As I reported back in June, it seems as though Ghost Hunters is done on the SyFy Channel. When Jason Hawes announced the news on his Facebook page that the show wouldn’t be returning to SyFy, many fans took it to mean that Ghost Hunters was canceled and wasn’t coming back. His comments were vague, but he did imply that the show would be coming back, at some point, somewhere. As I stated in my earlier post, I’m not sure where Ghost Hunters will end up, as I don’t really see a better home for it than SyFy. Of course there are other channels, but very few of those that would be willing to carry the show will have the reach that the SyFy Channel did. And honestly, all that comes to mind is Destination America or the Travel Channel, and Ghost Hunters would face stiff competition on each of those channels from other equally terrible paranormal shows.
I came across this article today, where Jason was doing an interview for his new radio show Beyond Reality and having former castmate Grant Wilson as his first guest. Inevitably, the question came up of Ghost Hunters being canceled, and Jason had this to say:
What do you think is the state of paranormal TV now that GH is going to conclude after this season?
Hawes: GH is not concluding after season 11. It is only concluding on SyFy. In addition to the radio show we are looking for other outlets to continue our work and Ghost Hunters.
So here we have confirmation that Jason is looking to continue Ghost Hunters, but that he is still looking for alternative places for it to air. I find the silence surrounding this issue, from both Hawes and SyFy, to be deafening. I can’t really see SyFy letting them go easily, as they are a ratings powerhouse for the channel. So I’m guessing Jason and Pilgrim Films decided to walk. Most likely for money, and amount even SyFy had to say “no thank you” to. Maybe they’ll end up on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime, but again, I can’t see any of those options really being more lucrative (or even as lucrative) than SyFy. Season 11 of Ghost Hunters is still set to air on SyFy, but after that, when and where the show appears again is anyone’s guess.