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    Scare Tactics

    Scare Tactics

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    Syfy
    Do you know what scares you? You will get to see what scares the living daylights out of average citizens just like you on Scare Tactics, the hit series from the Sci-Fi Channel and the producers of the hidden camera show Spy TV. The series puts a new spin on the hidden camera idea by featuring pranks inspired by science-fiction and horror films. Such pranks feature "victims" in situations involving haunted houses, alien abductions and more. As an added twist, throughout the seasons the different hosts of Scare Tactics take part in many of the show's pranks. For those who think the pranks may be too mean-spirited, the producers assure that the show's staff creates detailed bios on each person to ensure that they can handle the kind of situations in which they might be placed. "That's very important to note," producer Kevin Healey says of the selection process. "We're not just playing these wacky, crazy jokes on people who are unsuspecting. We work very hard with friends and family members to make sure that the jokes are appropriate for them, that they'll get a kick out of it, all that kind of stuff. That they don't have any health problems." That's one thing that the critics of the show fail to notice. Friends and family members actually have a big hand in setting up the pranks and the "victims" are not just random innocent people suckered in by the show's supposedly "cruel" producers. Originally ordered as an addition to the Sci Fi Channel's October 2002 line-up, the show was instead moved to April 2003. Scare Tactics began with a one-hour premiere, showing two original episodes back-to-back on April 4, 2003. Season one episodes aired Fridays at 10:00 p.m. followed by a repeat of the prior week's episode at 10:30 p.m. In its second season, the first few episodes of the series aired Thursdays at 10:00pm. After a long hiatus, new episodes began airing on Wednesdays at 10:00p.m. ET. The show ended in December 2004. Three and a half years later, Sci Fi Channel revived the series with episodes of Season 3 starting up on July 9, 2008. Remember, "Laugh it up. You could be next." & "Don't freak out. It's only Scare Tactics." Actress Shannen Doherty kept us on the edge of our seats as the host for Scare Tactics in Season 1 and part of Season 2. Actor Stephen Baldwin took over as host for the remainder of Season 2. Saturday Night Live veteran Tracy Morgan joins the revival of the show for Season 3.moreless
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    Destination Truth

    Destination Truth

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    Syfy (ended 2012)
    Destination Truth, hosted by Josh Gates, takes viewers across the globe in search of answers to some of the most burning questions in the fields of cryptobiology and paranormal investigation. By interviewing eyewitnesses, Josh and his team narrow down where to look for the alleged creatures and what to look for, then they set up their cameras and attempt to get evidence of them on film. Later, they return home and go over the evidence they collected, and with the help of various experts, determine whether or not they've found something new, or whether they can explain the stories as simply misidentification of known species by the locals.moreless
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    Ghost Hunters International

    Ghost Hunters International

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    Syfy (ended 2012)
    This spin-off of the highly successful Sci Fi Channel show Ghost Hunters assembles a new team of paranormal investigators to test out alleged otherworldly activity outside of the United States.

    Ghost Hunters International is produced by Pilgrim Films and Television for the Syfy Channel.moreless
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    Estate of Panic

    Estate of Panic

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    Syfy (Mini-Series 2008)
    This Sci-Fi reality competition captures the conflict between seven people racing to find millions of dollars at an estate.
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    Mind Control with Derren Brown

    Mind Control with Derren Brown

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    Syfy
    SciFi Channel introduces America to mentalist Derren Brown, the British sensation described as "part James Bond, part Yoda". Brown already has had numerous top rated shows in the UK and he now brings his jaw-dropping gift across the pond for US audiences. The show was renewed for another season in 2009.moreless
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    Ghost Hunters Academy

    Ghost Hunters Academy

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    Syfy (ended 2010)
    Think you have what it takes to become a ghost hunter? Find out when Syfy puts five trainees to the test to build the next ghost-hunting team.
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    The Real Exorcist

    The Real Exorcist

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    Syfy
    Reverend Bob Larson traverses the globe casting out unwanted demons with his Bible and a cross. This reality show captures all the real life drama.
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    Proof Positive

    Proof Positive

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    Syfy (ended 2004)
    Hosted by Stargate SG-1's Amanda Tapping. Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormalem explores the blurry line between science fiction and science fact. This weekly, one-hour series uses cutting-edge forensics to test evidence of human encounters with the paranormal. Each episode looks at three stories (including encounters with ghosts and aliens as well as reincarnation, demonic possession, unexplained lights, etc.), all of which contain convincing evidence that the story is true. After the stories are recounted with interviews and documentary footage, the evidence is subjected to rigorous forensic testing by scientists and field-specific experts. If the evidence is proven authentic, the show would conclude it as "Proof Positive". If the evidence is determined to be a hoax, the show would conclude it as "Proof Negative". If the evidence could not be verified as real or a hoax, the show would give it a "Proof Inconclusive". Throughout the program, the viewing audience will be challenged to figure out which one of the three stories will be revealed to be "Proof Positive".moreless
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    Sci Fi Investigates

    Sci Fi Investigates

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    Syfy (ended 2006)
    Following the investigations of four very different experts and researchers, the team of 'SCI FI Investigates' looks for answers to science's most intriguing mysteries, legends and paranormal phenomena. The team includes a crime scene investigator, archaeologist, paranormal expert and skeptic (Rob Mariano from Survivor/Amazing Race) who will set out to debunk or uncover new evidence to the greatest mysteries of our time.moreless