In each episode, a ghost played by George Kelting would describe how he was murdered.
The Television Ghost contains examples of:
- Fair Play Whodunit: The audience was supposed to try to figure out who murdered the ghost before the answer was revealed.
- Halloween Episode: According to a newspaper snippet, the episode that aired near Halloween gave the ghost "free rein of the visual studios," allowing him to show off some simple special effects and Camera Tricks.
- Minimalist Cast: Kelting was the only actor, not counting the announcer Bill Schudt.
- The Oner: Each episode consisted of a single shot of Kelting's face.