via press release:
SYFY’S BONE-CHILLING HIT SERIES PARANORMAL WITNESS
RENEWED FOR A THIRD SEASON
Twenty-Episode Pick-Up Order To Premiere June 2013
NEW YORK – August 29, 2012 – Based on the ratings success of the first three episodes of Season 2 of Paranormal Witness, Syfy is ordering a 20-episode third season of the true-terror docudrama, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Season 3 is expected to air in June 2013.
The Season 2 premiere, which aired Wednesday, August 8, was a Top 10 telecast in the 10 PM hour on cable that night. The first three episodes of the season have averaged 1.2 million total viewers.
Paranormal Witness airs Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT. In tonight’s episode, “The Dybbuk Box,” a Portland, Oregon antiques dealer ignores warnings not to open the old curio cabinet he bought at an estate sale. He unknowingly unleashes a dybbuk, a malevolent spirit from Jewish folklore, which begins to wreak havoc on his life. This real-life story is the inspiration for the feature film, The Possession, in theaters on August 31.
Paranormal Witness recounts the bone-chilling, real-life paranormal experiences of everyday people and allows viewers to experience the terrifying moments for themselves through gritty, realistic cinematic reenactments. Actual eyewitnesses share their firsthand accounts of the inexplicable phenomena that forced them to try to make sense of the scariest, most inconceivable events of their lives. Paranormal Witness is produced by Raw TV (Locked Up Abroad and Gold Rush: Alaska). Series producers are Mark Lewis and Lucy van Beek. Executive producer is Bart Layton.
Raw TV is a multi-award winning production company specializing in great stories told with distinctive style. Over the last 10 years Raw has built a reputation for delivering gripping narratives, visual innovation and journalistic rigour – vital ingredients in every show they make. Raw has made films around the world but is best known in America for producing Gold Rush (Discovery), Locked Up Abroad (National Geographic) and now Paranormal Witness (Syfy).
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 more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)