— EXORCISM: LIVE! Takes on the Demons of the Original Exorcist House on Destination America October 30 at 9/8c —
(Los Angeles, CA) – Destination America announces it will host the first LIVE televised exorcism in U.S. history, EXORCISM: LIVE! on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c. The network dedicated to all-American entertainment will revisit the story and the frightening house that inspired the iconic movie The Exorcist on its 66th anniversary this October. The live event will take place at the original Exorcist House in the suburbs of St. Louis where the infamous ritual was performed on Roland Doe in 1949. No one has ever attempted to rid the lurking spirits and demons that inhabit this home, until now. EXORCISM: LIVE! airs on Destination America on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c.
EXORCISM: LIVE! will feature Destination America’s cast of the hit series GHOST ASYLUM, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as well as world-renowned psychic medium, Chip Coffey. Follow along as the team embarks on what is considered by many a dangerous search. They will explore each crevice of this terrifying home from the attic to the basement, to find whatever or whomever has scared Americans to death for decades. The ghost hunting team will use state of the art technology to do daytime and nighttime investigations, documenting as much evidence as they can of these true-life demonic entities on live TV.
“As we step into one of the most haunted and well-known spirit destinations in America, EXORCISM:LIVE! will show exactly what is inside this infamous, highly dangerous and possessed home.” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “By actually exorcising this iconic house live, Destination America will do what it does best — bringing never before seen experiences to television”.
Destination America will also give viewers the opportunity to take an active part in EXORCISM: LIVE! by following the multiple live camera feeds set up around the house online at DestinationAmerica.com. Viewers can track and report any mysterious anomalies they may see on their own screens throughout the special. The network will also host a LIVE Twitter chat with select tweets appearing live on air.
EXORCISM: LIVE! is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward and Shannon Keenan Demers as executive producers. At Destination America, Sara Helman and Jodi Tovay are the developers, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Life Channel, and Discovery Family Channel.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
About Tremendous! Entertainment
Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a television production company built on the mission “where character matters,” which drives its approach both on and off screen. Led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, TEI is committed to telling uplifting stories featuring passionate characters with the audacity to try to change the world. This fuels the company’s success in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. Current series include reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), now in its 12th year; Angels Among US (TLC); Ghost Asylum (Destination America); and Rock the Park (The CW), among others. TEI has state-of-the-art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com/.