New Reality Series 'Stranded' to Premiere Wednesday, February 27 on Syfy

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February 7th, 2013

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NEW YORK – February 7, 2013 – If you thought Paranormal Activity was scary – get ready for Stranded. The new Syfy reality series, premiering Wednesday, February 27 at 9PM (ET/PT), uses the same stripped-down first-person method to document an unconventional – and terrifying – paranormal and psychological experiment in which participants are stranded at haunted location for a week and must record the entire experience themselves.


Jason Blum, producer of the Paranormal Activity movie franchise, Insidious and Sinister, serves as an executive producer; as does Josh Gates, the host and co-executive producer of Syfy’s popular series Destination Truth.


Each of the six hour-long episodes features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of everyday paranormal enthusiasts. The footage from the subjects’ cameras is supplemented by strategically-placed security cameras at each location, creating a suspenseful, completely unscripted first-hand account of each group’s stay.


Over the course of the confinement, the subjects contend with increasingly pervasive feelings of fear and desolation, resulting in an experiment that represents a unique combination of psychology and the paranormal.


Star Island in New Hampshire serves as the haunted locale in the premiere episode of Stranded. Upcoming shows were filmed at sites such as Seaview Terrace in Newport, Rhode Island, and the West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia.


In addition to Blum and Gates, Stranded is executive-produced by Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels for Ping Pong Productions, and co-executive-produced by Gerard Bocaccio, who heads up Blumhouse TV.


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  • cimmer

    Stranded at ‘haunted location’? I realize I’m not a cable bigwig and that logic and TV programming have very little to do with each other but on this network, shows like Blackout are not doing well. Ghost Hunters ratings are down but shows like Face Off are usually pulling in great numbers so why do another show like Blackout, why not do another show in the same vein as Face Off? Or course I’m not sure what that would be but still. How about a competition show to write a pilot for a decent scripted series for the network? That might be helpful although I think they did something like that with their Saturday movies but the constraints were unbelievable (something like pick between giant monsters, giant storms or Roswell aliens lol).

  • Shepherd

    If they really thought these places were haunted, there would be some kind of prize money associated with ‘surviving’ the week at the location. I’d love to get a paid vacation to hang out on some island. Unfortunately, the criteria seems to be “paranormal enthusiast”, as well as attending as a group. No doubt many of them are just network plants suffering from paranoid schizophrenia who’ve agreed to go off their meds in an attempt to try and keep the others freaked out; and/or else the place is rigged with noise makers, speakers and small fans etc. Otherwise there would be nothing for the ‘contestants’ to film. What another dumb ‘scripted’ show by Syfy.


    Syfy is working on a Face Off ‘spin-off’ which involves movie sets though. I don’t know when or if it will get picked up.

  • kneejerk

    The movie set show “Hot Set” came and went last Sept. It was only six episodes and pretty bad.
    Face Off need to cut back on the amount of contestants and episodes. The show drags on longer each season.

  • JFC

    Just when you thought they couldn’t get any lower.

  • Jeremiah Rodway

    I just wanna be on the show me my brother & Sister we can handle it

  • misty kissinger

    How do i, and two of my friends become guests on “Stranded”???? We would love to have the opportunity to experience paranormal activity. My boyfriend is a skeptic, and I am a believer, and so is my brother……Thank u, and I love the show!!!!!

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