The Biography Channel announced today six new series that will premiere this Fall as part of its 2010-2011 programming line up.
New programs Celebrity Ghost Stories, My Ghost Story, Billy The Exterminator, Steven Segal Law Man, William Shatner’s Raw Nerve and Growing Up Twisted complement Bio’s existing line up of buzz worthy biographies and celebrity series.
“The exciting new programming line up this Fall continues to showcase the celebrity and pop culture series The Biography Channel is known for, with even more intriguing and larger than life personalities than ever before,” commented Alain Strati, Vice President, Specialty TV and Development, Rogers Media Television.
Celebrity Ghost Stories, Season 1: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT starting September 6th
Celebrity Ghost Stories is the first and only series where celebrities share their real life personal encounters with the paranormal. Celebrity Ghost Stories is told completely through first person narrative by the respected actors, musical artists, and athletes including Joan Rivers, Carnie Wilson, Ali Landry and Kelly Carlson; who have experienced this phenomenon. From encounters with ghosts and angry spirits to real life haunted homes, these descriptive, first person accounts from the stars deliver a brand new way of experiencing the thrills and chills of the addictive world of the paranormal.
My Ghost Story: Hauntings Revealed, Season 1: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT starting September 7th
Everybody has a ghost story. But how many people have caught theirs on film? Welcome to My Ghost Story: Hauntings Revealed, where true and unbelievable stories of the paranormal are told by the people who lived through them – and actually captured their hauntings on tape. From moving furniture to dark apparitions to violent poltergeists, these harrowing eye-witness accounts of the unexplainable are transformed into more than just stories with terrifying visual evidence. You’ll have no choice but to believe your eyes.
Billy the Exterminator, Season 1: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT starting September 8th
Follow Billy Bretherton and his family as they run Vexcon, one of Louisiana’s busiest pest removal companies, all the while balancing family life with the drama of running a successful business together. Follow the Vexcon team in their search and rescue efforts to rid clients of their most extreme pest cases, while also taking care to release as many animals as possible back into the wild. The company handles all types of removal and in the swamps of Louisiana that means big business. From colonies of ants to giant snakes – Billy and his team have seen it all.
Steven Segal Lawman, Season 1: Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT starting September 9th
His movies have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. He is an expert martial artist, with a 7th-degree black belt in aikido. But it turns out that Steven Segal isn’t just an action hero in the movies. For almost 20 years, Segal has been working as a fully commissioned deputy sheriff in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. When he’s in town, he gears up and rides with his fellow deputies on hot calls or to violent crimes in progress.
Obsessed, Season 1: Fridays at 10pm ET/PT starting September 10th
According to the Anxiety Disorder Association of America, Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults. Obsessed examines the lives of everyday people imprisoned by unmanageable, repetitive behaviors and sometimes debilitating fear. The show explores the stories of sufferers as well as the adverse effects their disorder has on their friends and family. Each participant will undergo a highly successful form of cognitive behavioral therapy that exposes them to the source of their greatest anxiety in an attempt to manage their fears.
Shatner’s Raw Nerve, Season 1: Sundays at 9pm & 9:30pm ET/PT starting September 12th
Canadian, Emmy-Award ® winner William Shatner is well known for his sharp intellect and witty raconteur. Shatner’s Raw Nerve is his own edgy and off-beat celebrity interview series, showcasing his unique sensibility, from the satirical to the sublime to the serious. The show captures intriguing people at their most unexpected. Guests include an array of fascinating figures from the pop culture universe chosen for their potential as engaging and explosive interview subjects. Stay tuned to see candid interviews with Kelsey Grammer, Judge Judy, Gene Simmons, Henry Winkler, Jason Alexander, Jenna Jameson and more!
Growing Up Twisted: Season 1: Sundays at 10:30pm ET/PT starting September 12th
An undeniable presence in the 1980s, Dee Snider is instantly recognizable as the front man of heavy metal band Twisted Sister. But really, he’s just a regular guy navigating life in the suburbs of New York with his powerhouse wife, Suzette, and their four kids. They are an off-beat, but tight-knit family with children who are fiercely independent and strong-willed: Jesse is an aspiring rock musician, husband and new father; Shane is the resident comic; Cody’s a budding filmmaker; and Cheyenne is daddy’s little girl. They’re a rock-solid family of unique individuals not afraid to speak their minds.