Syfy unveils reality slate

In adherence to its tag line, 'Imagine Greater,' NBC Universal's Syfy network has announced an imaginative mix of reality programming in development. From Feng Shui masters to masters of illusion, here's a look at what's on tap at Syfy for 2010.
March 18, 2010

In adherence to its tag line, ‘Imagine Greater,’ NBC Universal’s Syfy network has announced an imaginative mix of reality programming in development for 2010.

The net’s upcoming unscripted programming includes Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, starring molecular gastronomist and former Top Chef runner-up Marcel Vigneron. The series features the chef and his catering/event company cooking up immersive and unique menus and events for clients. It’s produced by Intuitive Entertainment.

Also on the slate is Evolution Media production Force of Nature, featuring Feng Shui master Ariel Towne, which will document how Towne helps clients deal with what Syfy calls ‘compelling and relatable problems’ by using the ancient Chinese practice.

Pilgrim Films and Television is bringing The Latimer Project to the net. The series features Jason Latimer, three time World Champion of Magic and owner of illusion design firm Latimer Corp, and will follow the process behind Latimer’s illusions, from concept to execution.

The Dome Experiment, from 3 Ball Productions, is, as the title suggests, a social experiment series which places twelve test subjects from all walks of life within a completely sealed bio-environment dubbed ‘The Dome.’ The series aims to explore learned human behavior and address the age-old nature vs. nurture debate.

Raw TV will be bringing docu-drama The Paranormal Files to the net, while Mission Control will be producing Face Off, an elimination/competition series that pits special effects make-up artists against each other.

Other unscripted titles in development at Syfy include an as-yet-untitled artifact search series also produced by Mission Control, and Mr. Impossible, produced by Story House Television, which follows the exploits of rogue inventor Dezso Molnar.

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