SYFY UPS ITS REALITY SLATE WITH NEW PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS SERIES
Six-Episode Paranormal Series Commences Production This Spring and Premieres Thursday, July 15 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
New York, New York - March 16, 2010 - Syfy, the leader in paranormal reality programming has greenlighted a new hour-long series Paranormal Investigators (working title), it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Paranormal Investigators (working title) 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 occurrences caught on camera. Series begins production this spring and premieres on Syfy Thursday, July 15 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
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 (working title) will commence production in spring 2010 and premiere summer 2010.
"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 Special 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 and explain the unexplainable, and dispel hoaxes from fact. They will try to recreate 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 (working title) 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."
BASE Productions, Inc. is a ten-time Emmy Award and sixteen-time IDEA Award-winning production company breaking new ground for cutting-edge reality, docusoap, documentary and unscripted infotainment programming. BASE has extensive resources and expertise in the use of advanced motion-capture and CGI technology, bringing a signature cinematic look and feel to all of its productions. BASE Productions is based in Los Angeles and Washington DC. The company was founded by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern. For more information, please visit www.BASEproductions.com
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