The Haunted Hathaways

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The Haunted Hathaways
The Haunted Hathaways titlecard.jpg
Genre Sitcom
Created by Robert Peacock
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 47 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Robert Peacock
Boyce Bugliari
Jamie McLaughlin
Location(s) Paramount Studios
Hollywood, California
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Bugliari/McLaughlin Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) – March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)[citation needed]

The Haunted Hathaways is a Nickelodeon sitcom television series that began airing on 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 ways. The show's first season was originally going to consist of 20 episodes, but on August 21, 2013, the first season was picked up for 6 more episodes, bringing the first season up to 26 episodes.[1] On October 21, 2013, Nickelodeon renewed The Haunted Hathaways for a second season of 22 episodes however only 21 were produced.[2] The second season started airing on June 28, 2014. The series was filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.[3]The last episode aired on March 5, 2015.

Premise[edit]

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 using their ghost powers and normal human powers.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Amber Montana as Taylor Hathaway, the daughter of Michelle Hathaway, and the older sister of Frankie Hathaway. As seen in the first episode, she is a talented gymnast who cares about her work and is easily agitated by her family and the Prestons.
  • Curtis Harris as Miles Preston, the older son of Ray and older brother of Louie. He is the most well-mannered of the Preston ghosts, and tries the hardest to socialize with humans, especially Taylor. Miles does his best to help Taylor with her problems, but he tends to do more harm than good.
  • Benjamin Flores, Jr. as Louie Preston, the son of Ray Preston, and is Miles Preston's younger brother. He tends to be rude and a little bit on the sarcastic side. He loves haunting and scaring people, though he hasn't quite mastered it yet. Louie doesn't understand why the Hathaways have to live with them in their house and isn't always so nice to the Hathaways.
  • Breanna Yde as Frankie Hathaway, the daughter of Michelle Hathaway, and the younger sister of Taylor Hathaway. She is considered strange by her peers, and embraces the idea of living with ghosts. Frankie doesn't easily get along with her older sister, Taylor, because they have different ways of dealing with things. Frankie and Louie have a complicated relationship because Frankie is often better at scaring people than he is.
  • Ginifer King as Michelle Hathaway, the good-hearted single mother of Taylor and Frankie. She is divorced and along with her two daughters lives with the Prestons. Michelle is a skilled baker who owns a cake shop called Pie Squared. Michelle tries to get along with her daughter Taylor, but they always think of things differently and their problems tend to be controversial. Michelle and Ray also find a complicated relationship because of their different styles of parenting.
  • Chico Benymon as Ray Preston, the father of Miles and Louie. As seen in the first episode, he plays the saxophone. Ray prefers a laid-back lifestyle, so he isn't very good at disciplining his sons when they misbehave.
  • Keshaun Altman as James Preston, the cousin of Miles and Louie Preston. He lives in ghost world with his parents. James fits in better with Louie than Miles because James likes to haunt.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Brec Bassinger as Emma, a girl on Taylor's gymnastics team and goes to Taylor's school who tends to not understand much of what people around her do understand. Emma is also very clumsy and ditzy.
  • Juliette Angelo as Meadow, a girl who joins Taylor's gymnastics team and becomes Taylor's best friend. After an accident in the Hathaways' house, she gains the ability to see ghosts and soon becomes friends with Miles, not knowing that Miles is a ghost. She, however, does find out about Miles and her new-found ability and is fine with it (for the most part).
  • Kayla Maisonet as Lilly, a girl who attends the same school Taylor Hathaway attends and is on the school's gymnastics team.
  • Artie O'Daly as Clay Bannister, a very well-known food critic who gives reviews on bakeries in the New Orleans area.
  • Ava Cantrell as Penelope Pritchard, a girl who attends the same school as Frankie Hathaway and is known for her crazy obsession with dolls. She is very wealthy and she doesn't like Frankie that much.
  • Kim Yarbrough as Madame Lebeuf, a mystical and spiritual woman who makes a living by exorcising unwanted ghosts.
  • Fred Stoller as Mr. Dobson, Louie's teacher at Ichabod Crane Academy.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31)
2 21[4] June 28, 2014 (2014-06-28) March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The series premiered on July 13, 2013 and scored 3.3 million viewers, after a brand new Sam & Cat.[5][6] The next episode that aired scored 2.8 million viewers. As of November 2014, the most watched episode is 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.[7] The same episode received 138,000 viewers in the United Kingdom.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 [11] Children's Script – Episodic and Specials Bob Smiley for "Haunted Heartthrob" Won
Writers Guild of America Award [12] 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 [13]
Curtis Harris Nominated [13]

Broadcast[edit]

The series originally premiered on July 13, 2013 on Nickelodeon. It premiered on YTV[14] and Nickelodeon (Australia and New Zealand) on November 25 2013.[15] It premiered on Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland) on November 5, 2013.[16] Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) premiered the series on November 18, 2013[17] and Nickelodeon (Africa) on December 9, 2013.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 21, 2013). "Nickelodeon’s ‘Haunted Hathaways’ Gets Order For 6 More Episodes, Return Date". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Nickelodeon Renews 'Haunted Hathaways', Orders More 'See Dad Run'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  3. ^ Akers, Greg. "From Memphis to Hollywood". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  4. ^ "The Haunted Hathaways — Episode Guide". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 16, 2013). "Cable Top 25: 'Rizzoli & Isles' Again Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending July 14, 2013". TVBytheNumbers.com. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 15, 2013). "Nickelodeon's 'The Haunted Hathaways' Bows With More Than 3 Million Total Viewers". TVBytheNumbers.com. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pay TV Ratings". tvtonight.com.au. November 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Hinckley, David (July 13, 2013). "‘The Haunted Hathaways,’ TV review". nydailynews.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ Saraiya, Sonia (July 13, 2013). "The Haunted Hathaways debuts tonight on Nickelodeon at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.". avclub.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Writers Guild TV Nominations: 'True Detective', 'Louie' Lead Way, Amazon Breaks Through With 'Transparent'". December 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Writers Guild TV Nominations: 'True Detective', 'Louie' Lead Way, Amazon Breaks Through With 'Transparent'". December 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)". Variety. 
  14. ^ "YTV Fast Forwards to Fall with Eight Side-Splitting New Series". newswire.ca. June 27, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ Knox, David (December 4, 2013). "Foxtel: Summer highlights for kids". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ "A look at the New school year". vimn.com. September 2, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ "The Haunted Hathaways - Nickelodeon Asia". google.com. 
  18. ^ "Nickelodeon Africa To Premiere "The Haunted Hathaways" On Monday 9th December 2013". blogspot.com. 8 December 2013. 

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