Ghosts and the paranormal continue to be a hot topic, and that means there are new TV shows on the horizon.
Syfy launches three, and possibly four, new reality shows, to join their popular trio of unscripted hits, “Ghost Hunters,” “Destination Truth” and “Face Off,” which was recently renewed for a second season.
“Haunted Collector” follows renowned paranormal investigator John Zaffis and his family as they track down haunted items, such as dolls, guns, jewelry and paintings, for their museum. The series, from Gurney Productions, will air with the second season of “Hollywood Treasure,” which begins in June.
About a month later, Syfy will launch “Legend Quest,” an action-adventure series that follows real-life symbologist Ashley Cowie as he searches the world for hidden, mystical artifacts. Think Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code.
Then comes “Paranormal Witness.” This drama-documentary will present the stories of people who claim to have lived through paranormal experiences. Each episode will feature a mixture of their first-hand testimony and compelling drama.
Earlier in the year Syfy announced a project called “School Spirits.” This one-hour reality series will tell real ghost stories from colleges and high schools across the U.S. The stories will be told by the actual students, parents and faculty. It is not on Syfy's schedule at this time.
Not to be outdone, Discovery, which recently cancelled “Ghost Lab,” has announced “The Exorcist Files.” The network first said it was teaming up with the Catholic Church for a 10-episode-series based on their investigations of hauntings and demonic possessions. The series is set to feature interviews with religious experts and Vatican officials. However, the Vatican recently announced they do not have a team of exorcists and do not sanction the show. What will happen? Tune in to find out.