Science sets date for “Oddities” spin-off

Produced by Leftfield Pictures, Oddities: San Francisco takes place in artifacts and collectibles boutique Loved to Death and is part of the Discovery Communications-owned cable net's plan to "own weird."
June 8, 2012

Discovery Communications-owned cable network Science is to begin airing the previously reported spin-off of its Oddities reality series on June 23 at 9 p.m EST.

Oddities: San Francisco takes place in artifacts and collectibles boutique Loved to Death, where customers peruse curiosities such as taxidermy art, Victorian tear catchers and human tooth jewelry. The 6 x 30-minutes series was produced by Leftfield Pictures.

“At Science, one of our goals has been to ‘own weird’- and in the process, Oddities has become a cornerstone franchise for the network,” said Debbie Adler Myers, the network’s general manager and exec VP, in a statement.
“Viewers were vocal that they wanted more access into this signature subculture, so we’re going to give it to them. We’re taking the genre to the next level by introducing an entirely new look into this fascinating and hugely entertaining world.”

Brent Montgomery, David George and Shawn Witt serve as executive producers for Leftfield Pictures, and for Science, Bernadette McDaid and Josh Berkley are executive producers, and Lindsey Foster is producer.

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