Sky Living axes Most Haunted

Sky Living{jcomments on}Sky Living has announced it has axed its paranormal investigative series Most Haunted after 14 seasons.

Most Haunted was fronted by Yvette Fielding and launched on Living, as it was then, in 2002. It quickly became one of the channels most famous and popular programmes and as such became the ‘victim’ of some spoof sketches. Most Haunted also spawned several sister shows such as an eight-part mini-series based in America.

Last year Yvette Fielding announced she was stepping down from her hosting roles but at the time Sky Living did not comment on the future status of the series. Now it has confirmed it has decided not to renew the series and is handing back the rights to the show to the production company – allowing Most Haunted to move to another channel should one be interested.

“We have decided not to recommission Most Haunted and will be giving Antix Productions the right to take it to another channel if they wish,” Sky Living said. “We would like to thank Yvette Fielding and Karl Beattie for all of their hard work and commitment over the years.” – Statement by Sky Living

Over its fourteen seasons the paranormal series clocked up an impressive 185 episodes. The first series episodes were only half an hour long but from the second season onwards episodes were 45 minutes in length. Derek Acorah was part of the Most Haunted team until 2005.