Get ready for more spooky unscripted offerings from Syfy.
The network has renewed the reality shows “Ghost Hunters” for a 10th season and “Paranormal Witness” for a fourth season, Syfy said Wednesday. Both series, which have received 13-episode orders, will return to the air next year.
“We couldn’t be more excited about entering a brand new decade of paranormal investigations with Jason Hawes, a refreshed TAPS team and ‘Ghost Hunters,’” said Heather Olander, SVP, alternative series development and production for Syfy. “We also eagerly anticipate the return of a revitalized and scarier than ever ‘Paranormal Witness: True Terror,’ which features shocking firsthand accounts of truly frightening and skin-crawling supernatural experiences – including the real-life story of the hit movie, The Conjuring.”
The ninth season of “Ghost Hunters,” which airs its finale Wednesday, has averaged 1.7 million total viewers,with 841,000 of them in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers. “Paranormal Witness,” meanwhile, averaged 1.47 million total viewers in its third season, with 782,000 in the demo.
“Ghost Hunters” is produced for Syfy by Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios (“Fast N’ Loud,” “Street Outlaws,” “The Ultimate Fighter”), with Piligian, Mike Nichols, Thomas Thayer and Alan David executive producing.
“Paranormal Witness: True Terror” is produced by Raw TV (“Locked Up Abroad,” “Gold Rush”), with Mark Lewis and Bart Layton executive producing and Rebecca North producing.