Friday, May 30, 2014

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry Make Statements Regarding Leaving 'Ghost Hunters'

Courtesy Deadline
An exclusive over at Deadline broke the news yesterday that Amy Bruni and Adam Berry of Syfy's "Ghost Hunters" have made the decision to leave the unscripted series after a long run. Amy started with the series in 2008 and Adam joined in 2010 after winning "Ghost Hunters Academy." Deadline also added that Bruni and Berry are "...teaming to develop a new show idea in the paranormal space." and they "also are negotiating with a casino company for an ongoing series of appearances in Las Vegas and other markets across the US."

This caused quite a social media frenzy especially since Bruni and Berry are fan favs. Co-Founder of TAPS, Jason Hawes and Pilgrim Studios are now in the recruitment process to fill the gap. Click here for the announcement and details from Pilgrim. Do you think you have what it takes? Pack your bags because you'll be leaving soon.

Adam Berry and Amy Bruni took to their Facebook pages today to make statements about their departures and to clear up any rumors. Read the full statements, after the jump...

Adam's statement:

In light of an article that came out yesterday on Deadline and tons of rumors circling the internet:

First, there are some amazing episodes of Ghost Hunters that will be airing in October with me and Amy including the 200th episode which is a great milestone for GH, SyFy and Pilgrim Films!

The rumors are true. After much deliberation, Amy and I have decided to step away from
Ghost Hunters to pursue other endeavors. Ultimately, the toll that
traveling for the show and the sometimes unpredictable schedule that came with it, proved to be too much for us in light of family and
other obligations.

We were not fired. We were not "let go" - we opted to move on. This was 100% our decision that we came to after some discussion with the production company.

Personally, it was time to move on to other things and for new adventures. I love investigating and will always do that no matter what. Amy and I are a team and I cannot imagine being on TAPS without her by my side. She and I have become brother and sister throughout the years and I am extremely honored to have something like that documented for all time.

Over the past years I have been able to travel to and investigate some of the most amazing places on earth. I got married, and started a non-profit theatre company, another passion of mine since age six, and now by putting this one chapter behind me, I am able to pursue other artistic endeavors.

I thank Jay for choosing me from Ghost Hunters Academy. For seeing something in me he saw in himself, passion and desire for the field. I am thankful to Grant. Your wisdom, words of encouragement and advice have stuck with me throughout my time working with TAPS and Ghost Hunters and that will carry with me forever. Finally Steve and Dave: "I think I'll miss you most of all". The brothers that we have become is an unbroken bond. I will cherish the beginnings of our relationship forever as you have been there since the very beginning. Even though Amy and I are no longer on the road with you all the time I know that we will always be family. Truly, this is only the beginning. "Ramp it up and Prepare the horses!!" <--- ---="" inside="" joke="">

Thank You to the fans of the show. Without you we would not be able to do the work that you see every week. My heart is warmed to know that this show and our experiences have touched so many of you. I could never have imagined the passion that is out there for our field and I am driven by the energy all of you give us through social media, our websites and our events. I am comforted to know that there now will be more opportunity to do more outreach in the paranormal community!

Best of luck to the TAPS team and Pilgrim Films with continued Ghost
Hunters success.

Last but not least, thank you SyFy!!! You are one of the nicest, loyal and amazing networks to work for. Thank you for your continued loyalty throughout Amy and I's entire run with Ghost Hunters. I look forward to the future.

Undying gratitude and love always,

Adam


Amy's statement:
In light of some information that came out yesterday, I feel I need I clarify some things to everyone.

First of all, there are a number of great episodes of Ghost Hunters featuring Adam and myself that you haven't seen yet. They will be airing on SyFy in October and I hope you will tune in! So no, you have not seen the last of us on GH.

That being said, the rumors are true. After much deliberation, Adam and I have decided to step away from the upcoming tapings of Ghost Hunters to pursue other endeavors. Ultimately, the toll that
traveling for the show and the sometimes unpredictable schedule that
came with it, proved to be too much for us in light of family and
other obligations.

We were not fired. We were not "let go" - we opted to move on. This was 100% our decision that we came to after some discussion with the production company.

Personally, once my daughter was born, leaving to film was the hardest
thing I’d ever done. As she has grown older, it only became more difficult.
I realized, after much soul searching, that while I love the team
dearly and investigating is my passion - I could no longer miss out on
so much at home to do so.

Clearly, I am so appreciative and thankful to Jay and Grant for giving
me this opportunity in the first place. It came at just the right time
in life for me and these last 7 years with the team, who are my second
family, have been nothing short of amazing.

The fans of the show have been there through thick and thin and I love
that I will always have those episodes of me being pregnant to look
back on and one day show my little one. Please know I will always be
investigating and active in the field and will always leave the door
open for projects that don’t require so much time away.

Thank you for watching me grow on screen. Thank you for seeing me down
this path that led me straight to everything I hold dearest in life.

Best of luck to the TAPS team, SyFy and Pilgrim Films with continued Ghost Hunters success.

See you all soon.

Love,

Amy

So what are your thoughts on their departure? We want to wish Amy and Adam all the best in their future endeavors.

-Larissa Mrykalo

17 comments:

Jill Peterson said...

I am going to miss you

mars man said...

Can a nobody take your place?

mars man said...

Ok, I'll take your place, I'll even use my laptop for evps. 2094700850.

Guerilla Surgeon said...

Oh, I thought they might have developed some ethics.

Carl Mullan said...

I'm definitely looking forward to their show and work. They make a great team and we enjoy Adam.

Make Money From Home said...

So it would appear that Greed has reared its ugly lityle self. Greed is a very nasty tasting candy. But so many seem to always be reaching for more to suck on. Like a friggin worn out Teet. Let go already. Geez . I don't know him personally. But I get a real good read off of Jason. I believe when he is making comments to public about unrrealistic demands regarding the show. That it has to be true. He isn't the type to just say words. It's too bad . I like you two guys on the show. A good team . Hope you'll realize how easy the money is. And you'll apologize to the principles. And we 'll continue to enjoy your offerings and insight.

Make Money From Home said...

Dawgone it. I forgot to mention . Today is the 200th episode. I have never missed one show. Seen most episodes atleast 5 or 6 times..
God Bless

showtime investigator said...

I heard from a insider that everybody was good with the new contracts but those two.And the way they handled it was very unprofessional I was told that they wanted more money than anybody else and how they handled the contract discussion made me lose a lot of respect for the two of them well friends from show said it's going to be better than ever wait to you see new cast can't say right now

Leac NagĂ» said...

Who needs them ,Steve and Tango are still on they are good investigators and funny too,I love Jason.they had a girl on a while back I forgot her name they said she needed more training l liked her maybe she'll come back.

Dman Dashit said...

Pregnant chick and a faggot? R u kidding me? Good riddance....sucked as investigators but awesome as whiners!

Jacquelina carlomusto said...

I think It's sad that they left, but I cant wait to see Dustin again and whomever else they bring back or bring in. As long as Steve and Tango stick around I will be watching!!!! And this rude thing above me is not the, more like a pile of!!! If you have nothing intelligent to write , don't bother, all your doing is offending others. Grow up.

Sandy H. said...

I actually liked Ghost hunters International better. I met Jason and Grant once. Jason was snobbish and closed mouth when not on stage, while Grant was open and friendly even when meeting us on a dark path at night in Lilydale. Thanks. Grant, for that great memory. My brother still talks about it. Too bad it's not you leading the team now.

A longtime GH fan said...

I was always a bit miffed & skeptical on why Amy & Adam had so much luck with flashlight responses. The others never used that tactic, but they did almost weekly there for a while. I really got a kick out of that ! I think I'd never trust another flashlight again in case of an emergency.

disgusted by some people said...

Really!? You just have to put your prejudice out there? People like you make me sick and people like you are the reason we have so much hate in the world. Get over yourself and do us all a favor and shut you bigoted mouth! Amy and Adam were 50% of the show and will be missed

Just My Opinion said...

GH is an amazing show. Every team member who has come and gone, and still remains, has made the show what it is today. Good luck to Amy and Adam, wherever life takes them. Jason and Grant will always be my favorite and Tango and Steve right behind them...but if it weren't for Jason and Grant turning their dream and passion into a reality, my DVR would not be as full. I too, have watched these episodes over and over, and enjoy watching the comrodery amongst the team. I will forever be a fan!

Just My Opinion said...

GH is an amazing show. Every team member who has come and gone, and still remains, has made the show what it is today. Good luck to Amy and Adam, wherever life takes them. Jason and Grant will always be my favorite and Tango and Steve right behind them...but if it weren't for Jason and Grant turning their dream and passion into a reality, my DVR would not be as full. I too, have watched these episodes over and over, and enjoy watching the comrodery amongst the team. I will forever be a fan!

Unknown said...

Dman dashit you are a piece of crap. How dare you say something like that. You need to grow the hell up and either except people the way they are or get the hell out of the us. We dont need people like you in this country.