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Fox’s paranormal comedy Ghosted parodies The Fly, Aliens, Poltergeist in new posters

by Eric Frederiksen | August 31, 2017August 31, 2017 7:00 am EST

I don’t watch very many network sitcoms, but Ghosted caught my attention right when I saw the first trailer for it. A bit of Men in Black, a little X-Files, and a lot of Adam Scott and Craig Robinson sounds like a recipe for some really good television, if Fox will actually support it.

Here’s the official description:

Leroy Wright (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we’re speaking frankly, thinks that “aliens” are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts…People like Max Jennifer (Scott). Max is a genius “true believer” in the paranormal who’s convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by Captain Ava Lafrey (Ally Walker, “Colony,” “Sons of Anarchy”), a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff… will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.

With the series’ October premiere looming closer, Fox is starting to hype the show more, and has put out some posters parodying the best of science fiction.

All the classics

The parody of The Fly might be my favorite, because it highlights just how silly the original poster’s tagline is, despite how horrifying the movie itself ended up being. And that kind of makes it perfect for the show, too. Hopefully, it’s an indication that the writers will be taking digs at our favorite sci-fi and supernatural classics. The Fly, Alien, and Poltergeist are a good start.

Ghosted hits Fox on 10/1. Add it to the growing list of must-watch shows premiering in September and October.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...