Nickelodeon Scares Up Laughs With New Live-Action Supernatural Comedy 'The Haunted Hathaways' Premiering Saturday July 13

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July 1st, 2013


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Santa Monica, Calif. July 1, 2013 Nickelodeon conjures up some supernatural fun in the brand-new live-action comedy series, The Haunted Hathaways, debuting Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  Created by veteran comedy writer-producer Robert Peacock (Reba, The Jeff Foxworthy Show), the scripted half-hour series features a talented ensemble cast and chronicles the journey of Michelle Hathaway and her two daughters Taylor and Frankie, as they move to New Orleans only to discover that their new home is already being occupied by a dad and his sons… who happen to be ghosts.  New episodes of The Haunted Hathaways will air regularly Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, and will also be available the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Vudu and other Download To Own storefronts.
“The Haunted Hathaways is a high-concept show that combines the ultimate blended family with a new dimension of fun to bring fresh and relatable storytelling for our audience,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. “Fans will be excited to see the silly hijinks and supernatural comedy that ensue as our talented creative team and ensemble cast bring these two families, literally from different worlds, to life.”
The Haunted Hathaways follows the adventures of a not-so-typical blended family. When Michelle Hathaway (Ginifer King) relocates to New Orleans, LA., to open a bakery with her daughters Taylor (Amber Montana) and Frankie (Breanna Yde), they quickly learn that life in the “Big Easy” is very different. Unbeknownst to them, their new home is already occupied by a ghost family comprised of jazz musician father Ray Preston (Chico Benymon), and his sons Miles (Curtis Harris) and Louie (Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr.).  After agreeing to live under one roof, they come to care about and rely on one another while driving each other crazy-- just like any normal family would. Though leery at first, the Hathaways soon discover how much fun life can be when living with ghosts.
The Haunted Hathaways is executive produced by Boyce Bugliari & Jamie McLaughlin (Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures).  The two have served as writing partners for over a decade, most recently writing for TV Land’s The Exes and MTV's Beavis and Butthead.  They also served as writers and producers for Comedy Central's Kid Notorious and their popular celebrity news parody The Showbiz Show with David Spade. 
  • blick

    Great, my least favourite poeple in one show, thanks nickelodeon

  • longer

    I’ve watch the pilot and it is not the best, remember its produced from the same person who created bucket and skinner

  • Jason

    The problem is Nickelodeon has been feverishly trying to cast live-action kids in these weekly shows but what they don’t realize is that the kids already grow up too fast forcing them to end these series when they reach adulthood. Besides, Double Dare and Legends of the Hidden Temple had different kids each episodes and they stay within the same age bracket they’re looking for.

  • jamie

    What Disney is doing right, Sickelodeon is doing wrong. They cancelled How To Rock, Victorious, Supah Ninjas, and Hollywood Heights for shows like Marvin, Marvin, Sam & Cat and this. Quite sad. I wouldn’t be surprised if this show also got cancelled after one season.

  • Finta

    @Jamie – Shh, Sam & Cat is awesome. Plus, out of all of your examples, Victorious is the only one that didn’t bomb in the ratings. I loved How To Rock, but it couldn’t stand on it’s two feet without a good lead in and Supah Ninjas just did dreadful.

  • Twist Of Fate

    @Finta Please don’t feed the trolls

  • love

    I find how to Rock better than Sam and cat, I think everyone is falling for that Dan Schneider trick, thinking that he is the greatest thing ever, but he is not, his shows are pretty much the same, nothing new and different, I love how to Rock, the acting may not be that great but it was a bright and fun show,just my view

  • Nathan

    This show sounds horrible. Sam & Cat will be the only live action show I watch on Nick until they offer something GOOD..

  • Twist Of Fate

    i’ve seen promos and it doesn’t look all that bad. im probably wrong seeing how much nickelodeon struggles with live-action. i seriously think nicks eventually going to have to be an all-cartoon channel. their the only nick has going for them.

  • k:Alex

    Why all multi-cam crap, Disney and Nickelodeon.
    Is ‘Big Time Rush’ the only single-cam comedy in kids tv?

  • 728huey

    It appears to me that Nickelodeon and Disney seem to go in cycles with their live action comedies. When Disney is up, Nickelodeon is down, and vice versa. Disney was kicking Nickelodeon’s rear end with Lizzie McGuire and Hannah Montana, but as Hilary Duff and Miley Cyrus got older and their shows went downhill, Nickelodeon was on the rise with Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, and the early seasons of iCarly and Victorious. But now Nickelodeon is slumping while Disney is on the rise again with Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, and A.N.T. Farm.

    As for Sam and Cat, the early episodes show Cat telling Sam that she needs to go to school, yet they never mention that she attends Hollywood Arts. And whatever happened to her friends Robbie and Jade?

  • Kim

    Looks like a great show !

  • jessie

    Cant wait to see show

  • Harold

    The social engineering at work is astounding… I just wish more people in America would pick up on it.

  • Mark

    The kids that play the two son ghosts are very young, people will be able to notice them grow up and they will fast. What are they going to do in a year when the kids grow up noticeably? (Ghosts do not age!)

  • Deborah

    OK. Yeah what are they gonna do when the ghosts grow up? How will they address how the family died?

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