via press release:
SYFY ORDERS A FOURTH SEASON OF REALITY HIT
NEW YORK, NY — March 16, 2010 — Syfy has renewed reality hitfor a fourth season, following its most-watched season ever this past fall. Host Josh Gates will return to take viewers around the globe in eight all-new episodes, slated to premiere on Syfy in Fall 2010.
In season four, the daring Josh and his team will once again travel to the farthest corners of the earth in search of answers behind some of the world’s most intriguing unanswered mysteries. The crew’s itinerary will include investigations in Madagascar, Tanzania, Guam, Kenya and Cambodia. The team will also conduct the first underwater paranormal investigation when they travel to a remote Micronesian island to search for the spirits dwelling in a sunken fleet.
Building on Syfy’s successes in original reality programming, the first half of’s third season (Fall 2009) established all-time series highs in total viewers (2.2 million), Adults 18-49 (1.3 million), Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) and Household ratings (1.6). The series increased in total viewers (+43%), Adults 18-49 (+41%), Adults 25-54 (+39%) and HH ratings (+33%) compared to Season 2.
New episodes of season three ofwill premiere on Syfy starting Wednesday, March 17 @ 10pm, kicking off with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed episode that will feature a search for the legendary leprechaun.
will be Executive Produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions (1000 Places to See Before You Die, , FM Nation). Bobby Pura and Josh Gates will serve as co-executive producers.
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 (www.Syfy.com), 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 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)