Brandon Alvis Says ‘Ghost Hunters’ Won’t Return to A&E
Appearing on the internet radio show Midnight Society on Midnight.FM on Monday night, Ghost Hunters star Brandon Alvis dropped a bombshell on fans of the popular paranormal series: A&E has no plans to bring back the program.
“I don’t think so, no I really don’t. I don’t think it’s going to happen,” Alvis said. “I think it’s over at this point. Breaking news people, breaking news, Ghost Hunters is not coming back. There you go.”
Ghost Hunters, produced by Pilgrim Films, began in 2004 on the SyFy Network and ran for 11 seasons. It featured lead investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, along with members of their investigation team, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Ushering in the era of paranormal reality television that later spawned programs such as Ghost Adventures, Kindred Spirits and a whole host of others, Ghost Hunters produced 230 episodes and 10 specials on SyFy before ceasing production in 2016.
The series was revived in 2019 on A&E, with Wilson returning as lead investigator along with a team consisting of Alvis, Daryl Marston, Kristen Luman, Mustafa Gatollari, Brian Murray and Richel Stratton. Two seasons totaling 23 episodes were produced during the revival run.
“I will say, it was a great run,” Alvis said. “We did very well (in the ratings), we beat everyone on Travel Channel, but A&E and Travel Channel are totally different networks and different structures and whatnot. A&E had problems within itself with the Live PD stuff – that’s a whole different story that I don’t want to get into.”
A&E canceled Live PD, one of its top-rated programs, back in June amidst a wave of protests regarding police brutality.
Alvis said that while people could “email A&E and ask them” as to why Ghost Hunters is not returning, he did say he was proud of the work the team had done.
“Grant Wilson was amazing. Everyone I worked with was fantastic,” he said. “But more projects are coming soon. Mustafa Gatollari and I are very ready to go, you’ll see more from us pretty soon, him and I.”
Ultimate Unexplained has reached out to A&E for confirmation and will update this story with any additional information if and when it is provided.
Around the same time the revival of Ghost Hunters was announced for A&E, it was also announced that Hawes and former Ghost Hunters co-stars Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango would lead a new program for Travel Channel titled Ghost Nation. That series will debut new episodes this coming Saturday, October 17, at 9 p.m. ET. The cast will also reunite with Kindred Spirits stars Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, themselves former Ghost Hunters cast members, for a special crossover event on Halloween.