LONDON — Travel Channel will produce a U.S. version of its British paranormal import “Most Haunted,” after striking a format deal with distributor Target Entertainment.
Under the deal, Travel Channel will co-produce an eight-part original version of the show that will premiere in a Friday night slot this December, as well as a two-hour live “Most Haunted” event, which will air on Oct. 10.
Produced by U.K. shingle Antix, the original series is the top-rated commission on Virgin Media-owned cabler Living TV. In the U.S. it has aired on Travel Channel since June 2005.
The U.S. series will also be produced by Antix and has been co-commissioned with Virgin Media.
Travel Channel has also bought a 10th season of the British skein from Target. It will premiere 10 p.m. Aug. 8.