A&E GOES ON GHOST PATROL WITH NEW REAL-LIFE SERIES "PARANORMAL COPS" FOLLOWING A TEAM OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO SPEND THEIR OFF DUTY HOURS AS PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS
ONE-HOUR SERIES PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY � December 18, 2009 - A&E sets out on a ghost patrol with a team of Chicago-area police officers who spend their off duty hours as paranormal investigators in the new original real-life series "Paranormal Cops." The six-episode half-hour series kicks off with a special one-hour season premiere on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on A&E.
"Paranormal Cops" follows a group of larger-than-life cops who walk one beat during the day as real-life Chicago-area police officers and another at night when they apply their forensic and investigative expertise to paranormal casework. Responding to the pleas of people who are victimized by distressing and inexplicable activities in their homes and workplaces, these cops bring their no-nonsense approach to hunting ghosts and real-life police skills to separate the fact from fiction � and often happen upon results much scarier than the paranormal.
In "Casa Madrid," the one-hour series premiere, the team responds to a store manager who is so distraught over events taking place in the basement of his store that he is ready to quit. An investigation turns up paranormal activity and uncovers that the store was once a notorious hangout and gambling hall frequented by figures from the underworld and host to countless crimes, even murder.
"Paranormal Cops" is produced by North South Productions for A&E. Charlie Debevoise and Mark Hickman serve as executive producers and Mark Marinaccio as co-executive producer for NorthSouth Productions. A&E Executive Producers are Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant.
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