WE TV Orders Paranormal Docuseries ‘Ghosts in the Hood’ for January Premiere

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WE tv ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts. The network has ordered six hourlong episodes of paranormal docuseries “Ghosts in the Hood” and set them to premiere Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

“Ghosts in the Hood” follows a group of ghost hunters called “O.P.O.,” or Office of Paranormal Operations. They investigate in the areas of Los Angeles that other teams won’t, looking to resolve unexplained issues for their client. Sometimes, that means busting some ghosts. Others, that means explaining how seemingly paranormal activity is actually pretty normal.

The members of the O.P.O. are:

  • Defecia Stoglin, CEO. He created Official Paranormal Operations to help out everyday people who are dealing problems of the supernatural kind.
  • Jasmine Orpilla, verified medium. She speaks to the departed spirits that inhabit the haunted sites.
  • Dave Purdy, technical expert. He builds and creates the gear used to collect evidence of paranormal activity for clients
  • Matty Richards, comedian. Richards provides much-needed comic relief for the group, as well as being O.P.O.’s resident scaredy cat.
  • Maunda Oyin, chief researcher. Oyin digs into the history of every haunting, going to libraries, records offices, even traveling door-to-door in the neighborhoods where they’re investigating.

Together, they travel to Compton to investigate a haunted funeral home (different from the weird vibe that surrounds ordinary funeral homes, one imagines), a downtown L.A. bar that has freaked the staff out so much they won’t work there, a spirit-plagued piñata shop (presumably upset horses), and other literal L.A. haunts.

Watch a sneak peek below:

“Ghosts in the Hood” is produced for WE tv by Gurney Productions and executive produced by Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney. Mike Odair and Todd Hurvitz also executive produce. In-house executive producers for WE tv are Lauren Gellert, David Stefanou and Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin.

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  1. Sarah H says:

    There had better be a second season on the way! We loved the first season and have been left craving more of those swank velour tracksuits and wonderfully weird characters that “we” meet along the way as we follow O.P.O. on their investigations. FUNNY AS F**K! 🤣🤣🤣🤣Please bring the OPO back!!!!!

  2. Summary: funny like he ha!!

    Entertainment only!!!!

    This is pure guilty pleasure entertainment, there is no spiritual or psychic connection to any medium ship what so ever , unless its general cultural practices or reflection on paranormal phenom.

    They had no awareness of common practices such as Wiccan”…!! and blew the name/ practice off like it is a joke ,an non interesting joke.at that!!

    They had no occult reference and was bored when it was explained to them, a the lead ‘claims ‘to have always had an interest in the occult.. any thing out of the ordinary he only had one word…’voodoo…To describe any type of energy practice..

    The Asian medium did have more knowledge , of LIGHTWORKERS or several traditional cultural intervention or spirit energy techniques..!!

    They had a lot of machine , but none were based on any or what types of magical/healing system:

    What is your system: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Angel-Enoch,Sacred geometry ,new age -gem,crystal,candle -ancestor philosopy:Hoodoo, Lukumbe, Condumble, Santaria, Ifa, Kabbala, Hindi, Temple Oro, theosophic, Sufi, Golden Dawn ??who? what ??

    ??, They had no occult/spiritual framework to their approach .. !!!

    but it was funny, watching them play at ghost busters!! got jokes!! oh yes! anything else !? heck no!!!

  3. Mary Baksys says:

    Love this show! We thought there was another new episode tonight and there was not :-(. I hope they get renewed for more episodes. Matty just has a sarcastic style of comedy, and we find him pretty hilarious.

  4. Joella says:

    Love watching, as black folk step out of the box and check out the paranormal, has me jump at one moment and laugh at another. Love the team and seeing something different.

  5. Teresa says:

    Ok I can’t take this show serious!!! Black folks ghost hunting..I mean yes we can do ALL but ghost hunting (smh) Ya’ll know damn well that big mama taught us to respect the dead not go hunting them down!!

  6. J Williams says:

    Matty Richards doesn’t provide comedy relief on the show, he provides ignorant hostile insults.
    Whether the show is legitimate ghost hunting or just a parody of ghost hunting shows, I can’t stomach the negativity Matty Richards spews.

  7. This show is just all around unsettling. I thought that this show was a mock-u-documentary. Its like nails in a chalk board to me.

  8. Cindy says:

    Can’t wait to watch!

  9. Stay away from what people call paranormal. Fallen angels Impersonate the dead. There is no truth in them.

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