Syfy’s Ghost Hunters Loses Grant Wilson in Season Winter Finale

NUP_147025_0316.jpg If you haven’t watched the season finale of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, you might want to prepare yourself.  In the winter, or mid-season finale of Ghost Hunters, Grant Wilson announced he was leaving the team.  Grant will be wrapping production within the next month and his last episode of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters will air on May 16th, 2012.

After 8 seasons the hit series, Grant is leaving to focus on other aspects of his personal life.
“I will deeply miss working with Jason and the rest of the dedicated investigators and crew that have become like family, and I wish them all the best as they continue to follow their passion and realize the vision of TAPS. I will also miss interacting with our wonderful fans worldwide. You are all at the heart of what we do on Ghost Hunters, and I’m grateful to have gotten to know many of you over the years.
Thank you to Syfy and Pilgrim Studios for giving me the opportunity to do what I love for nearly eight years, and for supporting this difficult decision.”
Grant and Jason Hawes founded TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) 20 years ago folks.  And the show that’s in its 8th season, is very popular on the Syfy network.  Popular enough to have spun off two new series based on the fun they have in Ghost Hunters,  Amongst the three series, they’ve put together over 200 episodes of chasing Casper about the world!

Of course, everyone knew something was up with this mid-season finale and tuned in.  In fact so many folks tuned in that last nights episode pulled in a season high of 2.2 million viewers, making it the most watched episode of Ghost Hunters since late 2010.

The Ghost Hunters mid-season finale leads viewers into Ghost Hunters International next week in the same time slot.

A Statement from Jason Hawes, TAPS Co-Founder & Co-Lead Investigator, Ghost Hunters:
“When Grant and I founded TAPS nearly 20 years ago, we never imagined that we would be able to make such an impact just by doing what we enjoy every day. I will miss working with Grant on a daily basis, and am indebted to the level of dedication and expertise he has brought to our field.
I can’t imagine having a better partner through it all – both on the show and off. Grant and I, along with our spouses and children, are all like one big family. While I fully support his decision to move on from the series, this longtime friendship - as well as our business partnership - will continue off-camera for years to come."
Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Mike Nichols and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

(Cinema Static footnote:  looking at what Pilgrim Films produces, that’s one heck of a spread from ghosts, to gritty jobs, to butt kicking and then marriage!  OK.. wait, I think I see a pattern and it all leads to marriage!  LOL)