Marcel Vigneron show among eight new reality shows Syfy developing
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/17/2010
Syfy announced it is currently developing eight new reality series -- including Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, which will star Top Chefsecond-season runner-up Marcel Vigneron.
Each Marcel's Quantum Kitchen episode will follow the molecular gastronomist and his new catering and event company as they concoct a theme and cuisine at the request of different clientele. Events Vigneron will plan include a fairytale graduation party, a Goth-rock fashion show, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new subway line.
Marcel's Quantum Kitchen is being produced by Intuitive Entertainment.
In addition to Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, Syfy is also developing Force of Nature, The Latimer Project, Mr. Impossible, Paranormal Files, Face Off, The Dome Experiment, and Untitled Artifact Search Series.
Force of Nature will follow Ariel Towne, a Feng Shui master who is hired by various clients to help them rearrange spaces including personal homes, restaurants, stores, and sports arenas. Each episode will conclude with the newly-redesigned space being revealed. Force of Nature is being produced by Evolution Media.
The Latimer Project will star three time World Champion of Magic and owner of Latimer Corp Jason Latimer as he works with his master builders and thinkers to create, design and execute various illusions. Pilgrim Films is producing The Latimer Project.
Mr. Impossible will follow inventor Dezso Molnar as he creates unimaginable inventions. The series is being produced by Story House Productions.
Paranormal Files will mix firsthand testimony and realistic drama to recreate paranormal experiences that defy explanation. The series is being produced by Raw TV's Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton, the same production team behind National Geographic Channel's Locked Up Abroad.
Face Off is a competition/elimination series that will pit special-effects make-up artists against each other and tasks them with using different skill sets -- including prosthetics, 3-D design, animatronics, sculpting, puppeteering, casting and molding -- to complete different challenges. Face Off is being produced by Mission Control.
The Dome Experiment will document 12 test subjects from various walks of life and seal them in a bio-environment known as "The Dome."
The subjects will rely on each other for needs ranging from food and shelter to entertainment and security while also competing in various challenges and experiments "designed to expose the true nature of humanity," according to SyFy. The Dome Experiment is being produced by 3 Ball Productions.
Untitled Artifact Search Series will travel the world in search of some of history's greatest relics and artifacts -- all of which are believed to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for ancient and modern cultures. Untitled Artifact Search Series is being produced by Mission Control.