A&E Network is making a big push into paranormal programming. The network has greenlit five supernatural-focused shows, including the revival of Ghost Hunters, one of the most successful paranormal series of all time. The network has also ordered reimagined versions of A+E Networks’ hit series Psychic Kids and Celebrity Ghost Stories, new series Trey the Texas Medium (working title) and two-hour special World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt (working title.)
A&E has ordered 20 episodes of Ghost Hunters for premiere Wednesday, August 21 at 9 PM ET/PT. Following its 11-season run on Syfy, the reboot will follow one of the original team leaders, Grant Wilson, and his handpicked group of professional ghost hunters as they use their decades of field experience to investigate hauntings across the country. Watch the trailer above.
Ghost Hunters is produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group.
Psychic Kids will immediately follow Ghost Hunters on Wednesday, August 21 at 10 PM ET/PT. Ten years ago, the series chronicled the journeys of children who were learning to control their extraordinary abilities – and it changed their lives. In the new eight-episode series, those original kids, who are now successful young adults, will work to empower a new generation of young psychics alongside trained licensed therapists.
Psychic Kids is produced by A+E Originals.
A&E also has ordered 12 episodes of Trey the Texas Medium (working title) for premiere this fall. It centers on Trey Ganem, a successful businessman in Edna, TX, who creates one of a kind, custom caskets, and while refining his skills as a master carpenter, cultivated his deeper talent of mediumship.
Trey the Texas Medium (wt) is produced by Anthony E. Zuiker in conjunction with Main Event Media, an All3Media America company.
Celebrity Ghost Stories follows paranormal storyteller and psychic-medium Kim Russo (The Haunting). Russo will bring some of the biggest names in entertainment back to the sites of their paranormal experiences for an unfiltered and, in some cases, dangerous reunion with the ghosts of their past. The series has been greenlit for six episodes set to premiere this Fall.
Celebrity Ghost Stories is produced by Jarrett Creative.
World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt (wt) centers around five paranormal investigators are locked inside the legendary Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania for two weeks to document unexplained recent reports of paranormal activity. The two-hour special is set to premiere this Fall.
World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt (wt) is produced by Revelations Entertainment.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for all.
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