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New Fox Series 'Ghosted' Reunites Two Fan Favorites From 'The Office' and 'Parks & Recreation'

The supernatural show stars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott.

New FOX Series 'Ghosted' Is a Dream for Fans of 'The Office' and 'Parks & Rec'

Ghosted is one series you won't want to ghost on.

While there will be little time for dating in Fox's upcoming supernatural comedy, writer Tom Gormican and executive producer Kevin Etten felt the name was appropriate.

"There's a bunch of people who disappear in the pilot and we thought the term 'ghosted' speaks to that," Gormican said during the show's press room at Comic-Con 2017. "Ghosted," of course, is the modern slang term for when a dating partner disappears suddenly without a trace.

The series, which stars The Office's Craig Robinson, Parks & Recreation star Adam Scott, and Sons of Anarchy's Ally Walker follows the strange lives of Leroy Wright (Robinson) and Max Allison (Scott), "cynical skeptic and a genius true believer." The two are enlisted by a secret government department to investigate paranormal activity in Los Angeles. Walker plays Capt. Lafrey, who runs the underground administration.

New FOX Series 'Ghosted' Sounds Like a Dream for Fans of 'The Office' and 'Parks & Rec'

Gormican and Etten liken it to a sort of comedic X-Files.

"[The '90s series] was obviously a huge inspiration," Etten said. "They shot in Vancouver, but it felt like they jumped all around."

Given the subject matter, it's no surprise Gormican said he did believe in supernatural influences.

"I believe in ghosts, yeah," he shared, though he declined to share his particular experiences. "I've never had any really close encounters."

According to the producers, Ghosted will feature a variety of paranormal critters and tech, including "different kinds of aliens and travel."

"The show is going to be kind of a throwback in terms of CGI," they shared. "It'll feel like the '80s or '90s."

Fans of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation will be thrilled to hear Ghosted was written specifically with Robinson and Scott in mind.

"I didn't know either Scott or Robinson beforehand," Gormican said, "but the show was created and written with them attached. I wrote the first part of the script, sent it to Craig's management, met with him, and said, 'Let's do this, but I want to work with Adam Scott.' He was trying to develop something like this already, so they came on together. They're also executive producers of the show, so they're super involved."

The series will offer standalone episodes, a pleasing detail for those weary of following a story episode after episode.


Walker said she was thrilled to be a part of what she considered a "fresh, simple idea."

"I've never seen it before," she shared. "I love Adam, and Craig is one of the funniest guys I've ever seen. I remember he had a tiny guest spot on Friends and he was a genius. To be a part of something like this is really fresh and fun."

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Ghosted is slated to premiere on Fox on Sunday, October 1.

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