Syfy's New Original Series 'Deep South Paranormal' Delves Into Dixie's Rich Haunted History to Investigate the Region's Southern Spirits and Ghostly Lore

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February 25th, 2013

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NEW YORK, NY – February 25, 2013 – The quest for proof of the paranormal goes deeper than ever – Deep South that is – and in Syfy’s all-new original series Deep South Paranormal, it takes a colorful team of local pros to investigate these restless southern souls. The 6-episode series produced by BASE Productions premieres Wednesday, April 10 at 10 PM (ET/PT).


Deep South Paranormal Research is a bayou-based team on a mission. Steeped in the rich history of their homeland, they want to unlock the mysteries that have baffled Southerners for years. They are a homegrown blend of Cajun, Creole and self-proclaimed rednecks who share a passion for this part of the country and the paranormal events that take place there. They take on anything from swamp apparitions to haunted plantation houses and Southern voodoo legends.


The fun-loving charm of these larger-than-life characters becomes deadly serious when it comes to their investigations, which deal not only with the hazards of paranormal phenomenon, but with physical dangers like gators, snakes, spiders, wild hogs, and mosquitos.


Investigations this season include Alabama’s Bear Creek Swamp, the Old Cahawba ghost town, Florida’s Manntown Cemetery and the Mont Helena Plantation in the Mississippi Delta, to name just a few.


Deep South Paranormal is produced by BASE Productions. John Brenkus and Mickey Stern serve as 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 (, 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 NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)



  • The Guy

    Another ghost show from SyFy, what a shocker!

  • The End

    @The Guy

    The networks trying to find its next Paranormal hit and nothing more. Cheap and cheerful productions, if one takes off, you’l see less of these.

  • cimmer

    Oh good lord, it was funny for awhile but really Syfy?

  • Tropicalperson

    NO! I think this goes a bit too far. Why not use “ordinary” people? Sheesh!

  • toniPalmer

    Don’t be so quick to discount, I love the idea of unorthodox characters hunting some pretty creepy places, and yes, real families, no fluff, no makeup, just raw emotions.

  • don

    what a joke

  • ILoveGhostHunting

    Personally, I love these kind of shows where the characters really make or break it and sometimes capture some cool evidence… I got the impression from the writeup that these are real people… Sounds pretty interesting if you like the other shows… we haven’t seen Swamp People meets Ghost Hunters yet!.. :)… Depending on the mix of people it could be good….I’ll give it a try and then decide… Also, for some of you, you don’t know yet if you like it because you haven’t seen it…That’s REALLY smart to be negative before you see it!… But, if you are just one of those haters (BTW, I hate haters!) who ‘has it all figure out’ then just make yourself a TV dinner that night, switch the channel over to ‘The Biggest Loser’ and enjoy some irony with your chicken pot pie… :)

  • I. P. Blood

    Sounds like a great idea… A group of real down to earth people checking out some cool southern creepy digs….. Looking forward to it….

  • TroyHall89

    They are real people. NOT ACTORS. My older brother Benny and his long time friend Keith are on this show. Cant wait for the premiere

  • Barbara H

    It’s about time some of us “REDNECKS” get some props for being psychically sensitive and not some backwoods idiots!!! Some of the phrases that I heard are exactly ones that my late husband used. Hey, maybe they can summon him up and get some tips!

  • stacy h

    I can back up what troy h said I know 2 of them and this is who they are not something they pretend to be for tv. I believe that the personalities in all the people on this show will be very entertaining. I would watch it even if I didn’t know them.

  • jimmy p

    please no more of these b s shows this show has got to be the biggest joke on tv

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