After eight seasons, Grant Wilson is leaving SyFy’s hit show “Ghost Hunters.” Jerry Seinfeld is stepping in.
Wilson’s spot wasn’t been vacant for long.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be taking Wilson’s position on the show, according to an announcement. The funnyman is known mostly as the lead in “Seinfeld,” the celebrated NBC sitcom that ran for nine seasons, as well as a legendary career in stand-up. According to sources, “Ghost Hunter” producers hope to reinvigorate the show with Seinfeld’s famous observational humor and witticisms.
“What’s the deal with ghosts?” said a cryptic promotional ad, shortly before the announcement was made.
Wilson has lead investigations with Jason Hawes for eight seasons to date, exploring allegedly haunted locations with their group, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Seinfeld is apparently the newest member of the group, with no apparent experience in any sort of ghost hunting.
“It’s a slap in the face for fans,” said one message board user. “They just brought in somebody they thought would boost the ratings. He’s funny, but he just doesn’t fit into our beloved show.”
Comment sections and boards were ignited once more today after it was announced that most of the upcoming ghost hunting is to be done strictly in Long Island and surrounding areas, where Seinfeld lives with his family. According to sources, the comedian refused to come to the program if it required a great deal of travel.
Not everyone is unhappy with the decision. Clinton Male, a diehard fan of the show and manager of several fansites, thinks the bold move could help the show’s longevity.
“I think the producers may have been right on this one,” Male said. “We all just want to see this show go on forever, and we know Seinfeld is great at taking concepts and prolonging them on and on.”
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Maybe they could entice Jimmy JJ Walker and Stephen Wright too, ya know, really mix it up.
Are you kidding me? Love Jerry but this is not a comedy….did Grant choose to go or was he pushed out..for ratings! Sell outs ….disappointed.
If this is true I am no longer watching ghost hunters, never liked seinfeld.
Seinfeld and Ghost Hunters are two different animals. For those of us who truly believe in the possibility of ghosts and spirits, the combination of these two together will cause no one to take the show seriously. This is reality TV not a comedy! One of the reasons I watch this show over other "ghost" shows is because it does not appear scripted or enhanced. Not any more –
This was my favorite show. I set all aside for Ghost Hunters night. Friends get together on this night, alot of them. If this is true this was my last episode. The beauty of this show is that it was real and not staged like other paranormal shows. How can they even imagine J.S. taking Grant's place. He is an actor, how can we ever believe this show again. Goodbye Jay,Steve, Amy, Tango, I wil miss you. Hey Grant, get you a spot on a soap, you sure are handsome enough! Linda in N.C.
I am very sorry to see Grant leave the show. But, I doubt very much that I will be watching again… I think Seinfeld is going to destroy the atmosphere of the show. Ghost hunters is not a comedy… and Seinfeld has no business being on it.
Have the folks over at the network lost their minds! Seinfeld and Jason – what are they thinking. If they ever want to kill this show, having Seinfeld on it will surely help push it to its demise. Tell me this isn't true, I need more verification on this one.
Seriously people……please don't tell me your all that gullible. This "news" story is a joke, it's hard to believe you can't read the sarcasm. smh
If anyone could get me to watch the show without my beloved Grant, Seinfeld could. 🙂
I think adding jerry is a amazing idea mabye he can find the ghost of his career
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true, if this is for real, i too won't watch it again ether, i could do better than him, he going to ruin the show
This will be the demise of this show if they actually bring in Seinfeld to replace Grant. I agree with everyone else that this is not a comedy and with no training in this area what do they think Jerry will add? I too am going to quit watching if they try to replace Grant with Seinfeld, there is no way to replace Grant. This reminds me of the wonderful decision a few years back about adding Dennis Miller to Monday Night Football, that was a disaster.
It is just a “Show” and there are no hoaxes if there are no disclaimers that what is discovered are actual events. Folks, this is just entertainment, Seinfeld is a proven entertainer. This “Show” may have had the feeling of a some sort of documentary or a fact finding “Show” that at the end revealed it’s finding, but this “Show” has move well past that. Bring on Seinfeld, I can always use a good laugh. I’m not saying there are no such things as ghosts, but if you don’t find one every week, you don’t have a show. Boo
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! DONT BRING HIM ON THE SHOW!!!! ARE YOU ALL A BUNCH OF FLIPPIN IDIOTS?? HES GOING TO RUIN IT!
Oh no! Don't bring Seinfeld on. This is not what the show needs. Let Steven become one of the lead investigators, or something. This is not the kind of show for Jerry. We don't want comedy when we are watching Ghosthunters. That is a crazy idea and this will only hurt the show. Jerry is a great comedian, but Ghosthunters is just not the place for him. I cannot even imagine making jokes when things are suppose to be serious. Wrong move…..
Give me a break, Jerry Seinfeld, is replacing Grant Wilson, on Ghost Hunters, don't get me wrong, i love Jerry very much, but i can't see him going after GHOSTS, this should be fun, can't wait to see the new season.
Jerry? Really? I think the producers of Ghost Hunters need their heads examined. Leave comedy where it belongs and either get a seasoned ghost hunter or make Steve, Jason's right hand man. Putting !erry Seinfeld in Ghost Hunters is like mixing mashed potatoes with applesauce.
Steve hates flying, so i don't think it will be him.. They need someone that can fly with Jason to locations on the other side of the county… as far as Seinfeld goes, you've got to be crazy if you bring him in as replacement for Grant… As much as i hate to say it there is only maybe 2 people that i would put as 2nd in command.. Those 2 people are either Josh Gates or Meatloaf…
I agree totally
Is this an April Fool's joke? Sure sounds like it. God, I hope so.
PEOPLE–IT IS A JOKE! It's way too ridiculous to be true!
I think "Kramer" would be better.. He could see an apparition,, fall through the door and make us all laugh.. Or maybe George.. can you picture him running out screaming "Run dude'… Actually Newman might be the best.. He can certainly bring the "demonic" element into it…Maybe the soup nazi would be cool… NO SOUP FOR YOU>> This is totally rediculous.. I hope this is a joke??????
Hey,,, I volunteer for the position of Grant Wilson.. I am an experienced paranormal investigator.. Not sure I know any good jokes though???? LOL Seriously, have they considered a woman as a lead investigator??? Might appeal to more people to have an attractive co star with Jason.. How about Lisa Lampanelli? LMAO
jerry seinfeild filling in is freaking disgusting
ghost hunters— a liberal comedy…another tradition ruined…if this is the way the show was going then I respect Grant for leaving…
Jerry Seinfeld is the WRONG move 4 Ghost Hunters. He's never even gone ghost hunting and as an amature he would be horrible. His jokes are just awful!!!!!!!! So why the heck would they bring him on the show. Besides I think its some kinda joke!!!
Why is Grant leaving? Seinfeld will sink this show for good. It's supposed to be a documentary/investigation type programme not a comedy. Way, way the wrong move!
Ya'll are all retards if you think Jerry Seinfeld is coming on as a "new" member of Ghost Hunters! Come on, don't believe half of what you read and none of what hear until it has been confirmed first and not by some second rate website claiming to know the scoop.
i think they should bring brian back to replace grant,then he could get revenge on back stabbing steve,when brian had steves job steve did all he couid do with no help from steve,
I have watched this show from the beginning. I like that they don't resort to scary music or fake images to bring ratings. They are supposed to be a serious team, looking for the truth. I have nothing against Seinfeld as a comedian, but to put him into this position where he has no experience is an insult to the viewers. It will take away any of the legitimacy the show has earned over the years. There is only one Grant Wilson, but certainly they can find a more appropriate replacement for his professional, high integrity level of work. Hopefully it is a joke, because if it isn't, the show won't last through the season. If you want us to take you seriously, you have to look beyond ratings and find someone who will stay on track with the theme of the show. Good luck, Grant. I hope we can see you again, but if not, thank you for all of your hard work.
I'm very upset that Grant is leaving! GH will never be d same but, my love for d program is importment to my life! I throughly injoy watching for I've seen many ghost n my life. I cried when Grant revealed his departure. To me I see no reason for him to leave & if his wife caused this, shame on her! As for as Seinfeld,I don't like this guy! I'm not going to enjoy watching him! please don't put that creepy guy on! It will be a mockery having him on GH! Bye-d-bye, Grant I will miss u. I hate to see u go! My love to all u hunters but, please bring on someone w/h Grants' GOODNESS!
Noooooo. I never liked his sense of humor or his show. I literarly turn off anything hhe is on. I in no way care for his sense of humor and cannot see him on this show. Steve would be a million percent better. Please say its not do
it's not so
bad move ! Just a wild stunt to boost ratings! I"ll start watching Ghost Adventures now! Thank you
Took the words right out of my mouth! Agreed – I'll take annoying Aaron on Ghost Adventures with awesome Nick and Zak over anyone on Ghost Hunters. Steve, Tango, migrate to your own show and ratings will drop permanently.
LOL it's fake obviously
goodbye ghosthunters I shall never watch again, for sure now….this is a dumb move the show will be canceled for sure
You people are dumb. Its Weekly World News! None of this shit is real. So damn gullible
You guys, WHAT WEBSITE are you on again? Of course this is made up. It's sad that so many people fall for things like this. It's as if they're saying "Meryl Streep has a two foot tail!" It's something so absurd that I can't believe so many people are getting mad at it. That means that that many people think it's real.
I fear for the human race when I see comments like I've seen here.
LMFAO!! I was thinking the same thing!!!!
jsason you posted on facebook this rumor is false which i am glad..
I have always loved Ghost Hunters and am very sad that Grant is leaving. But if they want to bring a sense of comedy to the show I say screw Seinfeld and bring Meatloaf on full time with the crew. He was awesome and he is a lot more experienced than Jerry Seinfeld. Plus only staying in the Long Island area is stupid, what if a family with children or something needs TAPS help? What are they gonna say, "Oh sorry we can help, we have to stay in the Long Island area." TAPS has always been about finding truth and helping those in need not some stupid ratings. They have survived this long without him, they don't need him now.
sorry jason just posted on facebook there is no truth to this its all false..
OMG What a joke!!! Why not have MeatLoaf Join GH!!! He has been on hunts with them already & he does a awesome job. At least he knows what is going on & how to work with them. Seinfeld is a total joke!!!!!!!!
I love Ghost Hunters and have watched, like most other fans, since day one. I follow the team on twitter and have a few of there feeds programed to alert my phone when they post a tweet. I actually found out about this article through a tweet Jason sent out a few minutes ago, it read "some thought this was serious. Its the freaken "Weekly World News" Come on!!". He included the link to this page in the tweet as well. Jason's always come across as a stratight forward guy. If you ask something he doesn't want to or can't answer, then he flat says, I can't answer you right now, or he says just watch/wait and all will be revealed. Just thought I would post some words directly from the source involved.
Relax people, I mean come on, it's so very OBVIOUSLY someone's idea of a joke. I mean, this is a TABLOID SITE for goodness sake! Right next to this story is an article on how to sell your soul to the devil, one claiming Tupac is alive, and another saying the Earth is about to colide with another planet! Anyone that takes this story seriously needs a life. LOL
who ever believed this is easily fooled lmao. By the way guys I'm the tooth Fairy ;-p lol
Please not the comedian like the guy said bring brian but not to through in steves face just to help if not busy with the baby
Are you kidding me, you guy's can do a lot better then Jerry come on.
I am amazed at how many of the people that have read this flaming sack of lies actually believed it. This is 100% untrue, and honestly…I don't see how anyone would have fallen for this crap and actually believe it to be true. But, ok. There's a sucker born every minute and I'm sitting here reading the comments people are making because they actually think this b.s. story is true and I am laughing, I don't know what else to do…I can't believe there are this many dense people. WOW. LOL Have fun missing out on watching a GREAT show because you're dumb enough to believe they'd actually put someone like Jerry Seinfeld in it. Thanks for the laughs, guys. Have a good one 🙂
WHY??????? If this weren't May I'd say it was an April Fool's joke.
Is this a JOKE?
Yes, it is a HUGE joke – Jason just refuted this about an hour ago.
dont like it at all…. the show does fine with out adding quick wit humor to it… bring in Chip Coffee or some kind of medium that is real now that is a better idea
I totally agree Chip Coffee would be an excellent choice to replace Grant he is an awsome Medium and would be an asset to the show!
Omg people Jason himself has said this is untrue.
Who ever wrote this is a FREAKING MORON!!! Jason would never let that freak on his show!!
Seinfeld? Years ago thats all I heard… personally he's not funny. Very lousy choice. Boost ratings? I don't see how. He's boring, and stupid..
Thank God Jason just just posted that this atrocity is false.
IF this IS true it wil totally ruin the show, arg who the heck believes celebritys any way, most are untrustworthy and think their S**t don't stink , i for one would never watch again soo, we will just have to wait and see.
I am going to miss grant😔
I hate that he has to go Ghosts Hunters will not be the same with out him. . I don't like the person that they pick for grant place he just dose it fit the picture whatever I will miss grant and good luck on anything he dose . And also good luck to Jason happy hunting 👻
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I hope Jason doesnt let this happen why dont they get somebody who knows what their doing? I have faith in you Jason not to let this happen!!!!!
"MEATLOAF" — Enough Said!!
I hope Jason's right and this is untrue. But I think Meatloaf would be a great replacement.
If this is true I promise I will no longer watch the show. Ghost hunters are serious ghost hunters who know what they are doing. I never miss a show a nd if I want comedy I will watch something else. Don't ruin a good thing. I guarantee serious ghost hunter followers will not watch such trash.
i agree if it is true i wont watch the show any more cause it wont be the same i hated the show Seinfeld. it sucks grant is leaving the show but i suppose he has his reason he will be missed as for seinfeld he is about as funny as a wet fart just saying God Bless Grant i wish you the best in everything u do and will do i hope you make an appearance in shows from time to time peace
We want Meat! An awesome investigative duo would be Meatloaf and Alice Cooper.
I vote for Meatloaf. No contest!!
IT WONT BE THE SAME WITH OUT GRANT . If the bring Seinfeld on the show i wont watch it . I can't stand him. If they do decide to replace grant , I vote for it to be Meatloaf. The two shows he was on was great . Grant you will be missed good luck
Kelly, I'm with you. Here's a great show and seinfeld I personally can't stand. Yes Meatloaf or one of the past students from Ghost Hunters Academy should go on the show but NOT seinfeld. He comes on I'm not watching.
Grant will geatly missed and I know Jay will miss his "brother" also.
Why not move Steve up in Grant's place and move everyone else up as well? As I stated above, Meatloaf or a former student of the academy or not replace Grant at all.
I couldn't have said it better.
Yeah, no kidding? Is this supposed to be a joke? Jerry Seinfeld, the idiot???? Holy crap! It's a disgrace and a slap in the face for the rest of the team….Wonder if Jason has anything to say about it? Would not be surprised if he quits….
Jerry sinfeld?you have to be kidding.my 3year old would be beeter taking grants place.its a slap in grants face to put a comedian in to take his place.he will use ghost hunters to do his humorless stand up comedy act.I won't watch it if that happens.
OMG! Seinfield…no! Gaak a hairball! I want Meatloaf if we have to have a celebrity replacement!!!
If this is true it's a joke. Bad move all the way around.
I have watched the series from the very beginning. May not watch it againif Seinfeld does come on board.
There they go again ruining a good thing. Seinfeld sucks and will definately ruin this shows good reputation. Let him stay home. The Usa is a big place and we don't need to stay in his alley.
I was heartsick when I read that Jerry Seinfeld was taking over Grants place. Like another reader, I'd like to see Meatloaf stand in for Grant. Meatloaf is the best Ghost Hunter there is along side Jason. Please! Take Meatloaf?
i wanna have butt sex with seinfeld
If the people want a celebrity paranormal TV show they'll go and watch Celebrity Ghost Stories.
Furthermore, the ridiculous proclamation Seinfeld makes about being strictly in the Long Island area should have been the biggest red flag…how long do you suppose to on a show like this confined to one location?
If Sienfield joins the cast of Ghost Hunters. I will not be able to watch the show anymore. I'm sorry to see Grant leave, but they need to bring in somebody who will actually be loved.
Is this a joke? Please say it's a joke. I like Jerry Seinfeld and all but he has no place on Ghost Hunters. Plus the limiting travel to Long Island area? That is really going to ruin the show since the whole idea is that the show travels around the United States.
Why try to replace Grant??? And with Seinfeld?? Seriously???? There goes the show!!!
i think we should protest seinfeld taking grants place by not watching the show.
I think that Meatloaf would have been a better choice than Seinfeld. At least Meatloaf has hunted with the Ghost Hunters before and proved himself a good investigator. I can't believe that any one would think that Seinfeld could do any thing like Ghost Hunting.
Seinfeld! What a joke! No point in watching it anymore.
U R ALL RIGHT!!! Figure I'll watch GH for the 1st showing of their new/BAD idea just 2 c Seinfeld bomb 1 more time! I am soooo bummed about losing a great ghost hunting team & show. There's so few really good ghost shows on anymore. WHAT R THEY THINKING??? Are good ratings too much for them 2 handle?!
this is B.S.! What a waste…and Jason Hawes, coproducer, went along with this crap??? was he desperate or something??? for crying out loud! and I agree, Long Island only??? so, now even the GHOSTS have to cater to Seinfeld's 'swelled head syndrome' demands??? good grief. Doubt I'll watch it for long, he's barely even funny as a comedian, I'm sure he'll suck at being a selfish ghost hunter!
I would rather see Brian come back. Although Jason is great by himself. You can't replace Grant with a comedian. The show is not a joke! If you want funny, Brian was the only one that made the show funny. I loved him! But, I don't watch ghosthunters to laugh! Come on really Jerry Seinfeld? I am a die hard fan and I it's not going to work!
This ariticle fake right? I can't believe they pick Seinfeild. I agree with you Trisha, Meatloaf would of been a more of a productive team member instead of famoust entertainer. It kind of mocks the field. I am a ghost hunter because of that show. I finding myself watching it less, and more turned in to the other paranormal shows. Why could they just use the availible team? It makes me think the whole thing is a charade for ratings and not about researching the paranormal.
I agree with the other person that said meat loaf would be better than seinfeld at least meat loaf would take it serious. Ghost hunters already have enough trouble with non believers as it is ,& then you'er going to bring a joke to our awlsome show. Get it together!!!!.
Seinfeld…really? This is a joke right?
While I think meatloaf would be great, why not Colin Ferguson?
Please no,it won't be the same.
Why not promote someone who is already on the team and bring in a new investigator from the academy. I doubt i will watch this show any longer. (How about Jason's daughter?)
I see this as the "Kiss of Death" to Ghost Hunters if this is really true. Most of us take the show seriously and feel it will just become a joke if he joins. If I want to watch comedy, I'll switch channels to see one, but not here.
I think now that Eureka is done, why not try to pair Jason with Colin Ferguson. Juust can't imagine
Jerry Seinfeld as a relacement for Grant on Ghost Hunters. My husband and I who really enjoyed the
show with Grant on it, just don't know how this will go with Seinfeld.
If we lose interest in the show we plan to watch The Haunted Collector instead, John Zaffis runs a tight ship like Grant and Jason.
Seinfeld is an Idiot… Who makes these lame decisions? If they believe this will even more produce the ratings their mistaken. I agree.. Meatloaf would be a better choice. Seinfeld will take this position like being on the stage of a Comedy Club….
No no no – look whats happened on 21/2men…………..is this a repeat
Where is Robb Demarest when you need him?
Well, the show is over for me if they replace Grant with Seinfeld. The paranormal is no joke. The show will become a parody of what it used to be. Too bad.
this has 2 b a joke????
You've got to be kidding!! I am a loyal fan of Ghost Hunters, have been for years, did'nt think it would ever become a comedy!! The paranormal is not a laughing matter. If Seinfield joins the group, the show will be over for me. I agree with Marie,to promote someone who is already on the team!!!! PLEASE don't mess up a great show by adding Seinfield!!!!!!!!!!
Very dissappointing indeed. I think not only is it a slap in the face to all the others in Taps but mostly to all the people whom take the paranormal a little more seriously. What a let down Jason! I must say good bye folks and thank you so much for 8 great seasons.
What is the matter with you people?? Jerry Seinfeld isn't going to join Ghost Hunters. This is an article by Weekly World News, not the NY Times. Weekly World News creates their stories based on what they think will sell rather than facts.
I am astounded that anyone would believe anything from this raggedy azz magazine. ~smh~
I cant believe they r making serious paranormal issues as a joke..I don't think we r all investigating and b
lieving and change the show as a joke..
Does anyone know anything about the Krewe of Hunters?
This is unbelievable, was so sad to hear of Grant leaving but to be replace by a joker. Nothing against Seinfeld but ya gotta stick to what ya know.
I can't believe they would reduce the shows image that has built over the seasons. Grant and Jason together just made sense… where one lacked, the other made up for. They are the winning pair and no one could or should replace Grant!!!! If Jerry joins the team, I will not be watching anymore!!!! No offence to Jerry but he's no investigator and would not be a benefit to this series!!!!!
That is absolutely stupid! I love Seinfield, watch all the re-runs ,but he will not fit in on Ghost Hunters. I think that it will make the show seem like its fake and people won't watch it… Myself included.. I dont care for other para normal shows because they seem staged, and that's what it will be like if Jerry comes on … Sorry Seinfield ,love ya , but keep ghost hunting to the ghost hunters.!!!
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I don'f think anyone could replace Grant he is my favorite ghost hunter of all time!! But if they do replace him please let it be one of the ghoust hunter crew, I think they hve been with the show for many years and know what ghost hunting is all about. Definitly not Seinfield
Hopefull Tango will be his new lead partner. I do not think Steve Gonsalves or Amy Bruni are the right choice.
Are you people serious?? This is Weekly World News. Its FAKE news!
It is all fake with the exception of Jerry joining Ghosthunters. He was suppose to join Jason and the team for a few episodes, but something came up. What? I do not know, but I do know that Jerry has a deep fascination for ghosts, orbs, apparitions as well as intelligent hauntings. So the story is partially true.
Jerry WAS suppose to replace Grant Wilson. Jerry has a deep fascination for spirits and hauntings. I am a Paranormal Investigator and would love to add Jerry to my company. He can be very serious as well as funny. And Jason let down alot of people and since Grant left, the show has taken a dive. But I still watch it. I hope Tango gets to be his new lead partner as well as an investigator.
Definitely very disappointing. It’s a slap in the face, in my opinion, not just to the other members of Taps but also to everyone who takes the paranormal a bit more seriously. How disappointing, Jason! I must bid you all farewell and express my gratitude for 8 fantastic seasons.
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