Syfy orders three new series


I have to give Syfy credit - when they announce new series, it could cover almost anything (as long as the paranormal are involved). With TLC, you get a lot of cheesy reality. The networks seem to fight over themselves to see who can get the most hospital drama or police procedurals on the air. Syfy knows its bread and butter, though: haunting.

The network announced three new series for its 2013 schedule that resemble that remark today. The series are 'Ghost Mine,' 'Stranded,' and (working title) 'Notorious Hauntings.'

'Ghost Mine' will focus on a haunted mine. Duh. The show, which premieres January 16 at 10 p.m., will provide a window into the lives of miners who have to deal what that demanding profession everyday - as well as the paranormal investigators trying to figure out the mysteries of the mine they work in.  Six episodes have been ordered.

'Stranded' is about being stranded - okay, not really. It will focus on an experiment that is unconventional and frightening. No, not forcing someone to watch six straight episodes of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,' - that would be a good idea, though. The series also had six episodes ordered and debuts February 27 at 10 p.m.

Last is 'Notorious Hauntings,' which will feature ________ episodes (can you fill in that blank?). The show, which debuts in the spring, will travel with researchers as they investigate extremely dangerous supernatural stuff all around the world.

Any of these appeal to you?


- Syfy

Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 28th, 2012, 1:48 pm


Message Posted On Mar 17th, 2013, 10:44 am
The new show, Notorious Hauntings, after reading what it is about, is going to be part history and part paranormal. If done right should be very interesting, especially the idea of Dracula's castle, built in the 11th century. I have to bet there will be some good stuff going on their. Also, Jack the Ripper, that dude was vicious to his victims. Looking forward to this one!!

Message Posted On Jan 26th, 2013, 2:25 pm
"Reality" shows are ridiculously cheap to produce, compared to scripted, directed, acted, edited programs requiring any quality. Since Syfy can no longer even spell its name properly, why should anyone expect it to maintain any semblance of quality, never mind even integrity? It once seemed that there was going to be a de-bunking show, but it never made it. I would love to see a sort of guerilla-theater, Yes-men crew who sneak around, and "punk" the various Ghost Suckers shows that reproduce like rabbits. Be bold, rather than meek, aggressively dismissive and abusive towards the (at best) naive, foolish folk who ramble through "Scary Places" armed with arrays of entirely inappropriate pseudo-high tech that beeps, blinks, flashes or winks randomly, and which is then edited to strengthen the illusion that there is some force behind such flimflam. Strip away the veneer of modern conveniences, and the vast majority are more superstitious, gullible, ignorant, and susceptible to manipulation as the most primitive people on the planet - more, because at least the primitive ones have a strong grounding in real physical experiences and skills. I don't know why the current resurgence in the "paranormal" is so strong; certainly a human yearning for peace of mind, and understanding about what comes after death is as deep and ancient as conscious self-awareness. The cleverness and novelty of Blair Witch techniques can be appreciated as fictional device, without mistaking the same for factual reality. Why does noone seem to notice the main cameras in all these shows always point towards the players, and not at what they react to? Gasp, Yikes, Oh my Gosh, etc. then pan to reveal . . . uuuh, like, nothing? Referencing other ghost chasers' dubious use of inappropriate gizmos as validation of your own use of the same gizmos, so others can then do the same thing in the future - what precisely are they claiming to document?

Message Posted On Nov 30th, 2012, 12:05 am
I think the stranded one is about a group of researchers and their erstwhile rescuers who get stranded on the other side of a time/interdimensional portal (I think).

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Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 6:31 am

I was excited when I read the title and then I was like, "Wait, are ALL of them REALITY SHOWS??  Ugh."


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Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 5:08 am

Wow Syfy has totally gone MTV.


Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 4:00 am
Good sci fi is gone, especially space sci fi. ;(

Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 9:42 pm
*hinted=haunted. (Damn autocorrect, of my mind. Again.)

Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 9:40 pm
Bo-o-ring. Enough with the ghost s--t, already. Since when did scifi (or "Syfy"-eesh) become about appealing to superstitious spirit spiritualist inanities? And can it be made any worse? Yes, it can: say hello to Reality-TV format. Garbage, garbage, garbage. Will-not-watch. *** Also, I must be high, because instead of reading haunted mine as the place where minerals are extracted from (that is haunted), I thought (for like 3-seconds) that it meant a hinted land-mine - and then, I thought: wow, once it blows up, the show is over. (Although, perhaps with the power of spiritualism and/or malicious insidiousness, it can reconstitute itself again and again, thereby destroying man -and mine- kind!)

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Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 8:38 pm

The network might as well change its name again, this time to "Boo!"


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Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 6:14 pm

Wow Syfy has totally gone MTV.

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