Wednesday, April 10, 2013

UPDATED with Chris Fleming quote: Syfy renews 'Ghost Mine,' greenlights new paranormal reality series

Ghost Mine, courtesy Syfy
[Updated April 10, 4:30 p.m.]

OK, we're covering a lot of Syfy news the past couple days, but it's worthwhile, we promise.

Announced today, the network has renewed Ghost Mine -- the paranormal series set in a supposedly haunted gold mine -- for Season Two, which will return next September, and greenlit eight other unscripted series.

According to Variety, the new shows include three paranormal programs: Meat Loaf Rocks the Paranormal, "starring the famous musician, his two daughters and his son-in-law, Scott Ian of Anthrax traveling to America’s most famous and haunted locales." Also coming is Dead Famous, "a show that sets out to answer questions about celebrities who died young by collecting personal items and holding a séance."

If you'll remember, Dead Famous is the same name of the 2004-06 show co-hosted by psychic/medium Chris Fleming (also the son of Chicago Blackhawks hockey player Reggie Fleming). We're awaiting word on whether this is indeed a return of the show, and if Fleming will again be involved.

Also joining the paranormal lineup is Joe Rogan Questions Everything , premiering Tuesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. On the show, Syfy says "paranormal mystery-addict Joe Rogan ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories ... to quench his curiosity for the unknown."

Check out the Variety article for details on the other shows, including The Jim Henson Creature Shop, a competition reality series akin to Face Off -- but with Muppets!

UPDATE: We here at PPC did reach Fleming about the program and his response was, "I am confused as anyone else." So as much as it sounds like the show he was involved in, it seems unlikely he is not attached to this.

-Aaron Sagers


Karen Crayk said...

I would think that someone would have a copy-right to the show Dead Famous!
But these other shows don't look like anything I would watch. Now if they would renew shows like Destination Truth or Ghost Hunters for season 10 well that would be different.