Syfy orders 'Paranormal Investigators' reality series, to debut July 15
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/17/2010
Syfy announced it has ordered Paranormal Investigators, a new reality series that will follow a team of specialists as they attempt to uncover supernatural and paranormal occurrences caught on camera.
The series is currently slated to premiere Thursday, July 15 at 10PM ET/PT.
"Paranormal Investigators is a strong and natural fit for our growing Syfy reality slate and will be in great company alongside our successful Ghost Hunters franchise," said Syfy programming executive Mark Stern.
Paranormal Investigators' six-person team consists of leader former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, as well as Larry Caughlan, Jael de Pardo, Chi-Lan Lieu, Bill Murphy and Austin Porter.
In each episode, the team will first analyze and discuss potential cases by reviewing scenes and images captured on video and posted online by "eyewitnesses" from all over the world.
After agreeing on which needs further investigation, the team will attempt to see if it was real or a hoax by recreating images, carrying out scientific experiments, and searching for clues and evidence using the latest technology and investigative techniques.
"Paranormal Investigators will take viewers inside the creepy and mysterious world of paranormal behavior," said executive producer John Brenkus. "In each episode, investigators armed with the latest in high-tech equipment set out to uncover the truth behind compelling images, to dispel or prove their accuracy."
The tentatively-titled series is slated to begin filming its six-episode season this spring and is being produced by BASE Productions.
In addition to Paranormal Investigators, Syfy announced that Mary Knows Best -- a new reality series starring psychic Mary Occhino -- will premiere Thursday, July 15 at 9PM ET/PT.