Posts Tagged ‘paranormal’

Ghost Hunters International’s Barry FitzGerald

February 8, 2011

Check out the link below for my brand-new interview with Ghost Hunters International’s Barry FitzGerald.

http://scifiandtvtalk.typepad.com/scifiandtvtalk/2011/02/ghost-hunters-internationals-barry-fitzgerald-taking-the-lead.html

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Ghost Hunters Returns To Syfy For A Seventh Season

June 16, 2010

Ghost Hunters' Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes. Photo by Andrei Jackamets and copyright of the Syfy Channel

GHOST Hunters, the Syfy Channel’s hugely successful reality series, has been renewed for a triumphant seventh season. After inspiring two spin-offs, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy, creating the hottest paranormal franchise in cable, Ghost Hunters has set the standard for paranormal investigating and has cemented its place as a destination for spine-tingling entertainment. Its reign will continue with 25 all-new episodes, slated to premiere on Syfy in 2011. 

Since the series debuted in 2004, viewers have flocked to Syfy on Wednesday nights to catch the latest hair-raising cases from the files of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), led by Rhode Island plumbers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. Before season seven debuts, viewers can enjoy new episodes from the entire Ghost Hunters franchise all summer and fall. The new class of ghost hunting hopefuls are currently in training under the watchful eyes of Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango on the new season of Ghost Hunters Academy, now airing Wednesday nights @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Ghost Hunters International will debut a new slate of episodes on Wednesday, July 14th @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PSt, and the rest of Ghost Hunters‘ sixth season will premiere on Wednesday, August 25th @ 9:00 p.m. 

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

Ghost Hunters Academy Returns To Syfy – 06 – 02 – 10

June 2, 2010

Ghost Hunters Academy's Steve Gonsalves. Photo by Tommy Garcia and copyright of the Syfy Channel

CABLE’s top paranormal franchise returns with the definitive search for the next great ghost hunter! On all-new episodes of Ghost Hunters Academy, expert instructors Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will once again train a group of recruits to become the newest team member, but this time, one hopeful will be voted off each week by one of the ultimate judges of paranormal investigating – Ghost Hunters‘ Jason Hawes! 

Ghost Hunters Academy's Dave Tango. Photo by Tommy Garcia and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Jason, Steve and Tango will put the new recruits through the paces with challenging investigations at six of the most daunting and memorable past Ghost Hunters locations: Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Waverly Hills, Kentucky), Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston, West Virginia), Mark Twain House (Hartford, Connecticut), Fort Delaware(Delaware City, Delaware), Mansfield Reformatory – a.k.a. the “Shawshank Prison” (Mansfield, Ohio) and the infamous Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, Colorado). New episodes begin airing tonight, Wednesday, June 2nd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on the Syfy Channel. 

Ghost Hunters' Jason Hawes. Photo by Sheryl Nields and copyright of the Syfy Channel

As noted above, photos by Tommy Garcia or Sheryl Nields and copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks! 

Being Human Returns To BBC America In July

May 6, 2010

Being Human's Russell Tovey (George), Aidan Turner (Mitchell) and Lenora Crichlow (Annie). Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

THE highly anticipated second season of BBC America’s co-production, Being Human, premieres this July. Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return as George, Annie and Mitchell, the three twenty-somethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. 

After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of season one, the supernatural friends are hoping they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking within the very human world of which they want to be a part. Unbeknown to the trio, the mysterious Professor Jaggat (Lyndsey Marshal) and her cold-hearted colleague Kemp (Donald Sumpter) – religious zealots who have discovered the existence of vampires, werewolves and ghosts – are determined to carry out brutal experiments and destroy them. 

While Professor Jaggat and Kemp plot behind the scenes, werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact the he has Herrick’s blood on his hands, and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she’s determined to stand up and be counted in the real world. And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease an out of control vampire world – can he find a way to lead by example? 

Being Human first premiered on BBC America last July and quickly won over fans, with a sold out crowd at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. The Los Angeles Times said it, “has not only avoided any sci-fi Three’s Company comparisons, but wound up with a compelling, self-aware and funny story line. Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import,” while The New York Times noted that, “all three characters are highly appealing, but the charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and disarming humor; the series is not campy or self-conscious, it’s witty in an offhand, understated way.” 

The Being Human: Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray is available from July 20th. It features all six episodes along with over an hour of bonus material including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, video diaries and character profiles. The entire first season is also currently available on iTunes and Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Season two of Being Human premieres Saturday, July 24th, directing following the Doctor Who season finale. 

As noted above, photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and BBC, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

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

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

This Week On Ghost Hunters – 04 – 21 – 10

April 20, 2010

Ghost Hunters' Jason Hawes. Photo by Sheryl Nields and copyright of the Syfy Channel

THIS week on Ghost Hunters, Grant, Jason and the rest of the TAPS team travel to beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts to investigate the haunted history of the Orleans Inn. The inn’s sordid past reaches back to the infamous goings-on inside its walls during its heyday in the Roaring 20’s, and the current owners hope to rid the inn of the reported ghosts of years past. For extra help, the TAPS team calls on Britt Griffith and Ghost Hunters International‘s Joe Chin to explore the plethora of encounters reported. Claims of solicitation, suicide and murder continue to haunt owners and guests alike. Inn of the Dead airs Wednesday, April 21st @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on The Syfy Channel

Ghost Hunters' Grant Wilson. Photo by Sheryl Nields and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Click on the following link for a preview of this episode –http://rcpt.yousendit.com/853729959/fbfb66460293828d1be6c8d1ff6c9796 

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

The Syfy Channel Sizzles During Summer 2010

April 15, 2010

THE Syfy Channel goes boldly where it has never gone before in Summer 2010 with its first ever Thursday night reality bloc (Mary Knows Best and Paranormal Investigators); new scripted series (Haven) based on a Stephen King novella; popular returning series (Warehouse 13, Eureka, Ghost Hunters Academy and Ghost Hunters International), and fan favorite Saturday Night Original Movies including Lake Placid 3 and Stonehenge Apocalypse.

The traditional holiday movie marathon runs from Friday, May 28th through Monday, May 31st, including “cold as ice” films (Yeti), horror flicks (premiere of Wrong Turn on Saturday, May 29th @ 9:oo p.m.), “creatures in the water” films (Lake Placid 2) and a festival of Stephen King adaptations (The Stand) on Memorial Day, May 31st.

The new Thursday night reality bloc premieres Thursday, July 15th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST with Mary Knows Best (working title), a docu-soap reality series following Mary Occhino, a successful radio host, psychic intuitive and mother of three, who gives a whole new meaning to the term “mother is always right.” Her children, Jackie, Chris and Carl, are a mismatched group f siblings consisting of a skeptic, a paranormal investigator and a reluctant psychic. In each episode, viewers will meet a humorous and unforgettable cast of family characters including Mary’s outspoken older brother Charles and two adorable grandchildren. The series is produced by Atlas Media Corp.

Following @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST is Paranormal Investigators, which debunks fact from fiction by uncovering the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences which have been caught on tape. In each episode, the six-person team, led by former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, searches for the most intriguing and unusual images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world. Selecting the most intriguing images, the team heads into the field attempting to re-create the video, carrying out key experiments and searching for clues and evidence. The team uses all the latest tools CGI (computer-generated imaging) and investigative techniques at its disposal to try to answer the question, “Is it real?” Produced by Base Productions.

The new drama series Haven premieres Friday, July 9th @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST. Based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, it follows FBI Agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), who eventually becomes Audrey’s partner, and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

Cable’s top paranormal franchise, Ghost Hunters Academy returns with brand-new episodes on Wednesday, June 2nd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Expert instructors Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will once again train a group of recruits to become the newest team member, but this time, one hopeful will be voted off each week by one of the ultimate judges of paranormal investigating: Ghost Hunters‘ Jason Hawes! Jason, Steve and Tango will put the new recruits through the paces with challenging investigations at six of the most daunting and memorable past Ghost Hunters locations: Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Waverly Hills, KY), Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston, WV), Mark Twain House (Hartford, CT), Fort Delaware (Delaware City, DE), Mansfield Reformatory – a.k.a. “Shawshank Prison” (Mansfield, OH) and the infamous Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, CO).

Season two of Warehouse 13 debuts on Tuesday, July 6th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST. The series follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. Warehouse 13 also features Allison Scagliotti, along with series guest-star CCH Pounder.

Eureka kicks off its fourth season on Friday, July 9th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST with the introduction of new series regular James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Dr. Grant, a former resident of the town whose unexpected return is cause for serious alarm and, considering his romantic interest in Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), significant friction with Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson). New and returning fans won’t want to miss the big changes in store for everyone in the small town of Eureka after a cataclysmic shift turns their lives upside-down. Eureka also stars Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Erica Cerra (Jo Lupo), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and Niall Matter (Zane Donovan).

On July 14th, new episodes of Ghost Hunters International premiere @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Like their U.S. counterparts, TAPS (The Atlantis Paranormal Society), GHI is a squad made up of everyday ordinary citizens who investigate and attempt to debunk claims of otherworldly activity. In the premiere episode, the team travels to the famous town of Nottingham, England and search for the Sheriff of Nottingham’s Ghost at the Galleries of Justice. Other countries on their global adventures will include Wales, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia and many more. The team includes Robb Demarest, Barry FitzGerald, Brandy Green, Ashley Goodwin, Paul Bradford, new cast member Scott Tepperman as well as Ghost Hunters Academy winners Susan Slaughter and Karl Pfeiffer.

Saturday Night Original Movies

Lake Placid 3 premieres in June 2010. In this sequel to Lake Placid 2 (most watched Syfy Saturday Original Movie ever), a game warden, his wife and their young son move into their aunt’s cabin on Lake Placid, where the lonely boy starts feeding baby crocodiles he considers to be pets. Three years later, the crocs start looking at him and his family as food. Stars Colin Ferguson (Eureka).

Stonehenge Apocalypse premieres in June 2010. When the giant stones of Stonehenge begin to move and cataclysms occur all over the Earth, only a fringe radio talk show host who’s an expect in UFOology figures out that the ancient monument is really alien technology. Stars Hill Harper (CSI NY).

Jack Hunter And The Lost Treasure of Ugarit premieres in July 2010. Jack Hunter, an adventurous fortune hunter, goes to Syria to find an ancient treasure buried thousands of years ago, which might be cured. Stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13).

Goblin premieres in July 2010. A family vacations in a mountain town haunted by a goblin that steals babies. When their newborn disappears, it’s up to his older half-sister to rescue him.

Mandrake premieres in August 2010. A group of adventurers searching for a Spanish conquistador artifact find that the jungle around them is a single living being – and it’s not happy they’re there.

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!

This Week On Ghost Hunters – 04 – 14 – 10

April 13, 2010

Ghost Hunters' Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. Photo by Sheryl Nields and copyright of the Syfy Channel

THE TAPS team heads north to Plymouth County, Massachusetts to investigate a private home where, for over 30 years, the family has had multiple paranormal encounters. Claims  of physical violence have terrorized inhabitants, with punching and pushing a familiar occurrence. The team feverishly searches for clues that can help them detect this ghastly stalking. 

Next, Jason, Grant and company head back to New Jersey to take a closer look at a bar and grill that has its own fair share of encounters. A tavern rich in maligned history the spirit of a murdered patron has an encounter for the TAPS record books. Other reports of levitating wine bottles and lingering shadows leaves the proprietors turning to TAPS for answers. Ghosts in the Attic airs Wednesday, April 14th @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on The Syfy Channel

Click on the following link for a preview of this episode – http://rcpt.yousendit.com/849593183/eff3e2980fac09af121209276b938025 

As noted above, photo by Sheryl Nields and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no 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!