A&E Bringing 'Ghost Hunters' Back From the Dead in Big Paranormal Push (Exclusive)
Things are getting spooky at A&E. One of cable's premiere unscripted destinations is betting hard on paranormal programming, reviving the long-running Ghost Hunters and ordering four more projects in the space.
“Paranormal worked really well for us in the past,” A&E Network executive vp and head of programming Elaine Frontain Bryant tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It feels like it’s a time in the country where there’s a trend for people to be spiritual without being overly religious. I think paranormal programming can feed that, while being entertainment-forward.”
Ghost Hunters, one of the crown jewels at Craig Piligian’s prolific Pilgrim Media Group, produced 230 episodes for Syfy over the course of its 11-season run. As a part of the new deal, A&E will also get access to the series’ formidable library — one that averaged a robust 3 million viewers per episode during its heyday.