THE Syfy Channel, the leader in paranormal reality programming, has greenlit a new hour-long series, Paranormal Investigators (working title), it was announced on March 16th by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy, and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Paranormal Investigators will separate fact from fiction by scouring the web and traveling the world in an attempt to uncover the truth behind some of the most compelling, unexplained supernatural and paranormal occurences caught on camera. The series is executive produced by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern for BASE Productions, and is a co-production with Sci Fi Channel Europe LLC. The six episodes of Paranormal Investigators will commence production in spring 2010 and premieres on Syfy, Thursday, July 15th @ 10 p.m. EST/PST.
“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 Stern. “Our new partnership with BASE Productions is an exciting way to continue to grow our development mission of imagination based entertainment.”
The six-person team, led by former FBI Spacial Agent Ben Hansen, consists of Larry Caughlan, Jael de Pardo, Chi-Lan Lieu, Bill Murphy and Austin Porter. In each episode, the team will first analyze and debate potential cases by reviewing intriguing and unusual scenes and images captured on video and posted online by “eyewitnesses” from all over the world. This wide-ranging phenomena can include ghosts, poltergeist activity, UFOs, alien and creature sightings and past lives.
After agreeing on which video warrants further investigation, the team will embark on a full investigation in order to try to explain the unexplainable and dispel hoaxes from fact. They will try to re-create images, carry out scientific experiments, and search for clues and evidence using the latest technology and investigative techniques in order to answer the question, “Is this real?”
“Paranormal Investigators will take viewers inside the creepy and mysterious world of paranormal behavior,” said 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.”