SCI FI Channel Orders More Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth

SCI FI Channel's duo of hit reality series, Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth, will extend their current seasons this year with an order of brand-new episodes, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, SCI FI Channel. Ghost Hunters, currently airing Wednesdays at 9 PM, has been picked up for 13 more episodes as part of its fourth season, and Destination Truth will return this fall with seven episodes as part of its second season.

In October 2004, SCI FI introduced Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson – plumbers by day, Ghost Hunters by night! Enjoying record-high ratings throughout its run, the series remains one of cable's hottest shows and is currently celebrating its best season ever. On April 9, an episode featuring a special investigation at a U.S. Air Force base attracted 1.8 million Adults 24-54, the best ever for a SCI FI original reality series telecast. Ghost Hunters is also immensely popular with women, with that same episode drawing in 982,000 Females 18-49 – also a SCI FI Channel high. In 2008, new episodes of Ghost Hunters and its successful spin-off, Ghost Hunters International, will culminate in the third annual Ghost Hunters Live on Halloween night. Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

In the second season of Destination Truth, adventurer and truth-seeker Josh Gates takes viewers off the map in his search for answers to some the world's most notorious unexplained mysteries. The show features a myriad of exotic locales, stunning finds and fascinating eyewitness accounts as Josh brings his humor to all-new investigations. The series 1 million new viewers to SCI FI during its 6-week first season run last summer, and scored double-digit gains this year with the first six episodes of Season 2. Destination Truth is executive produced by Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels of Ping Pong Productions.