DESTINATION AMERICA UNLEASHES A FRESH – OFTEN FUNNY – TAKE ON GHOST HUNTING WITH THE TELL-IT-LIKE-IT-IS GHOST BROTHERS BEGINNING APRIL 15
Destination America Brings First African American Paranormal Investigation Team to Television
February 23, 2016
(Silver Spring, Md.)— What you see is what you get with Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey, the Southeast's newest and most dynamic paranormal investigation team. These three best friends lead Destination America’s new series GHOST BROTHERS, on a mission to uncover whether some unique, legendary “haunted” houses are the real deal. Raised in religious households, Dalen, Juwan and Marcus were taught that “messing” with the dead is dangerous business, but some unexplained experiences of their own piqued their intense fascination, ultimately driving them to find out firsthand just how spooky the supernatural can be. Blending natural curiosity with comedic flair, these charismatic characters offer a fresh, funny and unique take on the spirit world. From Pilgrim Media Group, producers of the long-running mega-hit “Ghost Hunters,” the six-part series GHOST BROTHERS is set to premiere on Friday, April 15 at 10/9c, only on Destination America.
“Destination America is the leader in paranormal programming, and we are excited to bring diversity to this space with the very first African American ghost hunting team on television,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “Dalen, Juwan and Marcus’ personalities shine through in GHOST BROTHERS, wearing their emotions on their sleeves in an incredibly relatable way during all of the fear, thrills and chills of investigating things that go bump in the night.”
“We’re excited to join the Destination America family and prove that there can be a little humor in the unknown," said Dalen Spratt. “But the best part about GHOST BROTHERS is that THIS time, the black guys make it out of the haunted house alive!”
As budding enthusiasts of paranormal investigation, the GHOST BROTHERS take a passionate hobby to the next level in some of the country’s most haunted locations. By day, Dalen and Juwan are fashion designers with their own label called Loren Spratt, though, in their off time, they have been investigating haunted houses, hotels and cemeteries together since 2011. Marcus, a comedian and "Barber to the Stars," met Dalen in 2009 and now, as an “experienced” ghost hunter, he considers himself the Peter Venkman of the trio.
Haunted hot spots explored in GHOST BROTHERS include the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas; Prospect Place in Trinway, Ohio; Allen House in Monticello, Ark.; Magnolia Plantation in Derry, La.; Delta Queen Steamboat in Houma, La.; and the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington, Ga..
GHOST BROTHERS is produced for Destination America by Pilgrim Media Group in association with Crybaby Media. Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols are executive producers for Pilgrim, with Danny Passman as executive producer for Crybaby. For Destination America, Fay Yu is executive producer, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes 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 56 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 Pilgrim Media Group
Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television. In addition to Ghost Brothers, series include Street Outlaws and Fast N’ Loud for Discovery; My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Bring It! and Step It Up! for Lifetime; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WE tv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks for National Geographic Channel; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and Missing in Alaska for History. Pilgrim also produces new FYI talk show series Kocktails with Khloé, hosted by Khloé Kardashian. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim produces for Freeform the new series Recovery Road. The company’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy; Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.