SyFy announces upcoming series with Billy Ray Cyrus and sonby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Sep. 07, 2010, under UFOs
Syfy is still cranking out new shows to entertain paranormal enthusiasts. According to a press release, their latest series has just gone forward into development.
The new show is called “UFO: Unbelievably Freakin’ Obvious”, starring Billy Ray Cyrus and his son Trace.
Obviously, this new concept will involve Cyrus and son trekking across the country and down the back roads of the paranormal. On their journey, they will aim to take a skeptical look at conspiracy theories involving paranormal phenomena.
Trace Cyrus has long had a “keen interest” in the paranormal, while the elder Cyrus has always wanted explore paranormal phenomena further.
SyFy’s executive, Mark Stern, Vice President of original programming says of the show:
“Allegations of cover-up and conspiracy around unexplained phenomena has inspired heated debate for decades, and it will be interesting to see what truth Billy Ray and Trace may discover.”
So, the show’s pilot episode is scheduled to be shot in a few weeks. It is unknown if Billy Ray’s daughter Miley Cyrus (of Hannah Montana fame) will make any cameo appearances on the series. Obviously, if she did, this would draw a wide audience from the younger set.
Trace Cyrus draws attention of a different kind.
The heavily tattooed and pierced Trace Cyrus frequently receives not-so-kind words from everyone in Hollywood – from the Olson Twins to Perez Hilton. This is obviously because Cyrus frequently spits out not-so-kind words about everyone in Hollywood.
He has voiced opinions about folks like the Jonas Brothers (for being fake) and Ashley Tisdale (for being the worst person ever).
His rock band filed a lawsuit against him in July, so he was ripe for a new gig with the paranormal stuff anyway.
Appropriately, the pilot episode will be produced by Peacock Productions.
As someone who has been turned off by many of these shows (leading me to turn off the television most of the time), I am unbelievably freakin’ obvious about voicing my skepticism about this new show.