Syfy Expands Original Programming for Spring 2012
Press release from Syfy:
NEW YORK, NY – Featuring a record number of original programming hours and original series for a spring season, Syfy’s Spring 2012 schedule will include the fifth and final season of the beloved Eureka (April16); premieres of the reality shows Monster Man (March 14), Dream Machines (April 10) and Total Blackout (April 25); the return of the hit series Ghost Hunters (April 11), Lost Girl (April 16), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (April 17) and Hollywood Treasure (May 22), Saturday Original Movies such as the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun’s Revenge and the miniseries Treasure Island (May).
Highlights of Syfy’s 2012 Spring Programming Schedule (All Times ET/PT)
MONSTER MAN (NEW ORIGINAL SERIES)
Special Premiere Wednesday, March 14 at 11PM following Face Off season finale; regular time slot Wednesdays at 10PM beginning March 21 -- Monster Man goes behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s most respected monster prop building workshops. For more than 30 years, when studios have wanted a bizarre creature or out-of-this world alien, they’ve turned to Cleve Hall and his very unique family business. Only the horrifying monsters they build match the craziness of this extremely talented family. Monster Man stars Cleve Hall, his daughters Constance and Elora Hall, his ex-wife Sonja Maddox-Hall, best friends Roy Knyrim, Hill Vinot & Johnny Saiko, as well as office manager Cindy Miller. Executive producers are Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney for Gurney Productions.
SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE LEPRECHAUN’S REVENGE
Premieres Saturday, March 17 at 9PM -- Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom), William Devane (24, Knot's Landing) and Courtney Halverson (MTV's Death Valley) star in this special St. Patrick’s Day telecast about an evil leprechaun who wants revenge on the Irish immigrants who imprisoned him. A production of After Dark Films.
DREAM MACHINES (NEW ORIGINAL SERIES)
Premieres Tuesday, April 10 at 10PM – Dream Machines follows Florida-based brothers Marc and Shannon Parker as they take the most imaginative vehicles ever seen in movies, comic books, and TV shows, and engineer them into on the road realities. There's no design challenge too fantastical – or even impossible – for the brothers to take on, and each week they'll stop at nothing to create these one-of-a-kind "dream machines" for their vast array of celebrity and collector clients. Produced by Triage Entertainment with Steve Kroopnick (Iron Chef America) serving as executive producer. Steve Nigg (American Chopper, UFO Hunters) is co-executive producer.
GHOST HUNTER (SEASON 9 PREMIERE)
Premieres Wednesday, April 11 at 9PM -- The countdown begins: Grant’s final episodes!
This winter, the Ghost Hunters received shocking news when co-lead investigator and TAPS co-founder, Grant Wilson, announced his departure from the series. On Wednesday, April 11 at 9PM, ride along for Grant’s final investigations, culminating in a very special farewell episode on Wednesday, May 16 at 9PM. Ghost Hunters is produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Mike Nichols and Alan David, serve as executive producers.