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Fox has been the home of paranormal investigation TV shows since the debut of The X-Files way in 1993. The network is bringing the paranormal back to primetime this fall for a brand new series, but it won't be a sci-fi drama this time around. Ghosted will be a half-hour comedy starring comedic legends Adam Scott and Craig Robinson as they channel their inner Mulder and Scully. The first trailer for Ghosted has finally hit the web, and it's pretty fabulous. Check it out!
Ghosted will follow the adventures of the skeptic Leroy Wright -- a.k.a., the Scully -- and the paranormal believer Max Jennifer -- a.k.a., the Mulder -- after they are recruited by the "Bureau Underground" to investigate the unexplainable and solve the mysteries of the supernatural in Los Angeles. Captain Ava Lafrey (Ally Walker) has to try and wrangle these two into actually helping to save the planet, while forensic pathologist/chatty kidnapper Barry (Adeel Akhtar) and tech genius Delilah Ward try to keep everybody alive and investigating. I predict many shenanigans are in store once this motley crew falls in together.
There will clearly be a fair amount of slapstick to start off, with the emphasis on slap. The three-minute trailer obviously isn't long enough to really given a thorough idea of what the series will be. Still, we can at least bet that Ghosted won't retread much of The X-Files. At the very least, I don't expect a whole lot in the way of heat between the two leads, and their lives will probably be less tragic than good old Mulder and Scully. I'll admit that I had my doubts about Craig Robinson and Adam Scott on this series, but they sold me right from the scene in the trailer when they're tied to chairs and complaining about Lafrey taking a phone call. I'm willing to see where this goes.
My best guess is that the success of Ghosted will be determined by how well Adam Scott and Craig Robinson work as co-leads. If we're lucky, they'll be able to build a chemistry right off the bat in the same way that Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford did on Fox's Lethal Weapon last fall. If we're not so lucky, Ghosted may not have what it takes to last in the long run. I'm actually optimistic. Scott and Robinson are hilarious on their own, and the trailer indicates that they'll be more than capable of working together as a comedic duo. We'll have to wait and see.
Ghosted will air on Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox, in what is a pretty sweet time slot between The Simpsons at 8 p.m. and Family Guy at 9 p.m. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. Our TV season finale schedule can give you all you need to know about your shows ending.