U.S. network Syfy has unveiled its fall slate, featuring new unscripted offering Town Of The Living Dead and season 10 of Ghost Hunters (pictured).
Town Of The Living Dead, which was previously announced at the Syfy’s upfront in May, is produced by True Entertainment (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes).
The program looks at the town of Jasper, Alabama, which has been working on its zombie movie Thr33 Days Dead - based on a town urban legend – for six years. The plot revolves around a group of friends attempting to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama, and the series follows the crew of amateur filmmakers who struggle to get their film to the final cut stage, with the promise that it might be made into a Syfy movie.
Premiering on October 7 at 10 p.m. EST, the executive producers of Town Of The Living Dead include Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, David Stefanou, Todd Hurvtiz, Tony Biancosino and Cherie Kloss.
The next night, Wednesday October 8, marks the start of the 10th season of Ghost Hunters, at 9 p.m. EST. Currently Syfy’s longest-running unscripted series, Ghost Hunters will air both its 10th anniversary episode and its 200th episode this season.
Ghost Hunters’ special two-hour, 200th episode airs October 22 and takes place at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV. Other locales that will be featured in October include the Elizabeth V. Edwards Elementary School in Barnegat, NJ and Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, FL (October 15) and Ohio’s Cincinnati Music Hall (October 29).
Ghost Hunters, originally inspired by a New York Times article about a pair of ghostbusting plumbers, is produced by Pilgrim Films & Television.
Aside from its stature as Syfy’s longest running non-scripted series, Ghost Hunters has previously spawned three spin-offs, including Ghost Hunters International, UFO Hunters and Ghost Hunters Academy, although none of those series has demonstrated the staying power of the original franchise.