SyFy Unveils New Shows, Including a Stephen King Miniseries

by | April 24, 2012 at 8:53 PM | TV News

Author Stephen King is going into business with SyFy (Photo: Getty Images)

(Reuters/The Wrap) SyFy announced a new scripted video game tie-in and six new reality shows, plus a development slate of 28 new projects that include an “Adjustment Bureau” series, shows based on Stephen King and Charlaine Harris novels, and a reality series about trying to sell haunted houses.

The network announced its lineup at its upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday.

The new series “Defiance,” expected to premiere next year, will debut at the same time as Trion’s video game. It stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner and Oscar nominee Graham Greene as survivors of a universal war.

The network’s upcoming reality shows include six new series, three of them about hauntings: “School Sprits,” “Paranormal Highway,” and “Ghost Mine” are about paranormal activity in schools, highways, and a mine. “Collection Intervention” is about couples divided by obsessive collecting, and the competition “Viral Video Showdown” pits one video against another. “Hot Set” stages faceoffs between Hollywood production designers.

Scripted projects in development include adaptations of popular works by Stephen King (“Eyes of the Dragon”), John Christopher (“The Lotus Caves”) and Charlaine Harris (“Grave Sight”), as well as shows based on the movie “The Adjustment Bureau” and the DC comic Booster Gold, about a futuristic athlete who returns to modern times in search of fame and fortune.

And watch out, HGTV: “Buyer Beware” is about the difficulty of selling homes that may be packed with ghosts. Another reality show, “Jersey Shore” producer SallyAnn Salsano’s “Fan Girl/Fan Boy Project,” focuses on hardcore but often misunderstood fans.

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