Ghosts Renewed by CBS, The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola Also Renewed

CBS has issued renewals to three of its comedies, including its only fall freshman comedy. The supernatural sitcom Ghosts, which premiered in October to solid ratings that have only grown over time, has become the first freshman comedy of the season to secure a renewal. Joining it next season are veteran Monday night sitcoms The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola, both reliable players, which will return for fifth and fourth seasons, respectively. All three pickups are correct predictions for The TV Ratings Guide.

Ghosts stars Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Rebecca Wisocky, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Richie Moriarty and Brandon Scott Jones. It received a full first season order in October, weeks after its series premiere. It has averaged a 0.58 in the 18-49 demo thus far, making it the #2 new show and #2 new comedy this season, after Abbott Elementary. Despite a weaker lead-in, the show has received roughly the same ratings as the previous occupant of its timeslot, the long-running sitcom Mom, marking just a 5% year-to-year decline.

The Neighborhood, now in its fourth season, has remained a strong performer for CBS. Having rated as TV's #1 comedy last season (tied with Young Sheldon), the show has seen some slippage this year, dropping 24% and rating as the #2 comedy (not counting the heavily NFL-boosted episodes of The Simpsons). Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Tichina Arnold and Beth Behrs lead the cast.

Bob Hearts Abishola is in its third season and has maintained a solid performer for CBS throughout its run after a mediocre start. The comedy, which comes from Chuck Lorre and reunites him with Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell, has averaged a 0.52 in the key demo this year, a 20% decline from the previous season. The show has been a staple of Monday nights since its debut, and stars Folake Olowofeyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi and Barry Shabaka Helney, as well as Gina Yashere, who co-created the series.

With Young Sheldon being issued a multi-season renewal last year, United States of Al and B Positive are the only comedies remaining on CBS with their fates currently undetermined, aside from the yet-to-premiere freshman How We Roll.

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