Network adds 'Ghost Stories' to schedule
WE TV is upping its fear quotient on Saturday nights, buying series “Extreme Ghost Stories” and “Rescue Mediums” to run in a three-hour block with “John Edward Cross Country.”The Edward series scored solid ratings for WE last season, with its premiere setting an original-series record for the net. Edward’s company Jeco is producing 12 hourlong episodes of “Cross Country” in its second season. WE has bought 37 half-hours of the Canadian series “Rescue Mediums,” following two female psychics who explore unusual occurrences, and four hours of “Extreme Ghost Stories,” from ITV Prods., which re-enacts celebrated sightings from the spirit world. For January, WE has bought “Alien Abductions: True Confessions,” six half-hours focusing on women who claim to have had intimate encounters with extraterrestials aboard their spaceships. Four one-hour primetime specials will play on WE in October: “Haunted,” “Secret World of Close Encounters,” “Ultimate Ten Unexplained Mysteries” and “The Uninvited.” “Abducted by UFOs,” a two-hour special from Turner Originals Prods., will run in November.