For my money the only paranormal show worth its salt is “Destination Truth”, but that doesn’t mean I won’t consume new bits of spooky stuff like a bag of BBQ potato chips when it comes my way!
According to The Hollywood Reporter Syfy will announce at Tuesday’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York that it has picked up a trio of reality series — “Haunted Collector”, “Legend Quest” and “Paranormal Witness” — to launch later this year. The series will join the net’s growing cadre of unscripted hits, including “Ghost Hunters”, “Destination Truth” and “Face Off”, which was recently renewed for a second season.
“Haunted Collector”, a working title, centers on a family of renowned paranormal investigators who spend their time tracking down haunted items. The family then houses its collections — think guns, jewelry, paintings and dolls — in its museum. The series, from Gurney Prods.’ Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney, will be paired with the second season of “Hollywood Treasure”, beginning in June.
A month later Syfy will roll out “Legend Quest”, an action-adventure series that follows real-life symbologist Ashley Cowie as he travels the world in search of hidden, mystical artifacts. Each episode is designed to combine Indiana Jones-style adventure and Da Vinci Code-type connections as theories are explored. The series is a co-production from BASE Production’s John Brenkus and Mickey Stern and Universal Networks International.
Finally, “Paranormal Witness”, a drama-documentary series from Raw TV, the creative team behind “Locked Up Abroad” and “Gold Rush Alaska”. The show will bring to life the stories of people who claim to have lived through paranormal experiences. Episodes will feature a mixture of first-hand testimony and gritty drama. Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton will serve as executive producers on the show, which is set to premiere in September.
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