A comment from the webmaster:
As John Zaffis’ Halloween tweet said, the Haunted Collector show has been cancelled by Syfy.
- As I’m writing this, Syfy still has five full episodes online. I don’t see any cancellation announcement at the network website.
- Gurney Productions, the production team responsible for the show, hasn’t formally announced anything, either.
At Halloween, John’s tweet said, “”hi all just letting you know haunted collector will not be coming back sorry to all our fans.”
On one level, I’m really disappointed. Thanks to the cast, Haunted Collector was one of the few ghost-related TV shows that maintained a reasonable level of integrity in the ratings-driven entertainment field.
The loss of this show is significant. Many fans — including me — are not happy. We’re angry with the production company and the network.
Other networks — including PBS, CW, and more — have been busy, getting larger audiences for their shows via Hulu Plus, Netflix, etc. It looks like Syfy is behind the times. It’s been MIA in the digital TV revolution. That’s kind of ironic, given the theme of the network.
That makes the cancellation of Haunted Collector even more annoying. The network and the production company could have made better choices.
For more insights, read Brian Cano’s blog post about the cancellation. It’s especially disappointing to see how the cast got the news.
Seriously, getting a show cancellation notice by email is even more sleazy than ending a romance by email. I’m sure less professional things happen in Hollywood, but this is a vile reflection on those in charge of producing the show.
So, you’ll see this website transform over the coming weeks. (In the interim, it may look kind of disorganized.) I’m shifting the focus to the careers of the stars of Haunted Collector. I’ve known John and Brian for years, and I’m confident they have great adventures ahead.
I hope you’ll continue to follow the cast of Haunted Collector as they move on to better projects.
Like you, I wish each of them great success with whatever they do, next.