Sci Fi Roars Into Summer of 2009
Enjoying record-high ratings throughout its run since 2004, Ghost Hunters remains one of cable's hottest shows, with an average of more than 3 million viewers tuning in so far during season 5 (premiered March 11, 2009). GHOST HUNTERS, is produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (DIRTY JOBS, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, IN HARM'S WAY). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
MALIBU SHARK ATTACK, starring Peta Wilson -- An underwater earthquake generates a tsunami that strikes Malibu and brings a hunting pack of prehistoric-looking goblin sharks to the surface. Although the beach is evacuated before the big wave strikes, a group of lifeguards and a crew of construction workers are stranded in the high water and have to fight the sharks to get to dry land.
HIGH PLAINS INVADERS, starring James Marsters -- In the early 20th century, a small western mining town is invaded by giant insectoid alien creatures whose only mission is to mine uranium to fuel their spaceship -- but they'll kill anyone or anything that gets in their way. After they devastate the town, it's up to a retired outlaw to lead a small group of survivors in fighting the "bugs."
HELLHOUNDS, directed by Rick Schroeder -- After his bride is poisoned at their wedding, a young Greek warrior risks a journey to Hades to rescue her from the God of the Underworld and bring her back to life. What he doesn't know is that the best friend who accompanies him is the man who killed her in a jealous rage.
SAND SERPENTS, starring Jason Gedrick -- At an isolated Taliban outpost in Afghanistan, a small platoon of US soldiers faces a danger far greater than fanatical rebels – giant worm-like creatures that come up through the sand and devour everything in their path. Their inexperienced lieutenant has to lead them across the treacherous desert to a rendezvous point where an army helicopter will pick them up – but not all of them are going to make it.
A Memorial Day LAND OF THE LOST marathon airs from 8AM-4AM (ET/PT), keyed to the theatrical release of LAND OF THE LOST, based on the 1970s television cult classic. Starring Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride, the Universal movie opens nationwide on June 5th.
For Independence Day, Sci Fi presents its annual TWILIGHT ZONE marathon, running from Thursday, July 2, through Saturday, July 4, featuring episodes from the 1980s version of the series and the classic 1960s show.
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