Marcel Vigneron

Syfy, known for its forays into the unreal and surreal, has decided to focus on what's real — or seemingly real — with the pickups of three new series.

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Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, starring Top Chef Season 2 runner-up Marcel Vigneron, delves into the use of molecular gastronomy in the catering and event business.

Paranormal Witness follows the stories of people who have experienced paranormal activity.

Face Off centers on special-effects makeup artists as they battle to win the competition series creating prosthetics, 3-D design and other works of art.

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Said Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of original programming: "Whether it's pushing the scientific boundaries of cooking, immersing us in first-person accounts of paranormal encounters, or exploring the creative artists behind special effects make-up, each of these series underscores the increasing breadth of Syfy's diverse brand."

Do any of these new series sound appealing?