The Haunted is a TV series about animals being able to sense hauntings and other kinds of paranormal activity. It was advertised as "Chronicles true, chilling and terrifying stories of animals and their owners who are experiencing the unexplainable". It first aired on the channel Animal Planet in 2009, following Fatal Attractions? and ran for three seasons. The reason that the series did not have a long run was largely due to complaints that its contents were fake. In spite of this complaint, the first episode "Lost Souls of the Asylum" received quite good ratings. Each episode had a different director.