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Syfy renews Ghost Hunters for eighth season [Updated]

Syfy has confirmed that they’ve picked up Ghost Hunters for an eighth season. Click over the jump to read the complete press release.

Original article follows below.

Inside TV | EW is reporting that Syfy has renewed Ghost Hunters for an eighth season. The seventh season has averaged 1 million adults 18-49. Inside TV | EW reports that the eighth season pick-up is for 20 new episodes.

Ghost Hunters airs Wednesday nights on Syfy.

SYFY’S Ghost Hunters, #1 PARANORMAL FRANCHISE IN CABLE RENEWED FOR SEASON 8

20 All-New Episodes to Debut on Syfy in 2012

NEW YORK – June 1, 2011 – Ghost Hunters , Syfy’s longest-running original reality series, has been renewed for an eighth season. Since its 2004 premiere, Ghost Hunters has spawned two spin-offs (with over 200 episodes among the three series), cementing its place as the #1 paranormal franchise in cable. 20 all-new episodes for season eight are slated to premiere on Syfy in 2012.

On Wednesday nights at 9pm for nearly seven years, Ghost Hunters has set the standard for paranormal series, offering viewers spine-tingling cases from the files of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) – led by Rhode Island plumbers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson.

To date, season seven (premiered February 2010) has attracted 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 1 million Adults 18-49.

The next episode of Ghost Hunters airs at a special night and time: Wednesday, June 1 @ 8pm and features an hour-long case in Hawaii. Guest Josh Gates (Destination Truth) joins the team as they investigate paranormal claims at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The museum’s original plane hangars stand as they did on the fateful morning of December 7, 1941, and still bear the bullet holes and bomb craters from the attacks that precipitated U.S. involvement in World War II. Visitors and employees alike have reported several startling experiences at the museum, suggesting that the site’s history has made it a hub for paranormal activity.

Ghost Hunters is produced in association with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

About Pilgrim Films and Television

Pilgrim Films & Television produces a wide variety of non-fiction and reality programming for television. Along with the Ghost Huntersfranchise, long-running series include Dirty Jobs (Discovery), The Ultimate Fighter (Spike), American Chopper (TLC) and My Fair Wedding(WEtv), as well as History series Top Shot and Only In America With Larry the Cable Guy, among many others.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (SyfyVentures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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