Haunted Collector Axed By SyFy Channel


It looks like another Paranormal Show is getting the axe from Syfy Channel. Haunted Collector has been officially cancelled via a phone interview to a Syfy Executive.

Rumors have been circulating the internet from John Zaffis’ social pages about the show being cancelled in October. A Facebook post from John Zaffis from October 31, quotes: “hi all just letting you know haunted collector will not be coming back sorry to all our fans”

Fans of the doomed show responded with sadness and disbelief, and some offered support.

“For some reason networks will suddenly go against all that the viewers watch. A Haunting on Discovery Channel is a prime example. But by no means the only one that has done this. I know that Mr Zaffis will continue doing what he does best, helping those with paranormal problems.” posted one fan.

“Well will no longer be watching the Syfy channel, this was the best show on there. I did not care for Ghost Hunter, it looked totally fake, but this show was more real then that and I liked it.” - Added another fan.

Brian Cano, another cast member from the show, left a lengthy blog post about his agitated disbelief of the show being cancelled.John Zaffis

It is sad to see that great shows like this are following in a wake of cancellations, while making room for other shows. What will happen now to the cast and crew of Haunted Collector? Will Johnny Zaffis continue in the demonology field and move forward on helping people with paranormal problems? Only time will tell.

Let us know how you feel about this and other paranormal show cancellations by leaving a comment below, we would love to know what the watchers and fans think.

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Darby Turmovik is a paranormal reporter from South Carolina who has been covering subjects in the Paranormal Field for over 20 years. He contributes to Haunted Locations Magazine, Ghost Hunters Weekly and writes for several paranormal related blogs and websites.

42 Responses to Haunted Collector Axed By SyFy Channel

  1. Barry Dibble Reply

    January 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    But yet they keep stupid shit on like “Face Off” and their other crappy reality shows. I hope another channel picks them up. There is one more show that if it goes so will “Syfy”!!!!!!!!!

    • Candy L Reply

      May 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Yes,what does “Face-off” have to with Science Fiction?!I guess next it will be Ghost Hunters.

    • pamela Reply

      July 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      WHAT!!!!!!!! They have lost their minds!!! This was the only show worth watching on Syfy. I looked forward to Wednesday night every week. I really hope another network pick them up. This was a great show and it was so real.

    • stephen Reply

      July 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      What a great show! Why would they can cell it?????????makes no sense!

  2. blaine Reply

    January 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I think SyFy sucks it had much better shows when it was Sci-Fi they lost more than the just the name. I don’t watch it at all now and don’t plan to.

  3. jerry ginter Reply

    January 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm


  4. Orgillon Reply

    January 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    HC was a good fun show, but at least they had a show, and a good gig for a while but what another season and another etc… That’s the business in network television get over it, and what’s wrong with FaceOff ? why the negativity keep it to yourself no one cares already.

    • Jennifer Reply

      March 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      I care!! Face off has gotten so boring and mundane too!!

  5. Amy Reply

    January 15, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Still totally disgusted with SyFy’s decision to cancel HC..I enjoyed it much more than Ghost Hunters they had better stories and the crew brought you into their investigation..

  6. Kirsty Reply

    January 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Unfortunately? People like to watch borderline Voyeurism, people making stupid mockeries of their lives by creating a big bubble for us to watch them in.

    We as Paranormal lovers unfortunately get shot in the foot when they are looking for someone to cull!

    Your lucky you got some many shows! we hardly have any UK side, and the ones that do show are repeats!

    Tis a shame as i managed to catch this show one time and i thought it was really good. Im sure John will come up with some other form of keeping this alive im sure.

  7. Jennifer McClain Reply

    January 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

    It saddens me to see that this show is being cancelled when John Zaffis (who I’ve personally met and can say is such a wonderful man) the nephew of the great Ed and Lorraine Warren (without them this field would not be what is today) has been studying the paranormal and demonology for 29 years, and has been referred to as the Godfather of the paranormal just to make room for the amateurs and nonsense paranormal shows who do not have a quarter of his knowledge in the matter. I enjoyed the show very much and have much respect for this man. Terrible decision SYFY!!!!

  8. Marie Reply

    January 16, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I think that was a good show the only I would watch on SYfY I hope that another channel would pick them up

  9. Kesha Reply

    January 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    HI ADMINS how can one contact this site ,i have an enquiry/important info for you guys about Ghost hunters that you have missed. Please provide an email address as the one provided on the forum does not work!


  10. Samantha Reply

    January 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I’m only 13 but I loved that show and I really want to find out history about my house because it is really old and it creeps me out all of the time I don’t need a paranormal investigation because I any afford it and I do t think my house is haunted but I want to find out history about my house because it is really creepy if anyone has any good history websites please tell me I really need to find ou the history

  11. joan Reply

    January 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I think haunted collector is by far better and more realistic than ghost hunter. I am hoping syfy will change their mind and let season 4 and more air on their channel.

  12. Corlis Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I am sad to see HC go by the wayside too. But that is no reason to bash Ghost Hunters. I think they are the best paranormal ghost hunting show on TV. I don’t think they are fake at all. I have watched them since they first came on! They seem to be the most honest ones on, period! Keep up the good work Jason and Steve and the crew!!!

    • Jennifer Reply

      March 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      I love ghost hunters also!! ….but why are they only showing aprox. 6 new episodes at a time!! ?? …….so frustrated with this channel now!!

    • Martin Vartanian Reply

      July 24, 2014 at 12:35 am

      You don”t think ghost hunters is fake ?..at all ?.
      If you are certain of that statement then i have a few bridges you might be interested in buying…and oh yeah…Ghost Hunter Crew says they are HAUNTED !!
      Now that I am done being a smart ass I can assure that their show is 100% scripted and that Jason is responsible for the total lack of science in the last 5 or so seasons..he became a producer…saw money to be made by exploiting the half wit audience and pursued it…he is no different then any other reality show star that quite doing the show for principle and focused only on Money…oh the things I could tell you about the show..do you EVEN know the REAL reason Grant left ?

  13. Jennifer Reply

    March 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I loved haunted collector!! It’s a shame the Sci-Fi channel is turning into network television with shows similar to “the survivor” …and face off….the only program I watch on the Sci Fi channel now is ghost hunters!! ….and their “season runs” are getting shorter and shorter!! I loved the channel when it had ghost hunters, followed by ghost hunters international, then also the haunted collector and one of my biggest favorites was with josh gates and his crew!! ….now there are only regular network shows on….face off is really boring, and their new series are also a yawn…if ghost hunters goes….so do I…..!!!!! …..face off and the show comparable to the network version of the survivor are NOT SCI- Fi programming….they are just shows the other networks apparently would not pick up!!!

  14. Shari Rutherford Reply

    April 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I can not believe they cancelled the show! Wed night on Syfy was my favorite night of the week. I loved all of their paranormal shows. Seems they dont care its one of their most popular nights for veiwers.

  15. Roberta Kellogg Reply

    April 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I thought that SyFy really had it going on as far as being a channel where they were getting into something that is breaking through many taboos, and finding out what is really out there in the paranormal world. They had a line up of good shows that enlightened people, educated them, if you will, and also let folks know that there is a community out there who DOES care, and believe, and will help them in a time of need. You were my Wednesday night fix. I may still turn you on to catch Ghost Hunters, but I think you have alienated enough of us, that you just may be hurting them in the rating games, also. People won’t want to watch your channel, and therefore won’t watch them, either. You are making a monumental mistake here when you had the tiger by the tail. There are better shows on YouTube that I will go to now to watch. At least they have Paranormal TV there. Your original movies are laughable, and in the long run, you will most likely see that we, the viewers were right, and you will be sorry. Man, ya’ll had the Godfather of the Paranormal…..what idiots… sorry just calling it like I see it….VERY DISAPOINTED IN FLORIDA

  16. Kay Reply

    April 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    NOoooooo! How can they cancel “The Hanuted Collector”? That was the best of all the ghost hubyibg shows. It was actually real. The stuff we saw him collect w/ energy attached to it went in his museum. It was real, actual, and factual. The used scientic method and deduction to figure what the problem was. Akk thise other shows dont do that. John Zaffis has even been on other shows like A Haunting because before his show was on people would come to him because he was the real deal. Im really disappointed in SyFy. I cant believe that. That show was great and the cast was great at explaining things so that people who didnt k B-) ow a whole lot about the paranormal could understand. Im really sad. Ill miss brian too. He was so intelligent it was such a turn on. And John deserves hos own show more then anyobe else. He knows more about that feild of study then anyone else. hell hes been doing it for 40 plus yrs. In this day in age when we dont yet have all the technology needed to studay, communicate, understand, and know all there is to know about the beyond John knew a great deal. He also wasnt a phony. When he didnt kbow or didnt understand; he didnt lie and act like he knew everything he would just say im not sure yet but lets cobtinue on with the investigation and keep digging. I prey that other networks will offer to pick up the show. Ill miss you guys so much.

  17. Helen McHorse Reply

    April 28, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I am very disappointed with Syfy Channel. I always turned on Wednesday all day because of the paranormal shows. Now they have shows that have nothing to do with paranormal, such as wrestling, what is paranormal about that, it needs to be on sports channel where it belongs. You’ll had a terrific channel with interesting things, now it really sucks. Bring back all our paranormal activities shows, or a lot of viewers will not watch SYFY. It is getting to be something it does not stand for by it’s name.

  18. Karen Oppy Reply

    May 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I was very sad to find out that Haunted Collector was cancelled. I thought John Zaffis and his team were extremely dedicated, talented and fascinating to watch. It was one of the best shows on TV. And Wednesday night was my favorite night of television on the Syfy Channel. I don’t understand the decision, it makes no sense. I hope another channel will pick them up. They are too good not to be recognized for the wonderful work they do in helping people with their paranormal problems.

  19. Margie Reply

    May 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I was waiting for the new Haunted Collector programs. Now checking here and find it’s cancelled. They cancelled Ghost Mine, too. Every time there’s a good show, they cancel it. There isn’t much left so guess I won’t be watching the Syfy channel.

  20. Sandra Reply

    May 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I just found out today that Haunted Collector won’t be returning for a 4th season (I kept thinking I’d see an ad for it, but it never happened).

    Why? This was one of my favorite paranormal shows, along with The Dead Files. :(

    Miss you, John Zaffis!

  21. Linda Reply

    June 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I am so disappointed by the cancellation of Haunted Collector… Loved that show and the folks in it. Seems that whatever I really like (whether makeup, a lipstick color, or TV show) some idiot decides to pull the plug. Go figure! Hey SyFy… Bring back Haunted Collector and keep Ghost Hunters alive… by the way, what happened to Ghost Hunters International? All you have now are stupid shows I don’t watch!

  22. Mike Reply

    June 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Syfy is going downhill fast. The only show I’ll watch now is GH and when they cancel that, it’ll be bye bye SyFy

  23. Jessica Reply

    July 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    This show, “Deep South Paranormal” was the only reason why I watched SyFy. Now that both aren’t on anymore, I find it stupid

  24. Sherylann Morris Shirely Reply

    July 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I use to watch the SyFy Channel all the time, no more. I understand the movies they are make believe of something that is doesn’t exist. But the Haunted Collector had the proof that makes us understand what sometimes is hard to believe! Why were they cut off? Why can’t they come back? If you care about your SyFy Channel do something that attracts people to see it and to follow your programming, give us TV series that we the public enjoy. You are the controllers of your channel, but without your public is nothing. Thanks!

  25. John Smith Reply

    July 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Me and my family faithfully watched Haunted Collector every week.We enjoyed this show greatly. They should take Ghost hunters off, there really boring and they never show anything.But all they say is did you see that or did you hear that.On Haunted collector there was action.Bring back Haunted Collector …..

  26. Ellen McCrory Reply

    August 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I cannot believe you cancelled Haunted Collector I’m a senior citizen who became very interested in the paranormal after having my own experience in our last home.
    Ghost Hunters is more acting then realistic bring back Haunted Collector

  27. THE WATCHER Reply

    August 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Greetings to all. I’m known only as – The Watcher. The Haunted Collector was one of the best Paranormal shows ever. It gave you the facts, and no BS. John Zaffis is one of the Best in the fields of Paranormal. He has dedicated his live to finding out what is going on in peoples lives. And why there world has been turned up side down. Him, and his Great team check out everything that they can about what might be happening. They give great interviews asking other if they might know what might be going on. Once they get the facts? They use some of the best equipment to check things out. They also use there commence, and knowledge to find out what is going on, and why people has being haunted. I have been a big fan of the show ever since it came on. I was so hooked that that hour that it was on was gone in no time. Then – BOOM! They where canceled? This to me is a very poor chose indeed. They keep – Ghost Hunters on? Why? They had a big deal some time ago when one of there fellow hunters left the show. Then went public on how fake it was. I check into this, and did find out it is a bunch of BS – Big Time. All they do is setup a bunch of house cameras. Walk around, and say? Did you hear that? After a loud noise was heard. Because one of the big crew members tossed something. Then the create a – Shadow person. And say? Did you see that? It was created by someone walking in front of an IR Light. Then the camera picks up the shadow. Very simple to do. I have been in the FX business for over 30 years. I can reproduce everything on that show. Then when they do talk? They make no since at all? But when – John Zaffis, and his team talk? They make it so easy to understand. To add to this as well? I have been investigating the paranormal for over 25 years. With my knowledge of – FX? I can debunk just about anything. I would work with – John Zaffis, and his team anytime – anywhere for free just to help people out as he does. You could not pay me enough to work for ghost hunters. And what does Cosplay, and Face Off – WW Wresting, and the rest of the crap on that station have to do with SYFY? If it’s the money? Then they are heading on the wrong path. My hart is sad. But I know we have not seen the last of – Haunted Collector. You are a good man Mr. Zaffis. And your family, and team are the best.
    The Watcher

  28. mom vereen Reply

    August 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I really liked haunted collector, one of my fav shows!unlike faceoff which is BORING!!!?

  29. Kelly Ritchie Reply

    August 29, 2014 at 2:20 am

    It was original…..I liked the whole cast and how they went out of their way to help “normal” people out there solve their issues…..They never left someone until they had found the root of the problem. Bad decision….I hope someone picks the show up. Very sad fan……

  30. Carol Gehring Reply

    September 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    My sister and nieces and husbands, all got together to watch The Haunted Collector on Wednesday nights. We loved John Zaffis and his team And how different it was!!

    Who makes these decisions to axe a show that is absolutely successful??

    I agree with everyone who wrote in before me, this is enough to forgot the SYFI channel all together!!

    Bring The Haunted Collector back!!

  31. Johanna Carpenter Reply

    September 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I was very sad that they took ” Haunted Collector” off the air. It was the Best program you had on SyFy Chanel, please bring them back, they made it interesting and it wasn’t fake. Wish it had been on longer than you let it live! Shame on you. People !! Please bring it back.
    !!!!!!!! Thank you for listening, Johanna

  32. Dorian Burton Reply

    September 28, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I’ve loved John Zaffis since the first time I saw him on “A Haunting in Conn.” and other episodes of “A Haunting”. He’s very warm and seems to genuinely care about the people in an investigation. I am hoping the show will be brought back, like “A Haunting” was brought back.

  33. Karen Reply

    October 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I am soooo over SyFy. They keep putting stupid CRAP on for instance FACE OFF, Town of the living dead (dumb), Spartacus, ZNation what is this crap!!! I don’t watch the show anymore!!! How does face off stay on the air. Atleast Haunted Collector, Ghost Mine and even Paranormal witness I haven’t seen keep us entertained and interested. This bull that have on now should disconnect that channel for GOOD. They need to show those scary shows during October because I am so freaking tired of Jason, Freddy and Michael Myers!!! Get it together Syfy!!!! Maybe if everyone stops watching that show, they will wake up!

  34. Syfy Hater Reply

    October 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    About time this useless, SCAMMER was taken off the air. All he ever did was go in, case the place, then claim the most expensive item was “haunted” so he could “store” it in his PERSONAL museum, WITHOUT paying the owner for said item. Fucking scumbag. They should have jailed his fraud ass.

  35. Virginia E. Reply

    January 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I barely watch Syfy channel now ever since they took away HC. I had something to look forward to every week and even recorded the episodes. Really sad!

  36. Kristine Reply

    March 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I’m totally over Syfy and can only hope that others are as well. Who wants to watch the utter garbage they now air.

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