'Paranormal Witness' renewed for Season Three

Courtesy Syfy
According to a Syfy press release, the network is renewing Paranormal Witness for a third season with a 20-episode order. Expected to air June 2013, the news was announced today by Mark Stern, President Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.

The news is no surprise since the season two premiere - which aired Wednesday, Aug. 8 - was a Top 10 telecast in the 10 p.m. hour on cable that night. The first three episodes of the season have averaged 1.2 million total viewers.

The show, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, highlights paranormal experiences of everyday people and combines interviews with eyewitness and reenactment footage.

Tonight's episode ties into the Aug. 31 horror movie release, The Possession. In the episode, "The Dybbuk Box," a Portland, Ore., antiques dealer ignores warnings not to open the old curio cabinet he bought at an estate sale. He unknowingly unleashes a dybbuk, a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore, which begins to wreak havoc on his life.

Paranormal Witness is produced by Raw TV (Locked Up Abroad and Gold Rush: Alaska). Series producers are Mark Lewis and Lucy van Beek. Executive producer is Bart Layton.

-Aaron Sagers