Syfy Renews ‘Ghost Hunters,’ `Paranormal Witness’

Syfy networks will continue to chill in the paranormal space with the renewals of reality series Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness, the network said Wednesday.

Ghost Hunters will return for its 12th season, while Paranormal Witness will look to haunt viewers for a fourth season. Both hit paranormal series will debut their respective new seasons in 2015 with 13 episode orders each, according to Syfy.

Ghost Hunters is averaging 1.7 million viewers during its currently running ninth season, while Paranormal Witness scared up 1.47 million viewers during the 2013 run of season three, according to the network.

 “We couldn’t be more excited about entering a brand new decade of paranormal investigations with Jason Hawes, a refreshed TAPS team and Ghost Hunters,” said Heather Olander, senior vice president of alternative series development and production for Syfy in a statement. “We also eagerly anticipate the return of a revitalized and scarier than ever Paranormal Witness: True Terror, which features shocking firsthand accounts of truly frightening and skin-crawling supernatural experiences – including the real-life story of the hit movie, The Conjuring.”

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