More episodes ordered from trio of unscripted shows
Syfy is getting more real, giving additional episodic orders to three of its unscripted series.Cabler has given a second-season renewal to “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,” a third-season pickup to “Ghost Hunters International” and 12 additional episodes to “Hollywood Treasure’s” current season. “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,” which launched Syfy’s Thursday-night reality block this summer, already was given an additional six-episode order for season one. Show, which averages 961,000 viewers, centers on a group of investigators (including a former FBI agent, a scientist and a journo) as they look into the truth behind paranormal videos. Base Prods. and Universal Networks Intl. are behind show, comes from exec producers John Brenkus and Mickey Stern. Season two production starts in early 2011. “Hollywood Treasure” gave Syfy its best reality launch in six years when it bowed in October. Show, which centers on memorabilia collector and seller Joe Maddalena, has averaged 1.2 million viewers over its first three weeks. Shevick/Zupon Entertainment produces the skein, which runs Wednesday nights. Jerry Shevick and Mark Zupon are exec producers. As for “Ghost Hunters International,” show has averaged 1.9 million viewers in its second season. Pilgrim Films and TV is behind the series, which comes from exec producers Craig Piligian, Thomas Thayer, Rob Katz and Alan David. Season three production resumes in early 2011.