Syfy has re-upped its frightening docudrama series Paranormal Witness for a second season. Production on the twelve-episode pick-up order has commenced and the series is currently scheduled to premiere in August 2012.
Paranormal Witness ranked as one of the top 10 new original cable series in the fourth quarter of 2011 among adults 18-49 (#7)
Paranormal Witness is a tense, filmic, high-octane drama-documentary series that brings to life the real stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation.
Tip: Ghost TV Blogs
I haven’t watched this show so I can’t say how it is. But, the premise sounds like something I would hate. There are more than enough paranormal anecdote shows out there. Hell, that’s what they ALL are is anecdotes + manufactured drama. This show grabs about as many viewers as the typical paranormal show – between one and two million per episode. That’s not a lot for prime time but it’s a big deal for cable and it’s a worse deal for people who value critical thinking. Over a million people a week are exposed to ghost stories and a good proportion accept the stories as genuine. The ideas about the paranormal and supernatural become ingrained into our culture as something “normal”. Obviously, that’s a problem.