Archive for June 1st, 2011
Season 7 hasn’t finished airing yet, but Syfy has already announced an 8th season for Ghost Hunters, already it’s longest running original reality series, ordering up 20 new episodes for airing in 2012.
On Wednesday nights at 9pm for nearly seven years, Ghost Hunters has set the standard for paranormal series, offering viewers spine-tingling cases from the files of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) – led by Rhode Island plumbers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson.
To date, season seven (premiered February 2010) has attracted 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 1 million Adults 18-49.
The next episode of Ghost Hunters airs at a special night and time: Wednesday, June 1 @ 8pm and features an hour-long case in Hawaii. Guest Josh Gates (Destination Truth) joins the team as they investigate paranormal claims at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The museum’s original plane hangars stand as they did on the fateful morning of December 7, 1941, and still bear the bullet holes and bomb craters from the attacks that precipitated U.S. involvement in World War II. Visitors and employees alike have reported several startling experiences at the museum, suggesting that the site’s history has made it a hub for paranormal activity.
Ghost Hunters is produced in association with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
It seems that there are rumblings that Syfy might be in talks with its NBC Universal sibling, Universal Media Studios, about a possible pick up of The Event for a mini-series – and if it does well, another season. Although not unheard of, it does happen – but typically cable networks can’t absorb the cost of the broadcast program, and it already wasn’t making the ratings numbers to draw enough advertising for the broadcast network.
Syfy’s chief Twit-umm, Twitterer – er, SVP of Syfy Digital, Craig Engler, just tweeted: “To answer some questions I’ve been getting, at this time we have no plans to pick up The Event.“