Science greenlights “Oddities” spin-off

The Discovery-owned cable network's reality series about curiosities and collectables is heading to the West Coast with an edition set in San Francisco.
February 17, 2012

Discovery-owned U.S. cable net Science has ordered a spin-off of its reality series Oddities that will be set in San Francisco.

Produced by Leftfield Pictures, Oddities: San Francisco will take place in the eccentric artifacts and collectibles boutique Loved to Death where customers peruse curiosities such as taxidermy art, Victorian tear catchers and human tooth jewelry.

Like the original series, which is set in New York’s Obsura Oddities and Antiques, the show will focus on the weirder side of science through the eyes of the store’s proprietors and quirky customers.

“The original Oddities series opened Science up to a huge subculture of viewers who crave the odd and unusual,” said Debbie Adler Myers, the network’s general manager and EVP. “The Oddities franchise has become a pop culture phenomenon, and we are thrilled to expand our footprint in this space.”

Two telecasts of the original series on February 11th drew a combined series-record 743,000 viewers.

Oddities: San Francisco will be executive produced for Leftfield by Brent Montgomery and David George.

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