they might have lost someone from their newly formed ghost family. It is not revealed to the viewers who it is and that information will likely play a big part in the storyline of Season 3.

So while we wait for the Arondekars to return and join the couple and their friendly-neighborhood apparitions to take us on another ghostly adventure, here’s everything you need to know about the cast, plot, and everything else that has been revealed so far about Ghosts Season 3.

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'Ghosts' Season 2 Review: The Spooky Comedy Makes a Wholesome Return

A number of TV shows and films have been affected by the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes , which have caused delays and cancelations of their release dates. Ghosts Season 3 has also been affected by the sudden pause, and hence there is no release date yet. The third season of Ghosts was originally scheduled to air on Thursdays at 8:30 pm ET/PT in the Fall 2023 schedule, but the network has since revised their plans .

As a CBS show, Ghosts airs on the network and streams on Paramount+ , which is also where you can catch up on previous episodes of the show. Here's the link to the landing page for Ghosts on the service:

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Unfortunately, no. Ghosts Season 2 finished its run quite recently in May 2023, and it was renewed for a third season even before its airing in January. Since then there has been no new update about Ghosts Season 3. There has also been no filming done on Season 3 yet due to the strikes, and it might be some time before we can get any kind of information or footage from the upcoming installment of the show. In the meantime, you can watch a clip from Season 2 in the player above to stay in the mood.

Based on the original British television comedy Ghosts , which was created by Mathew Baynton , Simon Farnaby , Martha Howe-Douglas , Jim Howick , Laurence Rickard , and Ben Willbond for BBC, the American version with the same name was developed by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman for CBS Studios. Along with Port and Wiseman and the original creators, Martha Howe-Douglas , Alison Carpenter , Debra Hayward , Alison Owen , and Angie Stephenson serve as executive producers. Jeff Cardoni will return to compose the rib-tickling melodies of the haunting comedy series. Ghosts Season 3 is being developed by Joe vs Joe and CBS Studios, in collaboration with Monumental Television, Them There, Lionsgate Television, and BBC Studios America.

Ghosts star Rose McIver is shocked over who just departed on the Season 2 finale

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

Ghosts Season 3 is expected to pick up exactly where Season 2 left off. The ghosts find themselves in a mess when they take it into their own hands to find the person who killed Alberta about a hundred years ago. Everyone is shocked to find out that it was none other than Hetty’s son, who killed Alberta to be with her boyfriend. However, things get even worse when Hetty admits to knowing the truth all along, and it sours her relationship with Alberta. The two do manage to reconcile after a heated debate and a subsequent punishment, but soon a new problem shakes Woodstone.

A new heir, previously unknown to the Arondekars arrives on site and claims that the property belongs to her. She is backed by a piece of fake DNA evidence provided by Dan ( P.J. Byrne ), the deceitful lawyer who represents the Woodstone family estate. However, Sam and Jay manage to wrest control of the Woodstone from his greedy hands after figuring out the self-proclaimed heir’s true identity and seeing through Dan’s lies. As the couple breathes a sigh of relief after saving their precious B&B, they see a glowing light going out of their home up into the sky. It is an indication that one of the ghosts passed onto the other side, i.e., reconciled with their guilt and was able to move on to the afterlife. However, it is not revealed who it is (Jay wishfully hopes that it is Trevor) and the finale ends right there. The identity of who passed on and what happened to them will be a major part of the plot of Ghosts Season 3.

Except for one actor whose identity we do not know yet, most of the original cast from Ghosts Season 2 will return. The charming pair Samantha and Jay Arondekar, played by Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar, return as the show's stars. Samantha is a freelance writer who experienced a near-death experience and has since acquired the power to see ghosts. Chef Jay, who is unemployed, makes every effort to support his wife. Trevor Lefkowitz ( Asher Grodman ), Pete Martino ( Richie Moriarty ), Susan Montero ( Sheila Carrasco ), Alberta Haynes ( Danielle Pinnock ), Captain Isaac Higgintoot ( Brandon Scott Jones ), Hetty Woodstone ( Rebecca Wisocky ), Sasappis ( Román Zaragoza ), and Thorfinn ( Devan Chandler Long ) are among the ghosts Samantha can see at their new home. Similar to Season 2, Ghosts Season 3 will also have a number of guest actors who will be revealed later on so stay tuned for those updates!

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Cartoon Icon Space Ghost Returns as a Serious Hero in New Dynamite Series

  • Space Ghost #1 by Dynamite Comics revives an iconic superhero, bringing fans exciting new adventures in outer space.
  • The comic introduces Space Ghost as a cosmic vigilante, ready to bring justice to those who prey upon the defenseless.
  • With successful revival of Thundercats, Dynamite Comics is giving classic heroes like Space Ghost a fresh chance at life.

Thanks to Dynamite Comics , a beloved and unexpected superhero is going to live again in Space Ghost #1 . Despite his legacy on the small screen, the character has been out of the spotlight for years. Thankfully, fans will get the chance to see Space Ghost in action sooner than they think.

Dynamite Comics has revealed that following its successful revival of the Thundercats , the publisher would be bringing back the 1960s space-faring hero Space Ghost. This May, Dynamite Comics will release Space Ghost #1 by David Prepose and Jonathan Lau for an exciting new series.

Details on Prepose and Lau's new series were kept to a minimum, but it hinted at the epic adventures in store for Space Ghost. Dynamite Comics also revealed several unlettered pages, showcasing returning characters such as the space pirate Tansut, Space Ghost's sidekicks Jan and Jace, as well as Space Ghost himself.

Space Ghost Returns in an Epic Sci-Fi Series

Space Ghost was originally a cartoon that was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and premiered in 1966. Space Ghost , created by cartooning icon Alex Toth, followed the titular hero's adventures in outer space. He was joined by his sidekicks Jan, Jace, and their pet monkey, Blip. The animated series lasted for about a year before ending. However, the hero received a second life in the re-imagined sequel series Space Ghost: Coast to Coast . Instead of being a straightforward superhero, Space Ghost was reinterpreted as a talk show host who worked with several of his former villains.

This isn't the first time that Space Ghost came back in comic book form in recent years. In 2005, DC Comics published a miniseries that retold Space Ghost's origins. Over a decade later, DC Comics launched its Hanna-Barbera Beyond initiative and published Future Quest , a team-up book featuring several iconic cartoon characters, including Space Ghost. But last year, Dynamite struck a deal with Warner Brother Discovery to publish comics based on cartoons such as The Powerpuff Girls , The Flintstones , and the aforementioned Thundercats . With the groundbreaking success of Thundercats, it's safe to say Space Ghost is in very good hands .

Space Ghost Offers a New Chance at Life for a Classic Hero

Space Ghost might not be the most notable hero, but he's got an impressive and unique history. Dynamite Comics is revitalizing cartoon properties that have stagnated a bit and it's already been a successful venture. Thundercats has already become one of 2024's hottest-selling comics and if the same love and care is put into Space Ghost, there's no reason to think why this comic won't see comparable success. Space Ghost's days as an irreverent talk show host may be behind him, but Dynamite Comics' new series is giving him another chance to live the life of a superhero.

Space Ghost #1 is available in May 2024 from Dynamite Comics.

Cartoon Icon Space Ghost Returns as a Serious Hero in New Dynamite Series

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When Saturday mornings became slimed by the Ghostbusters, it set a new standard for cartoons and began a legacy that continues into the modern era.

Ghostbusters as a series had a long, sparse but fascinating legacy in animation, full of old cartoon staples, unaired potential, and upcoming projects. Since 1986 and the airing of The Real Ghostbusters , there were triumphs, failures, and bizarre moments that helped to shape the franchise and Saturday mornings. There’s a reason any animated series featuring New York’s resident proton-slinging protectors comes with high expectations and fears that have nothing to do with ghosts, monsters, or world-ending deities.

Since the conception of the Ghostbusters movie, television has always been a part of the franchise. In 1975 Filmation’s The Ghost Busters aired starring Larry Storch of Married...with Children and F Troop fame. A live-action series that had nothing to do with the 1984 movie, it almost robbed Ghostbusters of its iconic name and theme song . Having toyed with and rejected titles like “ Ghost Breakers ,” Columbia Pictures paid Filmation for the rights to their series’ name under the condition both could use it for TV programs. Upon the success of 1984’s Ghostbusters , both Filmation and Columbia began work on an animated series to capitalize on the quirky horror-comedy. In Columbia’s case, it’d be the next step for a pop culture sensation.

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Ghostbusters television serials have had their ups, downs, and impact on the franchise. Starting with The Real Ghostbusters , the multiple animated series based on the original movie helped expand the lore and create some of its most iconic characters. Having once topped Saturday morning charts, the fact that a new Ghostbusters series hasn’t aired since 1997 makes for a strange mystery, and the announcement of another one an exciting prospect. Considering the history of Ghostbusters shows, their inconsistent quality, and a lack of a new cartoon since Extreme Ghostbusters , the franchise is ready for a new, modern take. However, setting such high standards at their best makes for an optimistic future and proves what can be done with the Ghostbusters mythos when there’s talent, love, and creativity behind the series.

The Real Ghostbusters

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Entitled The Real Ghostbusters  as a jab at Filmation’s unrelated Ghostbusters cartoon airing simultaneously, the show ran for 140 episodes over the course of 7 seasons. Taking place shortly after the events of the 1984 movie,  The Real Ghostbusters followed the team as they attempted to rebuild their business and confront the supernatural, this time accompanied by the new mascot, Slimer, seen in the original film. Rivaling the original movies as the best take on the franchise's characters and lore, it also had its share of dramatic challenges.

With writers like the famed J. Michael Straczynski behind the scenes and talent like Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer, and Frank Welker in the recording booth, The Real Ghostbusters show rose to the top of Saturday morning ratings. With clever jokes, a colorful cast, and stories as fun as they were terrifying at times, it almost instantly became one of DiC’s animated crown jewels. However, when ABC became more involved and demanded questionable changes to the show, the ratings dropped. Citing odd choices like changing Janine’s glasses because “ sharp objects scare children ,” the forced inclusion of Slimer as the star, and a general attempt to make the show more appealing to younger audiences, talent like Straczynski left, and the show became Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters . Eventually, Straczynski returned to attempt to save the series, often writing episodes acknowledging the changes and criticisms made by ABC in a tongue-in-cheek way. The Real Ghostbusters ended in 1991 but wouldn’t see its finale until 1997 when Extreme Ghostbusters aired.

Slimer! Cartoon

After Slimer became a lead in The Real Ghostbusters cast , an animated series attempted to give the green ghost more screen time. Entitled Slimer!,  the short cartoons reflected more of the series’ comedic aspects. While very different in art style and tone, Slimer! was established as part of The Real Ghostbusters universe and introduced new characters to the series as part of the show’s second incarnation.

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Coming after ABC insisted on changes for The Real Ghostbusters , a Slimer sub-series aired as an attempt to reflect their more child-friendly direction. The show consisted of Tom and Jerry -style hijinks as Slimer attempted to outwit ghost hunter Professor Dweeb. Although distinguished by its different art style and more slapstick humor, Slimer! was established as part of the cartoon Ghostbusters’ complicated canon with Dweeb’s appearance as a villain on both shows. Despite having helped establish Slimer as a household name, the cartoon only ran for 13 episodes before being canceled.

Extreme Ghostbusters

Extreme Ghostbusters

Under the working name of “ Super Ghostbusters ,” an animated series was commissioned to bring the franchise into the ‘90s. Later titled Extreme Ghostbusters , it was a 1997 sequel to The Real Ghostbusters that hoped to tie up loose ends and focus on the next generation. Not as popular or as memorable as the original series, Extreme Ghostbusters  still managed to establish its place within the franchise with its darker direction and unique characters.

Taking place years after the original Ghostbusters disbanded, Extreme Ghostbusters saw Egon Spengler as a mentor to a new generation of college students who decided to pick up the proton packs. Consisting of darker stories, scarier situations, and more hideous villains, while many praised and liked how far it went at times, others felt it lacked the original charm of The Real Ghostbusters , which had its story concluded in the final episodes. Although their series ended after a single season and faded into obscurity, Egon’s students later returned in IDW’s comics and other parts of the Ghostbusters lore.

Ghostbusters: Ecto Force

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After Extreme Ghostbusters ended, to coincide with 2016’s Ghostbusters movie a new animated series known as Ghostbusters: Ecto Force seemed like it was coming to television. While it never aired, descriptions and concept art exist to explain its premise. Supposedly part of the 2016 Ghostbuster’s universe, it’s one of the most mysterious projects teased in the wake of the divisive reboot’s release.

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Announced by original Ghostbusters director, the late Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters: Ecto Force promised to take a more international approach to the series. The concept involved a team of paranormal investigators in the year 2050 traveling across the globe to help local ghost hunting teams. Citing east Asian cultures such as Japan, China, and Korea, Ghostbusters: Ecto Force hoped to explore different mythologies. Although Reitman claimed the series was “ on hold ” because of other animated projects, with the challenges 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot had to establish itself and the passing of Reitman, it’s unsure what the status of Ghostbusters: Ecto Force is.

Netflix's  Ghostbusters Series

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In 2022, after nearly four decades of Ghostbusters , Ghost Corps announced several new projects were on the horizon. Among the next generation of video games, comics, and sequels, two animated spinoffs were revealed. The first one in 25 years, Netflix’s revelation of a new Ghostbusters cartoon gave audiences a glimpse of what was to come, but left more questions than answers.

Produced by Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, details about the project are still lacking. However, at 2022’s Ecto-Fest, a celebration of the original Ghostbusters movie , Reitman expressed enthusiasm for the medium of animation and the potential to tell new stories with the series he inherited from his father, the late Ivan Reitman. “ The world of the unknown can only be properly explored through the limitless reach of animation ,” the producer commented. With the critical success of his previous work on Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the animated series that came before it, there’s cautious optimism for what comes next. There’s hope that Netflix’s undertaking can once again give new life to a name still associated with a standard of Saturday morning quality.

Ghostbusters is a series that’s gone for so long, come so far, and evolved way beyond the original movie that spawned it all. In the animation, it speaks volumes that a name can still carry such a fond legacy of ‘80s and ‘90s cartoons despite their decline and shortcomings. Where Ghost Corps' cartoons go from here is still unclear but no less exciting.

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‘Ghosts’ EPs on Why They Chose [SPOILER] to Get ‘Sucked Off’ and Whether The Character Will Return

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"Viking Funeral" -- When Thorfinn's bones are discovered on the Woodstone property, he asks Sam to conduct the traditional Viking funeral he's always wanted. However, Sam and Jay are torn when they learn that the bones could be sold to a museum for a lot of much-needed cash. Also, the ghosts conduct an election for a "ghost representative" to bring issues to Sam, on GHOSTS, Thursday, Oct. 14 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Pictured (L-R) Sheila Carrasco as Flower, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta, Asher Grodman as Trevor, Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn, Rose McIver as Samantha, Richie Moriarty as Pete, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay and  Roman Zaragoza as Sasappis   Photo: Bertrand Calmeau/CBS 2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 3 premiere of “ Ghosts ,” titled “The Owl,” which aired Feb. 15 on CBS.

Flower, hopefully you’re finally getting to cuddle a few bears up there in the sky. Yes, you read that right: There’s one less ghost on “Ghosts,” as the characters said farewell to Flower on the Season 3 premiere of CBS’ hit comedy.

Flower is the 1960s-era hippie who died trying to hug a bear while high on acid, and remained a bit forgetful and drugged-out while living in the purgatory that is Woodstone Mansion.

“We wanted it to be somebody very consequential,” executive producer Joe Port told Variety . “We wanted to be someone who’d have an impact on the other ghosts and obviously on Sam and Jay to some degree.”

Fellow exec producer Joe Wiseman said that the writers didn’t necessarily know which ghost would be “sucked off” (yes, that’s the term used on the show to describe the moment the ghosts living in purgatory on the estate are finally sent to heaven or hell) when they wrote the Season 2 finale. But they chose Flower because of how her disappearance might disrupt the order of things inside the house — and particularly impact Viking Thor (Devan Chandler Long), who had just developed a relationship with the hippie.

“That was a lengthy conversation,” Wiseman said. “We had definitely talked about candidates and what would be the pros and cons about various people and whatnot. Flower came out of a long conversation we had in the writers’ room. We wanted someone who was going to be impactful, and who would lead to a lot of stories.”

He added: “I once very unpopularly compared it to ‘Gilligan’s Island’ in the room where, if one of the people on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ made it off the island, you’d be happy for them. But you’d also be jealous. And you’d also be sad that they were gone. All our characters already dead. So someone getting sucked off is a is a complicated thing on the show.”

Does this mean we’ve seen the last of Sheila Carrasco, who has played Flower since the show’s launch? Not necessarily. The producers play it coy when asked if Flower will ever appear again.

“I think it takes some interesting turns,” Port said. “In terms of seeing ghosts going forward or not, this is the kind of show where you could see a ghost anywhere. We’ve hinted that ghosts are in heaven. They’re in hell, they’re on Earth, so I think there’s different ways to see people too.”

“Ghosts” had been in the writers room for three weeks when things shut down last year due to the Hollywood strikes. As a result there will only be 10 episodes during this truncated season. But the producers said they didn’t change much of the trajectory of this season’s story arcs — they just hit those story milestones a bit faster.

Among the stories that “Ghosts” will follow this season, Jay is set on building a restaurant for the bed and breakfast. There’s a Pete (Richie Moriarty) storyline the producers are excited about but are keeping a secret for now. And then there’s the engagement of Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) and Nigel (John Hartman).

“We’re building toward a wedding this season,” Port said. “And as far as the restaurant arc goes, it’s been really helpful in terms of centering Utkarsh’s character [who can’t see the ghosts], because that’s one of our challenges always is how does this guy who can’t talk to 80% of the cast, get involved in stories?”

Meanwhile, the show promises to introduce more ghosts this year, and also share more of the ghosts’ powers. And we’ll learn about how another one of the ghosts died. (That means either Hetty, played by Rebecca Wisocky, or Sasappis, played by Román Zaragoza.) Also, we’ll see more of Betsy Sodaro as Nancy, the leader of the basement cholera victims, as she spends more time upstairs.

“Part of the fun is also thinking of creative ways to get ghosts,” Wiseman said. “Last season we had the car ghost. We try to think of creative, fun ways to get ghosts from the outside to come in as well. Another another way we did that in the past was the seance with the maid. So this year, we have another fun creative way of getting your ghosts to visit Woodstone.”

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Space Ghost (1966)

The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks. The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks. The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks.

  • Don Messick
  • Ginny Tyler
  • 14 User reviews
  • 16 Critic reviews

Episodes 64

Space Ghost (1966)

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  • Alex Toth (uncredited)
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  • Trivia No back story or civilian identity is provided for Space Ghost throughout the series. No back story is provided for his sidekicks either. No members of the team are seen without their masks. Stories would be provided in other media in later years.

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  • September 10, 1966 (United States)
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  • Space Ghost & Dino Boy
  • Hanna-Barbera Productions
  • Screen Gems Television
  • Taft Television and Broadcasting Co.
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