The Haunted Hathaways
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Genre
Created byRobert Peacock
Starring
Theme music composerAdam Schlesinger
ComposerNick Pierone
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes47 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Robert Peacock
  • Boyce Bugliari
  • Jamie McLaughlin
ProducersMike Dieffenbach
Dionne Kirschner
Production locationsParamount Studios
Hollywood, California
CinematographyJames W. Robinson
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesBugliari/McLaughlin Productions
Nickelodeon Productions
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseJuly 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) –
March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)

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.

Premise

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.

Episodes

Main article: List of The Haunted Hathaways episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13)May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31)
221June 28, 2014 (2014-06-28)March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Production

Nickelodeon ordered the series pilot, directed by Bruce Leddy, in August 2012,[1] and ordered 20 episodes in January 2013.[2][3] On August 21, 2013, six additional episodes were picked up, bringing the first season up to a total 26 episodes.[4] On October 21, 2013, Nickelodeon renewed The Haunted Hathaways for a second season.[5]

The second season started airing on June 28, 2014. The series was filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.[6] The last episode aired on March 5, 2015.

Broadcast

The series originally premiered on July 13, 2013 on Nickelodeon. It premiered on YTV on October 7, 2013[7] and Nickelodeon (Australia and New Zealand) on November 25, 2013.[8] It premiered on British Nickelodeon on November 5, 2013.[9] Asian Nickelodeon premiered the series on November 18, 2013[10] and African Nickelodeon on December 9, 2013.[11]

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.

Reception

Critical

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.[12] 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.[13]

Ratings

The series premiered on July 13, 2013 and scored 3.3 million viewers, after a brand new Sam & Cat.[14][15] The next episode that aired scored 2.8 million viewers. As of November 2014, 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.[16] The same episode received 138,000 viewers in the United Kingdom.[17]

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Nominated work Result
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[18] Children's Script – Episodic and Specials Bob Smiley for "Haunted Heartthrob" Won
Writers Guild of America Award[18] Children's Script – Episodic and Specials Boyce Bugliari & Jamie McLaughlin for "Haunted Sisters" Nominated
2015 NAACP Image Award[19] Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/ Children's Program - (Series or Special) Amber Montana Nominated
Curtis Harris Nominated

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies and Pilots" (Press release). Nickelodeon. August 3, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2017 – via The Futon Critic.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 18, 2013). "Nickelodeon Picks Up Comedy 'The Haunted Hathaways' To Series With 20-Episode Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Nickelodeon Unveils New Generation of Content for New Generation of Kids at Annual Upfront Presentation" (Press release). Nickelodeon. February 26, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2017 – via The Futon Critic.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 21, 2013). "Nickelodeon's 'Haunted Hathaways' Gets Order For 6 More Episodes, Return Date". Deadline Hollu. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 21, 2013). "Nickelodeon Renews 'Haunted Hathaways', Orders More 'See Dad Run'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  6. ^ Akers, Greg (August 8, 2013). "From Memphis to Hollywood". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "YTV Fast Forwards to Fall with Eight Side-Splitting New Series". newswire.ca. June 27, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  8. ^ Knox, David (December 4, 2013). "Foxtel: Summer highlights for kids". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "A look at the New school year". vimn. September 2, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  10. ^ "The Haunted Hathaways". Nickelodeon Asia.
  11. ^ "Nickelodeon Africa To Premiere "The Haunted Hathaways" On Monday 9th December 2013". NickAlive!. 8 December 2013.
  12. ^ Hinckley, David (July 13, 2013). "'The Haunted Hathaways,' TV review". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  13. ^ Saraiya, Sonia (July 13, 2013). "The Haunted Hathaways debuts tonight on Nickelodeon at 8:30 p.m. Eastern". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 16, 2013). "Cable Top 25: 'Rizzoli & Isles' Again Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending July 14, 2013". TVBytheNumbers.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 15, 2013). "Nickelodeon's 'The Haunted Hathaways' Bows With More Than 3 Million Total Viewers". TVBytheNumbers. Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  16. ^ "Pay TV Ratings". tvtonight.com.au. November 28, 2013.
  17. ^ "Weekly top 10 programmes". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Writers Guild TV Nominations: 'True Detective', 'Louie' Lead Way, Amazon Breaks Through With 'Transparent'". December 4, 2014.
  19. ^ "'Get On Up,' 'Selma,' 'Dear White People' Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)". Variety.