So speaking of Ghost Hunters, on Friday, May 30th, there was some big news hitting Twitter. Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are leaving the show (Announced on this Deadline.com article: “‘Ghost Hunters’ Co-Stars Amy Bruni & Adam Berry To Depart, Develop Paranormal Series”)
At first I was really upset hearing this, and especially really upset at all the speculation that was going around about Jason feuding with them (mainly, I think, because of Jason’s tweet here: “Big difference between ‘Bowing Out’ and ‘Impossible Demands’…”)
Now I have absolutely no idea what this means on a personal level. Like all things in the world of television, a certain amount of privacy is to be expected. It’s their personal business what goes on behind the scenes. But I think this was more a shot at the studio and producers than at Adam and Amy. Especially after looking at their explanations for leaving.
See Adam’s here: “In light of an article that came out yesterday…”
And Amy’s here: “In light of some information that came out yesterday…”
I think it was just time for them to move on. That they were wanting to pursue other things and the filming schedule was just too demanding for them to continue. Amy has a little one that she would like to spend more time with, Adam has his theater company and other interests beyond the paranormal.
And Britt Griffith announced that he was also leaving the show on Saturday, May 31st to pursue his interests in filmmaking and acting.
See Britt’s explanation here: “A bunch of you are asking me if I to am leaving…”
I don’t see anything hostile or any fighting going on between these three and the show or Jason. I think that Adam, Amy, and Britt are all just choosing to go separate ways. Adam and Amy said that they were still going to be involved in the paranormal, going off to film for a show with Chip Coffey. And Britt, I’m sure, will still keep up with the tech side of the field too. I always enjoy seeing his new gadgets (the rem-pod, shadow detectors, etc). I wish them the best futures imaginable, and the same for TAPS.
(BONUS: Dustin’s coming back for a couple episodes!!! YEEEESSSS!!!)
Right around the time that these three were announcing their departures, Pilgrim Studios released a casting call for Ghost Hunters, looking for a new paranormal investigator. Let me tell you: I put my application in without a second thought!! (Put yours in here: Producers of the Ghost Hunters Franchise Looking For a New Paranormal Investigator)
Buuuut in light of reading Adam and Amy’s posts about demanding schedules, I’m not sure that I want to join the group. I mean, I would give ANYTHING to be best friends with TAPS and Josh Gates, getting to know them and investigate with them from time-to-time, but I have my writing to worry about. Midwest Writers is coming up on July 23rd and my brother’s wedding is on September 6th. It sounds like Pilgrim Studios wants someone to dive straight in to the filming schedules. I might be willing to do that if I could negotiate these two commitments…
A part of me is hoping I never get an email. Not that I’m expecting it because, let’s face it, probably 5,000 people have applied by now. I hope that someone who wants to dedicate all their time to the paranormal will get contacted. I love the paranormal, learning new things about it, and investigating, but it seems more like a hobby to me than a yearning desire to do it professionally. My true desire is in my writing and especially Angel.
My plan right now is to finish up my submissions to Midwest Writers and to continue pounding out chapters until July 23rd comes around. The only time I would stop would be if I got contacted by Pilgrim Studios. But I’m not anticipating it. Life goes on and I wish whoever gets to be cast with the Ghost Hunters THE BEST ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE EVER.
As for me? I think mine’s waiting at Midwest Writers and with Angel.
What about you guys? Are you going to enter? Leaving questions and comments below!!
*runs off to write*
UPDATE — Also please check out As A Side Note (to Ghost Hunters Casting) for more ranting on the subject of writing and worrying. Really I just hate waiting for news sometimes.