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'Ghost Hunters Academy': Season 1 Episode 5 - 'The Blame Game' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 10th 2009 11:15AM
Ghost Hunters AcademyIn this episode of 'Ghost Hunters Academy,' the students head to Florida's haunted St. Augustine Lighthouse. The belief is that the ghosts of two girls haunt the lighthouse after drowning on the property years ago.

Will the recruits have the physical ability it takes to explore and capture paranormal activity in the lighthouse? They take notes on the spirits and evidence, while the Ghost Hunters take notes on who will make it to the next lesson.

Watch this episode of 'Ghost Hunters Academy' after the jump!

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What's On Tonight: Mercy, Ghost Hunters, Barbara Walters, Top Chef

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2009 12:16PM
  • The MiddleAt 8, ABC has Shrek the Halls, followed by new episodes of The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town and then Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Mercy, Law and Order: SVU, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by the fall finale of Glee.
  • ABC Family has Santa Claus is Comin' To Town at 8, then Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys.
  • Also at 8: BBC America has a new Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
  • At 9, Bravo has the season finale of Top Chef, followed by a new Launch My Line.
  • DirecTV 101 has a new Friday Night Lights at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 9.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 9, then two new episodes of Steven Seagal: Lawman.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, followed by a new Ghost Hunters Academy.
  • History Channel has a new episode of The Nostradamus Effect at 9, followed by a new MysteryQuest.
  • Showtime has a new Inside the NFL at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new Nip/Tuck.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns at 10.
  • There's a new Dinner: Impossible on Food Network at 10.
  • Sundance has a new Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... at 10.
  • At 11, G4 has the series premiere of Campus PD.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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History Picks Up First Reality Competition Series

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Dec 9th 2009 11:14AM
Think you've got what it takes to be a "top shot?"

The History Channel thinks so, as they've announced the network's first reality-style game show. 'Top Shot' will feature contestants vying in sharp-shooting contests, in which each week one contestant is eliminated. According to the Hollywood Reporter, elimination challenges will be "inspired by real-life events in history, from Wild West shootouts to sniper missions."

The show is set to premiere in 2010 and has an initial 10-episode order. The show's inception comes from reality television veteran Craig Piligian ('Dirty Jobs,' 'Ghost Hunters'). ."

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Anyone watching Ghost Hunters Academy?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 6th 2009 9:00AM
Ghost Hunters AcademyI'm a recent convert to the whole ghost hunters-paranormal brand of television programming. I love watching people go into dark and scary places like abandoned insane asylums and ancient prisons to track down those pesky spirits.

Even if part of me is thinking, "Why bother the poor ghosts? They're not bothering anyone in these places. They probably just want to be left alone." But of course, people continue to do it, and we continue to watch because it's fascinating.

But one thing I'm not all that keen on is when these shows turn to unnecessary reality programming type fare. I'm talking about Ghost Hunters Academy. I don't need to see novice ghost hunters learn how to be a ghost hunter, and then get eliminated one by one. I don't need to see them being duped with goofy fake fog or weird sounds to see how they'll react and freak out. I'd rather the real ghost hunters just get back to doing what they do best: hunting ghosts.

What about you? Are you watching -- and liking -- Ghost Hunters Academy?

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What's On Tonight: Rudolph, The Middle, Ghost Hunters, Lawman

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 2nd 2009 12:16PM
  • GleeAt 7, ABC Family has Pixar Short Films (repeated at 9).
  • At 8, CBS has Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, followed by The Grammy Nominations Concert Live.
  • NBC has Christmas in Rockefeller Center at 8.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, then a new Glee.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Destroy Build Destroy at 8.
  • Hallmark has The Christmas Choir at 8, followed by I'll Be Home For Christmas.
  • BBC Amercia has the season premiere of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares at 8, then the season finale of Mary Queen of Shops.
  • At 8:30, ABC has a new episode of The Middle.
  • At 9, DirectTV 101 has a new Friday Night Lights.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters.
  • A&E has the season premiere Dog The Bounty Hunter at 9, then the series premiere of Steven Seagal: Lawman (two episodes).
  • Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 9.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, followed by a new Ghost Hunters Academy.
  • Fine Living has a new Whatever, Martha at 9.
  • There's a new Inside the NFL on Showtime at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Eastwick.
  • NBC has a new Jay Leno Show at 10.
  • TBS has a new Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10, followed by a new Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.
  • FX has a new Nip/Tuck at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food at 10.
  • Current has a new Vanguard at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Top Chef: Las Vegas, then the series premiere of Launch My Line.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: America's Next Top Model, Mythbusters, Cougar Town, Nip/Tuck

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 18th 2009 12:13PM
  • Whatever, MarthaAt 8, CBS has a new Old Christine, followed by new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new Mercy at 8, then new episodes of Law and Order: SVU and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by a new Glee.
  • The CW has the season finale of America's Next Top Model at 8, then a new behind the scenes episode of America's Next Top Model.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Destroy Build Destroy at 8.
  • At 8:30, ABC has a new episode of The Middle, then new episodes of Modern Family, Cougar Town, and In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts.
  • At 9, DirecTV 101 has a new Friday Night Lights.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 9.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of WWII in HD at 9.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, followed by a new Ghost Academy.
  • Fine Living has a new Whatever, Martha at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside the NFL at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new Nip/Tuck.
  • Comedy Central has the season finale of South Park at 10.
  • There's a new Top Chef: Las Vegas on Bravo at 10.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Meet the Browns at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • Current has a new Vanguard at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: CMA Awards, Glee, House of Payne, Ultimate Fighter

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 11th 2009 12:10PM
Nip/Tuck
  • At 8, ABC has The CMA Awards.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, followed by new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Mercy, Law and Order: SVU, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by a new Glee.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8.
  • There's a new Secrets of the Dead on PBS at 8, then a new P.O.V.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Destroy Build Destroy at 8.
  • G4 has the season premiere of Human Wrecking Balls at 8.
  • At 9, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, followed by two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.
  • DirectTV 101 has a new Friday Night Lights at 9.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, then the series premiere of Ghost Hunters Academy.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 9.
  • Fine Living has a new Whatever, Martha at 9.
  • History Channel has a new Nostradamus Effect at 9, then a new Mystery Quest.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new Nip/Tuck.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10, followed by the season finale of Secret Girlfriend.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10
  • Also at 10: Spike has a new Ultimate Fighter.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango Talk 'Ghost Hunters Academy'

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 11th 2009 11:00AM
Steve Gonsalves and Dave TangoAttention mediums and psychics: Make sure 'Ghost Hunters Academy' hosts Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are aware of your powers before you start searching for spooks.

Just ask Susan, a raven-haired woman who is featured on the show's debut episode, premiering tonight at 10PM on Syfy.

"She hid it from us, and didn't tell and we found out because she ran out of a place,'' said Gonsalves of an "incident" at Ft. Mifflin in Philadelphia. "You have to be honest all the time. If she could lie to us or hide that from us, how can we know she's telling the truth if she's experiencing things?''

One of two 'Ghost Hunters' spin-offs, 'Ghost Hunters Academy' features Gonsalves and Tango as they lead a charge of aspiring ghost hunting wannabes to find out whether they have what it takes to hunt for haunts.

AOL TV recently spoke with the pair about the new show, ghost hunters vs. mediums and other paranormal activity.

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Syfy's Ghost Hunters Academy busts spirits with rookies

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 7th 2009 3:01PM
Ghost Hunters Academy The Ghost Hunters name is starting to rival CSI and Law & Order in the spinoff department. What else do all three of these franchises share? There's just as much hard paranormal evidence in the last two as appears in the first.

Please don't misunderstand me -- since I've gone off on this topic before. I'm not saying ghosts don't exist. I'm not saying there's no afterlife. I don't begrudge any scientific investigation into parapsychology or realms described as paranormal. I'd just like any of the endless march of "ghost-based" shows to dig up one scintilla of proof that they found something and, therefore, deserve to be on TV every week.

The latest entry is Syfy's Ghost Hunter's Academy -- sort of Most Haunted meets The Rookies from the 70s. Each week, ghost hunting "professors" (the show's conceit, not mine) Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango welcome first-time paranormal investigators onto The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) team.

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Is South Park too focused on reality TV?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 4th 2009 7:29PM

Even though the show has been on forever, I still enjoy my weekly dose of the new South Parks. But lately, they seem to be running out of targets or have narrowed their focus too much on one particular evil: reality television.

The season opener featured a rather nasty swipe at Disney's Jonas Brothers. The recent "Dead Celebrities" chortle-fest took a much needed pot shot at Ghost Hunters, aka, "the gayest f#*$ing show on television." And last week launched an all out attack on Discovery's Whale Wars and Deadliest Catch, particularly against Whale Wars star Paul Watson.

The show has always been a bitch to write and making every episode a satirical masterpiece is impossible without suffering a full-on breakdown. But should the show lay off reality TV and take some bolder shots at reality, which as we all know are two completely different things?

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Ghost Hunters Halloween Live ... creepy good fun

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 31st 2009 9:36PM

Part of my Halloween tradition is to watch the Ghost Hunters Halloween Live special, broadcast (live, of course) from some spooky place somewhere in the country. Tonight, the crew is at the Essex County Hospital in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, along with some recruits from the new Ghost Hunters Academy, which premieres Wed., Nov. 11 at 10/9c.

It's pretty cool because you can log into the Syfy Web site and watch the live feeds on several cameras positioned around the hospital in dark tunnels and ancient rooms. There's even one in the morgue. If you see something suspicious, you're supposed to hit the "Panic Button" and the team will go check it out like hungry hound dogs.

I'm not sure what's so intriguing about all of this, but it's pretty fun. Maybe it's the interactive nature of viewers helping the team search for ghosts. Is anyone else watching? Have you seen anything spooky on the live-feed cameras? I haven't, but I'm still looking!

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What's On Tonight: Halloween shows, Suze Orman, Graham Norton

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 31st 2009 12:10PM
  • Robin HoodBiography Channel has a Celebrity Ghost Stories marathon all night.
  • HBO Family has a Ghost Trackers marathon all night.
  • At 7, Syfy has Ghost Hunters Halloween Live Countdown.
  • At 7:30, FOX has Game 3 of The World Series.
  • NBC has College Football at 7:30, Notre Dame vs. Washington State.
  • At 8, ABC has College Football, USC vs. Oregon.
  • Food Network has Spooky Cake & Candy Cook-Off at 8, followed by two Halloween episodes of Challenge.
  • TCM has 1941's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 8.
  • At 9, CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show.
  • BBC America has a new Robin Hood at 9, then a new Graham Norton Show.
  • Bravo has 13 Scarier Movie Moments at 9.
  • Animal Planet has a new Dogs 101 at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • History Channel has The Real Wolfman at 10.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed!

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What's Hot on SlashControl: Extreme Paranormal

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 29th 2009 1:31PM
Extreme ParanormalI've never been big on scary ghost stories -- perhaps I'm still traumatized from my older siblings scaring the crap out of me in my early years. But for some reason, I've found myself watching some of the ghost hunter-type shows on the air right now. I'm actually looking forward to the Oct. 30 live broadcast of Ghost Adventures from the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Asylums are darn scary even in broad daylight.

Maybe I'm just getting in a Halloween mood. Maybe I need something to jolt my psyche into fast-forward. Whatever the reason, I'm currently into ghosts -- even though I have to believe they're just sitting around laughing with glee over all the people who are out looking for them. I probably won't see Paranormal Activity, though, because I DO want to sleep again, after all. But Extreme Paranormal on A&E will suffice just fine.

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Ghost Adventures: Asylums and castles and prisons, oh my!

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 24th 2009 11:02AM
Ghost Adventures
It's that time of year when we get all the deliciously creepy shows and movies haunting our TV sets as we head into Halloween. Turner Classic Movies is airing some great ones this weekend, including Poltergeist, Dr. X, and The Blob. Check out their schedule to see when they're airing.

I have to agree with John that sometimes the ghost hunter shows don't always deliver. Then again, sometimes just the idea of where they're going is frightening. Last night, I watched an episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, and the guys took their gear into the bowels of an abandoned insane asylum. I happened to grow up in a town with an abandoned insane asylum (converted to very nice retail/business now), and I know firsthand that these places are pretty creepy.

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Ghost Lab haunted by dispiriting lack of spirits

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 23rd 2009 7:02PM
The Ghost Lab brothers found some weight gain powder and dumbbells, but no ghosts.If a show like Top Chef never found a meal, would you watch it? If Ice Road Truckers couldn't find snow, would you pay attention?

Yet, every week, paranormal investigation shows like Ghost Hunters or Paranormal State hit the air and unveil the whole pile of absolute squat they found. Now, there's a new contender in the "Hey! Look! We found pretty much nothing!" category with the Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab.

Each week two thick slabs of Texas beef named Brad and Barry Klinge (right) take their Everyday Paranormal investigation team out into the wild haunted yonder. They come armed with their traveling "ghost lab" -- a 24-foot car hauler "capable of providing 200,000 watts of electricity to power audio, video and photo analysis stations; flat-screen televisions and an interactive touch-screen smartboard."

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