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Syfy is bumping up its programming schedule this Spring season with more original series and more hours of programming than any prior Spring season. Here are some of the highlights coming up:
Monster Man (NEW ORIGINAL SERIES)
Special Premiere Wednesday, March 14 at 11PM following Face Off season finale; regular time slot Wednesdays at 10PM beginning March 21 — Monster Man goes behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s most respected monster prop building workshops. For more than 30 years, when studios have wanted a bizarre creature or out-of-this world alien, they’ve turned to Cleve Hall and his very unique family business. Only the horrifying monsters they build match the craziness of this extremely talented family. Monster Man stars Cleve Hall, his daughters Constance and Elora Hall, his ex-wife Sonja Maddox-Hall, best friends Roy Knyrim, Hill Vinot & Johnny Saiko, as well as office manager Cindy Miller. Executive producers are Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney for Gurney Productions.
Syfy will celebrate Halloween with its fourth annual 31 Days of Halloween fright fest showcasing more than 600 hours of holiday- themed programming, running October 1-October 31.
As always, the centerpiece of the month-long spook-a-thon will be Ghost Hunters Halloween Live on Monday, October 31 from 7PM-1AM/ET. This year, Jason, Grant and team members from both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International will head to Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania, a sprawling maze of buildings constituting a former state mental institution. Abandoned for decades, Pennhurst is now one of the country’s most notoriously haunted locales.
Think Syfy’s been doing the wrong thing with their programming choices? Apparently not. Syfy announced today that their viewership for the first quarter of 2011 was up 12 percent overall and 16 percent in Adults 18-34, boosted by freshman series Face Off (which averaged 1.53 million viewers) and Being Human (1.8 million), both of which were renewed for a second season.
Also cited were WWE Friday Night SmackDown, with a whopping 3.2 million viewers, and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, which set a new series high with the season 2 premiere last Wednesday with 1.19 million viewers, up a whopping 31 percent over the series debut in July 2010.
Syfy has announced the following return dates. All times are in Eastern:
Stargate Universe returns March 7th at 10pm for its 10 episode final run.
Destination Truth comes back Thursday, March 17th with a live Banshee hunt in Ireland at 7pm, and then moves to Tuesday nights starting March 22nd at 9pm.
Also on March 22nd, the new high-tech cooking reality show Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, starring chef Marcel Vigneron, at 10pm.
Fact or Faked then returns the next night, Wednesday March 23rd, at 10pm.
And finally, Sanctuary concludes Season 3 starting April 15th at 10pm.
Updated: Syfy has also acquired rights to all 31 episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and will begin airing them on April 7th.
Syfy has just announced a second season order for Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, a third season for Ghost Hunters International, and 12 more episodes to attach to the current season of Hollywood Treasure.
Read on for the full press release.
Not one, but three separate preview clips for next week’s episodes of Stargate Universe, Ghost Hunters and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files…
Since I’ve got some Fact or Faked followers on Twitter now, here is a preview of tonight’s premiere.
Ben and the team set up a haunted mansion scene to replicate a video by creating a dust cloud using Fuller’s earth which is a clay-like material that’s very dry. They blow it into the cellar of the mansion with a shop-vac to create the right air flow, and you start to see the scene come alive and how close it is to the submitted video the team received. Tune in tonight, October 28th at 10/9c only on Syfy to see just how close they can get to the original scene.
To finish off our coverage of the Syfy Digital Press Tour panels, we’ve got a bit more of Syfy’s reality programming.
First up was Destination Truth, with paranormal investigator Josh Gates, which has become a staple in the Syfy lineup and is currently finishing it’s 4th season and production beginning on 6 all new episodes. So, where are they headed in the new episodes?