Psychic Kids

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Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal
GenreParanormal Television
Reality
Docuseries
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes21
Production
Camera setupMultiple
Running time43 minutes
Release
Original networkA&E
Original releaseJune 16, 2008 (2008-06-16) –
November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28)
Psychic Kids
GenreParanormal Television
Reality
Docuseries
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Production
Camera setupMultiple
Running time43 minutes
Release
Original networkA&E
Original releaseAugust 21, 2019 (2019-08-21) –
present (present)

Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal is a paranormal television series broadcast on the A&E television network. Hosted by Chip Coffey, an American psychic investigator, with licensed therapist Edy Nathan, "sensitive" Chris Fleming, and medium Kim Russo, the show brings together children who report having psychic abilities with adult psychic/mediums, with the stated purpose of "show[ing] them how to harness their abilities and, ultimately, [showing] them that they're not alone in this world".[1] Later episodes feature content in correlation with another A&E paranormal series Coffey has appeared on, Paranormal State, with Ryan Buell.

The series premiered on June 16, 2008 and ran to November 28, 2010.

A&E later aired an episode of Biographies called "Psychic Children" about children and young people with the same alleged abilities described in the show (e.g. crystal children).[2]

On June 26, 2019, A&E announced the revival of Psychic Kids. The series premiered on August 21, 2019.[3]

The Kids[edit]

The kids featured in the show allegedly possess varying psychic abilities which include precognition, clairvoyance, talking with the dead, sensing illnesses and diseases, psychometry and retrocognition. Typically the kids seen in the shows are being haunted by spirits and need help to control their abilities.

Kids from the series include Peri Zarrella, Ryan Michaels, Alex Curcio and Nick Barger.

Original Series[edit]

The original series premiered on June 16, 2008. A second season premiered on December 15, 2009, and the third and final season premiered on October 17, 2010.[4]

Season 1 (2008)[edit]

No. in
season
Show Title Original air date U.S. TV first-run viewers
(million)
1"The Ghost of Freddie"June 16, 2008 (2008-06-16)N/A
2"Fear Management"June 23, 2008 (2008-06-23)N/A
3"The Demon House"June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30)N/A
4"Night Terrors"July 7, 2008 (2008-07-07)N/A
5"Angels and Demons"July 14, 2008 (2008-07-14)N/A
6"The Missing Person"July 21, 2008 (2008-07-21)N/A

Season 2 (2009-10)[edit]

No. in
season
Show Title Original air date U.S. TV first-run viewers
(million)
7"Vanished"December 15, 2009 (2009-12-15)N/A
8"Family Secrets"December 22, 2009 (2009-12-22)N/A
9"Ghost School"December 29, 2009 (2009-12-29)N/A
10"Crossing Over"January 5, 2010 (2010-01-05)N/A
11"Demon in the Mirror"January 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)N/A
12"Haunted Attic"January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)N/A
13"Terror in the Night"January 26, 2010 (2010-01-26)N/A
14"Spirits Among Us"February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)N/A

Season 3 (2010)[edit]

No. in
season
Show Title Original air date U.S. TV first-run viewers
(million)
15"Banishing Evil"October 17, 2010 (2010-10-17)N/A
16"Psychic Kids Investigates: The Lost Girl"October 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)N/A
17"Bloody Maryland"October 31, 2010 (2010-10-31)N/A
18"Psychic Kids Investigates: The Disappearance"November 7, 2010 (2010-11-07)N/A
19"The House of Spirits"November 14, 2010 (2010-11-14)N/A
20"Messages from the Dead: The Lizzie Borden Case"November 21, 2010 (2010-11-21)N/A
21"The Lost Soul"November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28)N/A

Reboot[edit]

A series reboot premiered on August 21, 2019. The new series shows kids from the original series (now adults) returning to help a new generation of psychic children.

Returning psychics include Peri Zarrella, Ryan Michaels, Alex Curcio and Nick Barger.

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No. in
season
Show Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1"The Ghost in the Bed"August 21, 2019 (2019-08-21)0.62[5]
2"When Spirits Attach"August 28, 2019 (2019-08-28)0.42[6]
3"Awake and Afraid"September 4, 2019 (2019-09-04)N/A
4"Spirit in the Mirror"September 11, 2019 (2019-09-11)N/A
5"Dangerous Games"September 18, 2019 (2019-09-18)TBD

Reception[edit]

One critic thought Psychic Kids was exploiting children, while some others felt that the psychic mentors in the show handled the situation carefully.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Psychic Kids-About". aetv.com.
  2. ^ "Psychic Children: Their Sixth Sense". biography.com. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  3. ^ "A&E Announces Revival Of 'Ghost Hunters', 'Psychic Kids', 'Celebrity Ghost Stories' & More + Premiere Dates". renewcanceltv.com. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal". imdb.com. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 22, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.21.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 29, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.28.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal". Retrieved 11 May 2013.

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