20 Feb 2012
February 19, 2012 02:00 PM by Ryan Haidet
From all of the comments we’ve received, we know how sad Ghost Hunters fans are that Grant Wilson, co-lead investigator, is leaving the show. But what about the people behind the scenes? How does SyFy feel about Grant exiting one of their biggest hits? Read on to find out!
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.”
In the conclusion to last Wednesday’s dramatic episode, Grant told the TAPS team he was leaving the show due to stress. But many fans speculate it may be connected to marital problems since his wedding ring was absent in the episode. Grant’s final episode is slated to air on Wednesday, May 16. New episodes return in April.