Syfy sets new reality shows for 2013

'Ghost Mine,' 'Stranded,' 'Notorious Hauntings' set for channel

Syfy continues to flex its unscripted muscles, greenlighting three spooky new reality skeins for next year.

Cabler has ordered six hourlong episodes of “Ghost Mine,” which centers on an Oregon gold mine abandoned 80 years ago. Show follows a group of miners, assembled by a new owner, who head into the mine teamed with a pair of paranormal investigators; 51 Minds is producing the series, with Mark Cronin, Dave Caplan and Jay Bluemke exec producing. “Ghost Mine” bows Jan. 16.

Stranded,” from Ping Pong Prods., Josh Gates and Blumhouse, features average paranormal enthusiasts who are stranded in some of the most haunted locations in America and record their experiences with handheld cams. Syfy ordered six hourlong episodes and will debut the show on Feb. 27. Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels are exec producing with Gates for Ping Pong; Jason Blum exec produces for Blumhouse.

Finally, Syfy is joining forces again with Pilgrim Studios (shingle produced Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters”) for “Notorious Hauntings,” slated to premiere in spring. Show will examine famous paranormal mysteries including legends of Jack the Ripper in London and Dracula in Romania and Slovakia. Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols serve as exec producers.

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