via press release:
BIO CHANNEL RETURNS TWO ORIGINAL SERIES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1
‘CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES’ SEASON 5 PREMIERES AT 9PM ET
‘THE HAUNTING OF…’ SEASON 2 PREMIERES AT 10PM ET
SERIES FOLLOWS CELEBRITIES AS THEY REVIST THE SITES OF THEIR HAUNTINGS WITH RENOWNED PSYCHIC-MEDIUM KIM RUSSO
NEW YORK, NY, MAY 22, 2013 - BIO brings two of its original hit series, “Celebrity Ghost Stories” and “The Haunting Of…” back for all-new seasons on Saturday, June 1 at 9PM ET/8PM CT/10PM PT and 10PM ET/9PM CT/10PM PT respectively.
“Celebrity Ghost Stories” is told completely through first-person narrative by notable actors, musicians and personalities who believe they have experienced the other side. The hit series features descriptive, personal accounts that deliver a compelling, surprising and downright chilling look into the world of the paranormal.
In the season 5 premiere, George Wendt (“Cheers”) and his family spend a tortuous night in a cottage haunted by Native Americans and bootleggers; Wayne Newton is paid a surprise visit by the ghost of his dear friend Elvis Presley while performing in Las Vegas; there are vengeful entities in Ace Frehley’s (KISS) estate and all the women in the home are in peril.
This season will also feature stories from: Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”, “The L Word ”), Max Adler (“”), Diane Farr (“Numb3rs”, “Rescue Me”), Carolyn Hennesy (“ ”), Jai Rodriguez (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”), Jillian Barbarie (Fox Sports), Michael Madsen ( Reservoir Dogs), Linda Dano (“ ”, “ ”), Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Cherie Currie (lead singer, The Runaways), David Otunga (WWE Champion), Thomas Ian Nicholas ( American Pie), Drita D’Avanzo (“Mob Wives”), Jim Norton (“The Opie & Anthony Show”) and many more.
“The Haunting Of…” follows world-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo as she gives an exclusive look at celebrities who have had their lives changed by paranormal events. Together, they embark on ajourney by returning to the site of the celebrities’ traumatic experience as Kim Russo unlocks the secrets behind that fateful day and explain the unexplained. Throughout their encounter, Kim will unveil shocking psychic moments and surprising personal revelations as she tunes into the celebrities’ personal lives and connects with their loved ones who have crossed over.
In the season 2 premiere, Barry Bostwick (“Spin City”, Rocky Horror Picture Show) returns to his former residence; an old farmhouse in Rockland County, NY that he and his family once shared with a ghost. Barry and Kim come face to face with the spirit activity that haunts the home, forcing Barry to resolve the personal issues that continue to haunt him to this day.
Other celebrities featured on this season include: Nadine Velazquez ( Flight, “My Name is Earl”), Elisabeth Rohm (“Law & Order”, “Angel”), Giancarlo Esposito (“”, “ ”), Jay Thomas (“Cheers”, “Murphy Brown”), Tito Ortiz (MMA Champion), Kristen Renton (“ ”), Bernie Kopell (“The Love Boat”), Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny”), Carnie Wilson (Wilson Philips), Sally Struthers (“All in the Family”, “Gilmore Girls”), Roddy Piper (WWE Champion),
Patrick Muldoon (“Melrose Place”, Starship Troopers), Kim Carnes ( Betty Davis Eyes) and DB Sweeny ( Eight Men Out / Cutting Edge).
“Celebrity Ghost Stories” and “The Haunting Of” are produced by Jarrett Creative for BIO Channel. Executive Producers for Jarrett Creative are Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna Jarrett. Executive Producers for BIO Channel on “Celebrity Ghost Stories” are David McKillop, Tom Moody and Devon Graham. Executive Producers for BIO Channel on “The Haunting Of…” are David McKillop, Tom Moody, Devon Graham and Laurie Sharpe.
At BIO, we prove that the truth is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: from first-person celebrity accounts, to everyday situations with unexpected twists, to people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. The 24-hour network is now available in nearly 70 million households. The BIO web site is located at www.bio.com.