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‘Celebrity Ghost Stories’ — I See Dead Careers

There are all kinds of signs that an actor’s career has seen better days, but my new favorite giveaway is those who turn up recounting eerie tales on “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” the Bio channel series that returns for its second season on July 17.

So as Jim Lange used to say on “The Dating Game,” “And here they [as in the bold-faced names] are….”

Marilyn Manson, Michael Imperioli, Corey Feldman, Joan Collins, Alice Cooper, Jermaine Jackson, Donna D’Errico, Haylie Duff, Deborah Gibson, Tracey Gold, Shirley Jones, Christopher Knight, Laura Prepon, Eric Balfour, Tempest Bledsoe, Fred Dryer, Kathryn Erbe, Dave Foley, Willie Garson, Diane Ladd, Kimberley Locke, Carol Alt, Tracy Nelson, Chazz Palminteri, Joey Pantoliano, Paulina Porizkova, Matthew Settle, Karina Smirnoff, Connie Stevens, Michael Urie, Dick Van Patten, Lindsay Wagner, Mykelti Williamson, Marissa J. Winokur, and Billy Baldwin. (I couldn’t resist saving the Baldwin brother for last.)

Seriously, there’s a little something for everybody in that group. Either that, or the halls of TV Land are haunted.

Credit Bio with getting one thing right — people love ghosts, and they love celebrities (especially in their “Whatever happened to…?” phase), so why not put the two together? Still, reading that list of names made me feel like the kid in “The Sixth Sense.”

“I see dead people.”

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