You may not realize this but reality shows usually cost far less to produce than traditional drama or comedy shows. That’s one of the main reasons you see so many of them on TV. They don’t cost much and if successful can rake in considerable profits for a network.
And as we know, Hollywood is all about profits. So, it should come as no surprise that even a network like Syfy is pushing farther into the reality show space with five new series it announced today.
These new gems include Hot Set, Paranormal Highway, Ghost Mine, Viral Video Showdown and Collection Intervention. We’ve got descriptions for each of the shows right here. See if you think they sound as bad as we do. Although, we did enjoy Syfy’s Face Off and those guys are also producing Hot Set, so maybe that one won’t be as bad as the others sound. Let’s hope.
Hot Set — From the producers of Syfy’s hit series Face Off, Hot Set is an extreme design challenge pitting two Hollywood production designers each week in a head-to-head battle to design, build, decorate and ultimately create an original and signature movie set that transports the viewer into an immersive world.
Paranormal Highway — Paranormal Highway puts the pedal to the metal as Jack Osbourne and Dana Workman investigate the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads. Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected by state-of-the-art equipment, Jack and Dana will travel alone, self-documenting their harrowing road trip while coming face-to-face with paranormal legends.
Collection Intervention — Collection Intervention follows Elyse Luray, a sharp and to-the-point collectibles expert as she helps couples who are divided over what to do with an overwhelming collection of memorabilia. Whether it’s a husband’s collection of mint-condition G.I. JOE action figures worth thousands of dollars or a girlfriend’s treasure trove of Star Wars movie posters, Elyse helps couples decide what’s worth keeping and what they can sell. For each couple, their new cash windfall will make their dream come true, whether it’s an engagement ring, a down payment for a home, or the honeymoon they never had.
Viral Video Showdown — The greatest viral video creators on the planet go head-to-head each week in an epic battle for bragging rights and a cash prize. Two teams will have to dig deep into their bag of viral tricks to create a video that best captures that week’s theme and impresses the expert panel of viral video judges.
Ghost Mine — In the remote woods of Oregon lays one of the richest gold mines in the United States. For the last 100 years, it has remained abandoned — until now. Soon to be re-opened by a scraggly group of miners, these hardy souls will battle the elements to find their fortune. But with a rich history of paranormal activity surrounding the mine, they may just find something else.