Thursday, February 16, 2012

Syfy sounds off on Grant Wilson news on 'Ghost Hunters'

After Grant Wilson announced he'd be retiring from Ghost Hunters on last night's episode, Syfy has issued the following statements:

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."

Statement from Mark Stern, President, Syfy Original Content and Co-Head, Universal Cable Productions:

"Grant has been an integral part of a show that has become the standard-bearer for paranormal investigation. The fact that Ghost Hunters is still going strong in its eighth season is a testament to Grant’s amazing partnership with Jason and their clear connection to the audience. We respect and support this difficult decision that Grant has made, and wish him all the best in his new endeavors. The hard work, integrity, and compassion that he has consistently brought to his work won’t be easily replaced, but this successful series will find a way to reshape itself as it moves forward."

Statement from Craig Piligian, Executive Producer, Pilgrim Studios:

"It’s been a great eight seasons so far for Ghost Hunters, and a terrific partnership between Pilgrim Studios and TAPS. We wish our good friend Grant Wilson all the best."