A&E Network Revives Ghost Hunters


A&E Network has unveiled a slate of five paranormal shows, including a rebooted Ghost Hunters.

Ghost Hunters ran for 11 seasons on SYFY, ending its run in 2016. A&E has ordered a 20-episode new season to begin August 21, following Grant Wilson and his team as they investigate hauntings across the U.S. Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group is producing with A+E Networks handling worldwide distribution. A&E is also reviving Psychic Kids, which ten years ago chronicled the journeys of children learning to control their psychic abilities. Now young adults, these psychics will work with licensed therapists to help a new generation of clairvoyant children. It will launch August 21 immediately after Ghost Hunters.

For later this year, A&E is bringing back Celebrity Ghost Stories for a six-episode run with paranormal storyteller and psychic-medium Kim Russo. The network has also commissioned Trey the Texas Medium (working title), a 12-episode series about a Texas casket-maker who can communicate with the dead, and the two-hour special World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt (w/t), in which five paranormal investigators will be locked inside the Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania for two weeks to document reports of paranormal activity. Both arrive in the fall.

“A&E has been on the forefront of programming in the paranormal space and with that success, we have been eager to bring the genre back to the network for some time,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive VP and head of programming for A&E Network. “Each of these series has a unique point of view, but will collectively give our audience a window into a world of spellbinding stories that have to be seen to be believed.”

A+E Networks will hold the distribution rights to all five shows.