SEASON(S): 1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Travel Channel's press release, August 2012) "Destination Fear" takes us to locations famous for awe-inspiring stories, often involving supernatural elements synonymous with excitement and mystery. Episodes will be based on actual ghost stories, cryptozoology, and other fantastic events strongly associated with specific sites. In each show, a skeptic or 'mark' has been chosen to embark on a journey that will challenge their cynicism when they arrive at Destination Fear! With the help of a close friend or family member 'accomplice' the Destination Fear team puts the 'mark' through a series of meticulously staged events to bring these tales to life. Finally, when the 'mark' is scared out of their wits enough to doubt all their pre-conceptions and beliefs, they're told it's OK; their journey is over - they are now at Destination Fear. Then we bring out the friend who set them up - and the two share their surprising reactions to the experience!