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Destination America unveils spooky new series and specials

Destination America is turning ghastly. The network, now available in nearly 56 million homes, will unveil a new lineup Thursday that is heavy on series and specials about things that go bump in the night. Destination America is even turning October into the month-long “Ghostober” event, featuring returning series and documentaries with a spooky twist. The month-long “Ghostober” was inspired by the success of the channel’s Exorcism: Live! event. New shows include Ghosts of Shepherdstown follows local police in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as they partner “with members of the paranormal community” to investigate the town’s unsolved mysteries. For more on this exclusive story, visit […]


Matt Hardy on TNA Impact Wrestling’s move to Pop TV, fatherhood and what’s next

It was an unforgettable 2015 for TNA Impact Wrestling’s Matt Hardy — on a professional and personal level. In October, the 41-year-old won the company’s heavyweight championship at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view broadcast in front of a crowd in his North Carolina hometown . His wife Reby and their three-month-old son Maxel were in attendance to help celebrate the victory. “It was a very special moment,” Hardy said, gearing up for Impact Wrestling’s live debut Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 9/8CT on Pop TV “However, a lot of people dismiss that moment because I won the title and, a couple days later, […]

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Destination America’s “Real Time Train Ride” intends to put you to sleep on Thanksgiving

I received a video clip last week from Destination America that the network billed as the “most boring screener ever” (DA must not know just what kind of screeners I get; if they think this is the most boring screener I’ve ever received, they clearly haven’t seen the likes of Truth Be Told). Anyway, the screener was a one-hour preview of Destination America’s five-hour Thanksgiving Day special, Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride. It’s an ambient video akin to something like the seasonal Yule Log special. Destination America, in fact, also asks in its release, “Is the yule log too exciting for […]

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Exclusive insights on tonight’s Live Exorcism on Destination America

OK, so this one caught our attention — the first live exorcism on TV. Destination America (a Discovery-owned network) is returning to the house where a real-life exorcism was performed on Roland Doe in 1949, an event which inspired the book and the film The Exorcist. Their goal: Ridding the home of lurking spirits and demons that inhabit it. The event, Exorcism: Live!, will be televised on Friday, Oct. 30 beginning at 9pmET. “If you want to know what the show is, we’re telling the real story, the real exorcist story from the most haunted house in America,” says Jodi […]


“Big Brother” alum Jessie Godderz talks about his evolution on Impact Wrestling

Jessie Godderz has parlayed the notoriety he received as a cast member on the CBS reality show “Big Brother” into a burgeoning career in professional wrestling. The 29-year-old bodybuilder turned grappler first found success in TNA Impact Wrestling with his tag team partner Robbie E. The BroMans have since gone their separate ways, and after three years with the company, “Mr. Pec-Tacular” is looking to strike it big on his own. An opportunity to do just that is a breakout performance within the Future 4 Group of the World Title Series, an ongoing tournament to crown a new champion Wednesdays at 9/8CT […]

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Destination America’s new online store includes Mountain Monsters and Ghost Asylum merch

If you’re a fan of Destination America series like Mountain Monsters (which will return with new episodes in 2016) or Ghost Asylum, and have some disposable income at the ready, now you can buy clothing and other show-related gear via the network’s new e-commerce shop at Branded merchandise for Ghost Asylum features some of the gear used and worn on the show. You can even pick up some ghost-hunting gadgets (seen on the site were an “Advanced Ghost Hunting Kit” for $259.95; a “Deluxe Ghost Hunting Kit” for $99.95; and a “Ghost Hunting K-2 Deluxe Electro-Magnetic Field Measuring Device,” which kinda sounds like something Wile E. […]


Dalton Castle on what makes him one of the most unique performers in Ring of Honor

Pro wrestler Dalton Castle is among the most unconventional stars to walk through the doors of Ring of Honor. His entrance has all the pomp and circumstance of a Mardi Gras parade or something you’d find on the Las Vegas Strip. The 29-year-old’s over-the-top nature has won over an often hard to please ROH fan base. However, beneath the flash and feathers is an impressive in-ring performer. The beginnings of the man from Planet Peacock can be traced back to the mats of amateur wrestling. This helped build a foundation when he transitioned into the pro ranks. “It just felt […]


Pro wrestler Chad “Gunner” Lail talks “Navy SEALs vs. Zombies”

With a pro wrestling name like Gunner, it’s not hard to picture Chad Lail in a movie titled Navy SEALs vs. Zombies. The former TNA Impact Wrestling star plays Carl in the action horror thriller, out Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. In Navy SEALs vs. Zombies, the SEALs go in for a rescue mission to save the vice president after the U.S. government loses contact with him. When they arrive, they find out their enemy is of the flesh eating, undead variety. “When I got the audition call as soon as I read the lines, I understood […]


Ring of Honor’s Jay Lethal on making history at All-Star Extravaganza VII PPV

Jay Lethal will tell you the greatest night of his life was when he won the Ring of Honor world championship on June 19, 2015 in New York City. It was a culmination of hard work and sacrifice for the 30-year-old who began his journey into professional wrestling 15 years ago. Lethal, real name Jamar Shipman had the support of his parents Ronald and Shirley when he decided to pursue his dream. The performer’s family was ringside to witness the milestone moment as he celebrated holding not only the ROH television championship, but securing the world title. He will defend […]


TNA knockout Gail Kim talks women’s wrestling boom and finding success in it

When you think of women’s pro wrestling, TNA knockout Gail Kim has been consistently one of the best to lace up the boots. Whether it’s Impact Wrestling on Wednesday nights, live events or pay-per-views the Canadian strives to steal the show. The former WWE diva’s success within the business over 15 years can be traced to her in-ring aptitude and want to evolve. Fans have likened her new onscreen persona to female heroines or something right out of Mortal Kombat. “We were talking about this for a couple of years, to be honest,” Kim explained. “It has always been the […]