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The Syfy Channel Expands Its Reality Programming

May 29, 2010

MARKING a major expansion of its reality programming, the Syfy Channel has announced it is greenlighting three new reality series, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, Paranormal Witness and Face Off. This broad-based slate builds upon the success of the channel’s unscripted programming such as the Ghost Hunters franchise and Destination Truth on Wednesday nights, along with Syfy’s new Thursday reality block, which premieres July 15th.

In making the announcement, Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Content for Syfy/Co-head, Original Content for Universal Cable Productions, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to see these shows move forward. Whether it is pushing the scientific boundaries of cooking, immersing us in first-person accounts of paranormal encounters, or exploring the creative artists behind special effects make-up, each of these series underscores the increasing breadth of Syfy’s diverse brand.”

Ghost Hunters, the #1 paranormal investigative series on television, and Destination Truth – whose recently completed third season established series viewing records – rank among the most popular basic cable programs during Wednesday prime.

On Thursday, July 15th, Syfy launches the new reality block of Mary Knows Best at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST followed by Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.

MARCEL’S QUANTUM KITCHEN – Utilizing the science of cooking, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen stars one of America’s most notorious chefs, molecular gastronomist Marcel Vigneron (Top Chef). In each episode, Marcel and his new catering and event company will be hired by a demanding client to produce an extraordinary celebration or event. Based on the client’s requests Marcel will dream up a theme and cuisine for the event, which range from a fairytale graduation party and a Goth-rock fashion show to a birthday dinner held on a platform suspended in mid-air. He and his team of party planners and chefs will tap the depths of their imagination and culinary talents to create everything from the immersive decor to a delicious menu that emphasizes Marcel’s brand of avant-garde cooking. Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen is a production of Intuitive Entertainment, and executive produced by Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins.

PARANORMAL WITNESS – From Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton, the acclaimed creative team behind Locked Up Abroad, this tense, cinematic, high-octane drama-documentary series brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation; from poltergeist to alien encounters. Using the mixture of intimate, firsthand testimony and gritty realistic drama that the producers are known for, Paranormal Witness will take the audience into a world turned upside-down by extraordinary and terrifying events. The series is a production of Raw TV, and executive produced by Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton.

FACE OFF – This is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. Not only will the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, animatronics, sculpting, eye enhancers, puppeteering, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career! Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media, and executive produced by Michael Agbabian and Dwight Smith.

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This Week On Destination Truth – 04 – 21 – 10

April 21, 2010

Destination Truth host Josh Gates. Photo copyright of the Syfy Channel

IN the season finale of Destination Truth, Josh Gates and his crew head down to Easter Island to conduct the world’s most remote paranormal investigation. However, before their investigation even begins, the team must go on a journey to be accepted by the island’s spirits. If successful, they will gain access to the 800 scattered throughout the island. Eerie shadows and voices give Josh and company pause, as they will be tested by the leaders of years gone by.

Next up for the team is a trip back to New Zealand to explore the claims of the return of the Moa. First considered extinct in the late 1500’s, these massive birds are the largest flightless birds in history. Vicious and powerful, these large creatures have reportedly been spotted throughout southern New Zealand. Bones, feathers and large prints help them inch closer to a big re-discovery. It’s not all serious business, though: Josh and Ryder wager a bet as to whether or not she can capture a sheep on the majestic foothills along the way. Spirits of Easter Island/The Moa airs Wednesday, April 21st @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST on The Syfy Channel.

Click on the following link for a preview of this episode – http://rcpt.yousendit.com/853008739/3e9583f6ff056df71bcbc71e5234188e

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This Week On Destination Truth – 04 – 14 – 10

April 13, 2010

Destination Truth host Josh Gates. Photo copyright of the Syfy Channel

THE Destination Truth team makes its way to the beautiful city of Petra, Jordan where they explore sightings of what locals call Djnns – ghosts that are believed to possess humans and live in the dark recesses of ancient burial chambers. 

Josh Gates and the crew attempt to make sense of all the paranormal encounters in the Treasury Tomb that has become a symbol of the mysterious, ancient city. Ghost Hunters‘ Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are enlisted to help analyze the results, some of the clearest audio evidence the team has captured yet. 

Next, the team heads to Bishopville, South Carolina to investigate a complaint from townspeople that a monster – known as the Lizard Man – is on the loose, terrorizing the town’s residents and their vehicles. Ghosts of Petra/Lizard Man airs Wednesday, April 14th @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST on The Syfy Channel

Click on the following link for a preview of this episode – http://rcpt.yousendit.com/849593589/35a682e4467838bcfdc387efd1dcbe38 

As noted above, photo is courtesy of and copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please n unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Destination Truth Returns To Syfy For A Fourth Season

March 18, 2010

Destination Truth's Josh Gates. Photo copyright of the Syfy Channel

THE Syfy Channel has renewed its hit reality series Destination Truth for a fourth season, following its most-watched season ever this past fall. Host Josh Gates will return to take viewers around the globe in eight all-new episodes, slated to premiere on Syfy in Fall 2010.

In season four, the daring Josh and his team will once again travel to the farthest corners of the Earth in search of answers behind some of the world’s most intriguing unanswered mysteries. The crew’s itinerary will include investigations in Madagascar, Tanzania, Guam, Kenya and Cambodia. The team will also conduct the first underwater paranormal investigation when they travel to a remote Micronesian island to search for the spirits dwelling in a sunken fleet.

New episodes of season three of Destination Truth premiered on Wednesday, March 17th @ 1o p.m. EST, kicking off with a St. Patrick’s day-themed episode that featured a search for the legendary leprechaun.

Destination Truth is executive produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions (1000 Places to See Before You Die, Celebrity Rehab, FM Nation). Bobby Pura and Josh Gates serve as co-executive producers.

As noted above, photo copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Ghost Hunters 100th Episode – A Celebration In Pictures

March 7, 2010

AS previously reported on SciFiAndTvTalk, the original Ghost Hunters series celebrated its 100th episode on March 3rd with a two-hour live event in New York that aired in conjunction with an investigation at Alcatraz in San Francisco. Below are some photos from the New York broadcast. Enjoy! 

Pictured (L-R): David Howe, President, Syfy; Bonnie Hammer, President, NBC; Mark Stern, Executive VP, Syfy; Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes, Craig Piligian, Executive Producer, Ghost Hunters; Alan David, Executive Producer, Ghost Hunters. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Pictured (L-R) - Jason Hawes, David Howe and Grant Wilson. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Pictured (L-R) - From Ghost Hunters & Ghost Hunters Academy - Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Pictured (L-R) - Ghost Hunters' Kris Williams, Amy Bruni and Britt Griffith. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Destination Truth's Josh Gates hosting the 100th Live Ghost Hunters event. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Pictured (L-R) - Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International's Barry FitzGerald and Dustin Pari. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Pictured (L-R) - Our original Ghost Hunters - Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Ghost Hunters Live at Studio 8H in New York. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Pictured (L-R) - Everyone up on stage! Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Josh Gates, Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Kris Williams. Amy Bruni, Britt Griffith, Barry FitzGerald and Dustin Pari. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel

As noted above, all photos by Heidi Gutman and copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Ghost Hunters 100th Episode Live Event on Syfy

February 28, 2010

Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes celebrate their 100th Ghost Hunters episode in March. Photo copyright of the Syfy Channel

ON Wednesday, March 3rd, join Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and the rest of the TAPS team as the Ghost Hunters celebrate their triumphant 100th episode with a LIVE audience from the legendary Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center. From 9-11 p.m. EST, the team will present their first-ever investigation at Alcatraz as well as take a look back at the most shocking and spine-chilling moments the hit series has caught on tape over the past five seasons. 

Josh Gates (Destination Truth) will host the event, which will feature investigators from all three Ghost Hunters teams gathered together for the very first time. Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Amy Bruni, Kris Williams (Ghost Hunters), Barry FitzGerald, Robb Demarest, Dustin Pari (Ghost Hunters International), Susan Slaughter and Karl Pfeiffer (Ghost Hunters Academy) will take the stage and get the chance to talk directly with the fans, answering audience questions from in the studio and Syfy.com. 

Throughout the show, Josh will also reveal some surprises coming up in  the Ghost Hunters franchise! As always, Syfy.com will serve as the ultimate Ghost Hunters destination online, linking viewers to all of the action in the studio in real time. the site will host an interactive center helmed by investigator Britt Griffith, where fans can long on throughout the evening to be a part of the broadcast. Viewers will be able to ask questions of all participating TAPS members, leave comments and feedback, participate in polls, read up on Alcatraz history and more! 

Then, at 11pm, the show continues online with an exclusive post-broadcast streaming event, Ghost Hunters Alcatraz Live Extra, also hosted by Josh Gates. This 15-minute extension of the live episode will feature a Q & A panel with Jason, Grant and the rest of the TAPS team answering viewer-submitted questions from Syfy.com. 

As noted above, photo is copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Ghost Hunters And Destination Truth Return To Syfy In March

January 17, 2010

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are back for a sixth season of paranormal investigating on Ghost Hunters. Photo by Cheryl Senter and copyright of The Syfy Channel

THIS March, The Syfy Channel’s winning reality duo, Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth will return with all new episodes! First, on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 @ 9:oo p.m. EST, celebrate a milestone as America’s favorite paranormal investigators, the Ghost Hunters, kick off their triumphant sixth season with episode 100! For this epic investigation, Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and the rest of the team – plus guest investigators Barry FitzGerald and Dustin Pari from Ghost Hunters International – will take on their biggest case yet: Alcatraz, the former military prison known world-wide for the countless claims of paranormal activity witnessed within its walls.   

The Alcatraz case will be presented on March 3rd with a LIVE, 2-hour interactive fan event hosted by Destination Truth‘s Josh Gates.   

Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with Josh Gates on a brand-new Destination Truth. Photo by Barbara Nitke and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Josh will then return on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 @ 10 p.m. EST with a thrilling new slate of adrenaline-fueled adventures on Destination Truth. The new episodes kick off with a St. Patrick’s Day theme as the crew heads to Ireland in search of the legendary leprechaun. From there, Josh and crew will travel to the U.S., Jordan, Israel, China, New Zealand and Chile, seeking answers to the world’s greatest mysteries and myths. The new episodes will also feature guest investigators Kris Williams (Ghost Hunters) and Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13).   

As noted above, photos by Cheryl Senter and Barbara Nitke and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Sneak Peek At This Week’s Destination Truth – 11 – 04 – 09

November 3, 2009
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Josh Gates seeks out answers to questions surrounding the elusive Yeti in this week's Destination Truth. Photo copyright of the Syfy Channel

IN the fall finale of Destination Truth, Josh Gates and the rest of his crew travel to Bhutan, Nepal to continue their search of the Yeti, after their exciting discovery of a mysterious footprint during a past investigation. This timeless myth proves once again to yield fruitful results for the team, and they return to the United States with more startling evidence of the elusive creature. Bhutan Yeti airs Wednesday, November 4th @ 10 p.m. EST on The Syfy Channel.

Click the following link for a sneak peak at this week’s episode – https://rcpt.yousendit.com/766642533/4cee7f42bf98e5d427b6fae5ecd9cd64

As noted above, photo is courtesy of and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Sneak Peek At This Week’s Destination Truth – 10 – 28 – 09

October 27, 2009
It's man vs. beast for Josh Gates and his crew this week on Destination Truth. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

It's man vs. beast for Josh Gates and his crew this week on Destination Truth. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

THE team travels to Romania, chasing recent reports of werewolf sightings. During a search of a nearly abandoned village, the team hears a disembodied howling noise, spot eyes watching them through the trees, and make a cast of canine prints to take back to the States for analysis.

Later in the episode, the team flies to Northern Chile to track down what some believe to be an ancient creature that managed to survive extinction. Reports include sightings of a dinosaur-like creature with a 3-toed foot, an extremely quick gait and sharp teeth. Josh and crew investigate the desert region, during which time they are able to collect evidence of several large footprints matching the description of the locals’ claims. Werewolf/Arica Monster airs Wednesday, October 28th @ 10 p.m. EST on The Syfy Channel.

Click on the following link for a preview of this episode – https://rcpt.yousendit.com/757856313/c64f1172907be9de81c5f783ff338dd0

As noted above, photo is copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

This Week On Destination Truth – 10 – 21 – 09

October 20, 2009
From hot to cold - Josh and his team check out Peru and Alaska this week on Destination Truth. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

From hot to cold - Josh and his team check out Peru and Alaska this week on Destination Truth. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

Destination Truth heads into the rugged mountains of Peru to investigate claims that the Incan ruins there are haunted. Shrouded in the Andes mountains, the Incan city disappeared half a millennia ago. The residents reportedly buried their gold in the tunnels underneath the city and committed suicide before the Spanish conquistadors could invade. Today, local farmers claim that their animals react violently when passing by the ruins. Josh and his team are the first to visit the region with a camera crew and stay overnight. Midway up the trail, the team’s horses start to panic inexplicably; the locals will go no further and take their animals back down with them, leaving Josh and company to continue on their own. The investigation yields such compelling audio and visual evidence that Josh calls on expert analysts Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango from Ghost Hunters to determine whether the Lost City is still inhabited with spirits.

The team then travels to Alaska, where locals claim a giant winged bird is terrorizing their community. A nocturnal creature said to be part bird, part reptile, the “Thunderbird,” has recently been sighted soaring over the Alaskan landscape by local pilots. Josh and crew set out for a sub-zero exploration of the Arctic terrain. Haunted Lost City/Thunderbird airs Wednesday, October 21st @ 10 p.m. EST.

As noted above, photo is courtesy of and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!