DESTINATION AMERICA DARES YOU TO WATCH "EXORCISM: LIVE!" THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 9/8c
(New York, N.Y.) - The most dangerous night on television is coming this Friday. Do not watch alone.
The history-making special EXORCISM: LIVE! premieres this Friday, October 30 at 9/8c, bringing the first-ever live televised exorcism in U.S. history to TV screens exclusively on Destination America. Just in time for Halloween, the two-hour TV event revisits the legendary house that inspired the scariest movie of all time, The Exorcist. It was in 1949 at a house in St. Louis when an exorcism was performed on Roland Doe to rid him of demonic possession. No one has ever attempted to cleanse the house of the dark entities that remain there... until now.
"The saying 'the truth is stranger than fiction' has never been more true than in the case of the Exorcist house. The real story was so much more horrifying than the book or movie depicted, making it one of the most terrifying places in America," said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. "Our crew and talent are now on the ground in St. Louis at this iconic home making final preparations for EXORCISM: LIVE!, ensuring that we're taking the necessary precautions for what is truly going to be the most dangerous night in television."
Destination America has assembled an all-star ensemble to tackle the demons no man has been brave enough to face in 66 years. The Tennessee Wraith Chasers ghost-hunting team from Destination America's hit series GHOST ASYLUM will investigate the house and collect evidence of paranormal activity. World-renowned psychic medium Chip Coffey will then step in to communicate with the entities in the house and lead a séance. Finally, Bishop James Long with the United States Old Catholic Church will become the first person ever to preside over the minor rite of exorcism at this legendary home. Seasoned host and Velocity personality Chris Jacobs will anchor the event as host, with St. Louis media personality Dave Glover serving as interactive correspondent.
Viewers can participate directly in EXORCISM: LIVE! by following online at DestinationAmerica.com/ExorcismLive, where webcams will stream live from multiple vantage points throughout the house. Keep an eye out for supernatural activity and inform the EXORCISM: LIVE! team of any mysterious developments by posting to the comment board on Destination America's website or tweeting @DestAmerica using #ExorcismLive. Select posts will appear live on air and help suggest which rooms the investigation should turn to next.
EXORCISM: LIVE! is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Rob Hammersley and Eddie Delbridge as executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu and Sara Helman are executive producers, Jodi Tovay is producer, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
About Tremendous! Entertainment
Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning reality television production company built on the motto "Where Character Matters," which drives its approach on and off screen and allows the company to succeed in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. TEI delivers series that inspire, entertain and make a difference, including reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), now in its 13th year; Daytime Emmy Award-winning Rock the Park (ABC Stations); For Peete's Sake (OWN); Ghost Asylum (Destination America); and Young Marvels (Ovation), among others. Led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, the company is committed to telling great stories featuring passionate characters on a mission to change the world. TEI has state of the art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com/.