SYFY'S GHOST HUNTERS, CABLE'S HOTTEST PARANORMAL FRANCHISE, RETURNS FOR SEASON 7
25 All-New Episodes to Debut on Syfy in 2011
New York, New York - June 14, 2010 - Ghost Hunters, Syfy's hugely successful reality series, has been renewed for a triumphant seventh season. After inspiring two spin-offs, creating the hottest paranormal franchise in cable, Ghost Hunters has set the standard for paranormal investigating and has cemented its place as a destination for spine-tingling entertainment! Its reign will continue with 25 all-new episodes, slated to premiere on Syfy in 2011.
Since the series debuted in 2004, viewers have flocked to Syfy on Wednesday nights to catch the latest hair-raising cases from the files of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), led by Rhode Island plumbers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. The first half of season six (airing spring 2010), averaged a 1.9 Household rating, 2.6 million total viewers, 1.6 million Adults 18-49 and 1.6 million Adults 25-54. Syfy was the #1 cable network in Ghost Hunters' 9pm timeslot for the spring season.
Before season seven debuts, viewers can enjoy new episodes from the entire Ghost Hunters franchise all summer and fall. The new class of ghost hunting hopefuls are currently in training under the watchful eyes of Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango on the new season of Ghost Hunters Academy, now airing Wednesday nights at 9pm. Ghost Hunters International will debut a new slate of episodes on Wednesday, July 14 @ 9pm, and the rest of Ghost Hunters season six will premiere Wednesday, August 25 @ 9pm.
Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
About Pilgrim Films and Television
Pilgrim Films & Television produces a wide variety of non-fiction/reality programming for television. Along with the Ghost Hunters franchise, long-running series include Dirty Jobs (Discovery), The Ultimate Fighter (Spike), American Chopper (TLC) and My Fair Wedding (WEtv), as well as new series Top Shot and Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy (History), and many others.
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