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Syfy Greenlights 28 New Projects

4/30/2012 12:01 AM Eastern

New York —
Syfy last week introduced
28 new
scripted and reality
projects
in development,
the channel’s
largest-ever slate
of original programming,
in an
upfront presentation
to advertisers.

Six new reality
series will join
the NBCUniversal-
owned cable
network in 2012-
13: School Spirits
and Paranormal Highway, which will premiere in summer
2012; Collection Intervention, about a collectibles
expert who helps couples decide what to do with memorabilia;
Viral Video Showdown, where the best viral-video
creators compete for bragging rights and a cash prize;
Ghost Mine, about a group of miners who reopen a mine
surrounded by paranormal activity; and Hot Set, from the
producers of Face Off, which pits two Hollywood production
designers against each other each week to create an
original movie set.

The network also has eight scripted dramas from
Universal Cable Productions in development, including
adaptations of Stephen King’s Eyes of the Dragon,
John Christopher’s The Lotus Caves and Charlaine
Harris’ Grave Sight, as well as projects based on the
movie The Adjustment Bureau and DC Entertainment’s
Booster Gold.

On the digital front, the network will launch its
first online reality series this June, dubbed BlastrTV,
which will feature a unique take on the stories, people
and events that shape the current sci-fi, fantasy
and horror genres. The show will be distributed online
on video on demand, Syfy.com, Hulu and across
Syfy’s mobile, tablet, Xbox Live and Roku apps, the
network said.

Andrea Morabito, Broadcasting & Cable

September