TCA16: Destination America Sets New Ghost-Hunting Series

Pasadena, Calif.--Destination America will again tap the paranormal genre with the March premiere of new series Paranormal Lockdown, the network announced during Discovery Communications’ Television Critics Association press tour presentation Thursday (Jan. 7).

The series, set to premiere March 4, follows paranormal star Nick Groff and ghost hunter Katrina Weidman who confine themselves for 72 hours in very terrifying places, said network executives.

“As valued fixtures of the paranormal community, Nick and Katrina have years of thrilling investigation under their belts and join the Destination America family with huge support from their fans,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “Overnight explorations are a staple of ghost hunting, but Paranormal Lockdown supersizes the suspense in a round-the-clock, multi-day investigation that has never been conducted before on a paranormal TV series.”

R. Thomas Umstead

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