New York, New York – May 27, 2010 – Marking a major expansion of its reality programming, Syfy today announced it is greenlighting three new series, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen (wt), Paranormal Witness (wt) and Face Off (wt). This broad-based slate builds upon the success of the channel’s unscripted programming such as the Ghost Hunters franchise and Destination Truth on Wednesday nights, along with Syfy’s new Thursday reality block of Mary Knows Best and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, which premieres July 15.
Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen
Utilizing the science of cooking, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen stars one of America’s most notorious chefs, molecular gastronomist Marcel Vigneron (Top Chef). In each episode, Marcel and his new catering and event company will be hired by a demanding client to produce an extraordinary celebration or event. Based on the client’s requests, Marcel will dream up a theme and cuisine for the event, which range from a fairytale graduation party and a Goth-rock fashion show to a birthday dinner held on a platform suspended in mid-air. Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen is a production of Intuitive Entertainment. Executive Produced by Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins.
From Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton, the creative team behind Locked Up Abroad, this tense, cinematic, high-octane drama-documentary series brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation; from poltergeists to alien encounters. Paranormal Witness is a production of Raw TV. Executive Produced by Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton.
Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special–effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. Not only will the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, animatronics, sculpting, eye enhancers, puppeteering, casting and molding. Each episode involves reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and it all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career. Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media. Executive Produced by Michael Agbabian and Dwight Smith.