TV Bits: ‘Ghost Hunters’ Revived, ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Casting, ‘War of the Worlds’ First Look & More

/Film | 6/30/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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In this edition of TV Bits:

All that and more!

First - Hollywood - Reporter - Word - A

First up, The Hollywood Reporter has word that A&E is bringing back Ghost Hunters for a new season that will begin airing on August 21. It’s part of a big push to increase their amount of paranormal inspired programming on the cable channel. A&E Network executive VP and head of programming Elaine Frontain Bryant says:

“Paranormal worked really well for us in the past. It feels like it’s a time in the country where there’s a trend for people to be spiritual without being overly religious. I think paranormal programming can feed that, while being entertainment-forward.”

Grant - Wilson - Front - Camera - Ghost

Grant Wilson is back in front of the camera for the new Ghost Hunters, but he has a new team who will be joining him as they talk to forensic experts, look through historical records, and use new technology.

Other paranormal programming includes reviving A&E’s previous shows such as Psychic Kids and Celebrity Ghost Stories, each getting all-new episodes. But they’re also bringing in a new show called Trey the Texas Medium (for now), following a man who both creates custom caskets as a master carpenter and claims to bring messages from the dead to loved ones looking for closure.

Channel - Special - World - Biggest - Ghost

Finally, the channel also has a two-hour special called The World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt, which came about after two weeks of filming inside Pennsylvania’s allegedly haunted Pennhurst Asylum with five paranormal investigators. Spooky!

Next, the Penny Dreadful spin-off series City of Angels has added even more names to the already impressive series cast.

Showtime - Adam - Rodriguez - Criminal - Minds

Showtime has revealed that Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Lorenza Izzo (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters), and Ethan Peck (Star Trek Discovery) have all joined the cast.

Gladis will play the series regular role of Councilman Charlton...
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