|The Haunted Hathaways|
|Created by||Robert Peacock|
|Theme music composer||Adam Schlesinger|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||47 (list of episodes)|
|Production locations||Paramount Studios |
|Cinematography||James W. Robinson|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production companies||Bugliari/McLaughlin Productions|
|Original release||July 13, 2013 –|
March 5, 2015
The Haunted Hathaways is an American television supernatural sitcom that began airing on Nickelodeon July 13, 2013, and ended on March 5, 2015. It tells the story of a single mother and her two daughters who move into a home occupied by three ghosts, a single father and his two sons. The two families solve their problems using the ghost powers and normal human methods.
The series tells the story of a mother named Michelle Hathaway moving her two daughters, Taylor and Frankie, to New Orleans where they open a bakery. They come to find out that the house is haunted by Ray Preston and his two sons, Miles and Louie, as they are actually ghosts. The families learn how to live with each other and tackle everyday problems together.
Main article: List of The Haunted Hathaways episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||July 13, 2013||May 31, 2014|
|2||21||June 28, 2014||March 5, 2015|
Nickelodeon ordered the series pilot, directed by Bruce Leddy, in August 2012, and ordered 20 episodes in January 2013. On August 21, 2013, six additional episodes were picked up, bringing the first season up to a total 26 episodes. On October 21, 2013, Nickelodeon renewed The Haunted Hathaways for a second season.
The second season started airing on June 28, 2014. The series was filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. The last episode aired on March 5, 2015.
The series originally premiered on July 13, 2013 on Nickelodeon. It premiered on YTV on October 7, 2013 and Nickelodeon (Australia and New Zealand) on November 25, 2013. It premiered on British Nickelodeon on November 5, 2013. Asian Nickelodeon premiered the series on November 18, 2013 and African Nickelodeon on December 9, 2013.
Reruns of the series aired on Nickelodeon until March 19, 2015. The series returned with reruns on May 4, 2015 in the United States on Nicktoons and TeenNick.
The Haunted Hathaways has generally received a positive reception. David Hinckley of the New York Daily News says that it has the traditions of "smashing two very different families together" and "having a normal level of sitcom zaniness compounded by the unexpected appearance of the supernatural." He enjoyed the idea of a traditional sitcom every once in a while. Sonia Saraiya of The A.V. Club claims it to be "unique and slightly convoluted" She also said that it has an "interesting" gender and racial breakdown.
The series premiered on July 13, 2013 and scored 3.3 million viewers, after a brand new Sam & Cat. The next episode that aired scored 2.8 million viewers. As of November 2014[update], the most watched episode is the Pilot with 3.3 million viewers. The second most watched episode is Haunted Sleepover with 2.8 million viewers, and the least watched episode is Haunted Revenge with 1.23 million viewers. In Australia "Pilot" received 47,000 viewers making it the third most watched Nickelodeon broadcast that day. The same episode received 138,000 viewers in the United Kingdom.
|2014||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actor||Benjamin Flores Jr.||Nominated|
|Imagen Awards||Best Young Actress||Amber Montana||Nominated|
|Imagen Awards||Best Young Actor||Benjamin Flores Jr.||Won|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Children's Script – Episodic and Specials||Bob Smiley for "Haunted Heartthrob"||Won|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Children's Script – Episodic and Specials||Boyce Bugliari & Jamie McLaughlin for "Haunted Sisters"||Nominated|
|2015||NAACP Image Award||Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/ Children's Program - (Series or Special)||Amber Montana||Nominated|