Syfy renews "Fact," "Treasure," "Ghost Hunters International"

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Ghost Hunters International Renewed for a Third Season

NEW YORK - November 19, 2010 - Syfy is ordering up additional episodes
for three of its original reality programs. Hit series Fact or Faked:
Paranormal Files has been renewed for a second season, twelve new half-
hour episodes will be added to the current season of Hollywood
Treasure and Ghost Hunters International will return for a third

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files was a breakout hit when Syfy launched
its new bloc of reality programs this summer on Thursday nights. That
success prompted an order for the six additional episodes currently
airing on the channel. Since its premiere, Fact or Faked: Paranormal
Files has averaged a 0.7 household rating and 961,000 total viewers.
The series features former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead
scientist Bill Murphy, effects specialist Larry Caughlin, journalist
Jael De Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu and stunt expert Austin
Porter as they attempt to uncover the truth behind some of the most
fascinating paranormal videos ever taken.

2011. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is executive produced by John
Brenkus and Mickey Stern for BASE Productions, and is a co-production
with Universal Networks International.

Hollywood Treasure, which premiered in October as Syfy's best new
reality franchise premiere in six years, introduced Joe Maddalena,
owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of
original movie, television and pop culture collectibles. In the three
weeks since its premiere, Hollywood Treasure has averaged a 0.9
household rating and 1,229,000 total viewers.

The half-hour alternative reality series currently airs new back-to-

Hollywood Treasure is produced by Shevick*Zupon Entertainment. Jerry
Shevick and Mark Zupon will return as executive producers.

In its second season, Ghost Hunters International has averaged a 1.4
household rating and 1,948,000 total viewers so far. Ghost Hunters
International features a squad of paranormal investigators who use
their principles of scientific techniques to explore some of the most
legendary haunted spots around the world. The series will return to
conclude its second season with seven all new episodes beginning

include visits to Hamlet's Castle in Denmark, the Castle of Nuremberg,
the Huissen House of Horror in the Netherlands and the Petrovaradin
Fortress in Serbia. Barry FitzGerald leads the team of investigators,
which includes newest member Ghost Hunters' Kris Williams from TAPS.

Ghost Hunters International is produced in association with Craig
Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate
Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob
Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers. Production on the
third season will begin in early 2011.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With
year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies,
classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site
(, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures),
Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in
1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes,
Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media
and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
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