Upfronts 2012: Syfy Announces Six Reality Series, Eight Dramas in Development


Syfy on Tuesday announced 28 new scripted and reality projects in development, the channel's largest original programming slate ever, as part of its upfront presentation to advertisers.

Six new reality series will join the NBCUniversal-owned cable network in 2012-13: School Spirits and Paranormal Highway, which will premiere in summer 2012; Collection Intervention, about a collectibles expert who helps couples decide what to do with memorabilia; Viral Video Showdown, where the best viral video creators compete for bragging rights and a cash prize; Ghost Mine, about a group of miners who re-open a mine surrounded by paranormal activity; and Hot Set, (from the producers of Face Off) which pits two Hollywood production designers against each other each week to create an original movie set.

The network also has eight scripted dramas from Universal Cable Productions in development, including adaptations of Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon, John Christopher's The Lotus Caves and Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight, as well as projects based on the movie The Adjustment Bureau and DC Entertainment Comic's Booster Gold.

Syfy will hold its upfront event Tuesday evening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.