Scare Tactics

2003, TV Show


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Syfy Sets Sanctuary Return, Eureka and Warehouse 13 Finales

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Ghosts, Abnormals and even Tinker Bell will be populating Syfy this fall.

On Tuesday, the network announced the return dates for its shows Sanctuary, Scare Tactics and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, in addition to the season finales for Eureka, Alphas, Haven and Warehouse 13. The four-hour movie Neverland, starring Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, will premiere on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 9/8c each night.

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Jeers: Without a Tracy

Tracy Morgan by F. Scott Schafer/Sci Fi Channel

Jeers to Tracy Morgan for slumming it as the new host of Scare Tactics. You're one of the stars of TV's best comedy, 30 Rock — why are you following in the D-list footsteps of Shannen Doherty and Stephen Baldwin by introducing the mean, gory stunts on Sci Fi's prank show? I know, it's a paycheck, but at least you could make it sound like you're not reading your lines for the first time as you're being filmed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised: This is the same guy who announced the winner on NBC's supercheesy Clash of the Choirs. Now, that's scary. • Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in TV Guide magazine! read more

Satan's Baby Delivered on Scare Tactics

Tracy Morgan on Scare Tactics by F. Scott Schafer/Sci Fi Channel

The Punk'd-meets-horror reality show Scare Tactics is back with an all new season, and this first clip of a woman petrified by what appears to be the spawn of Satan (horns and all) is absolutely priceless. It's almost as good as the classic skit about the PETA activist encountering a mutant rat-boy. So why is it so compelling to see innocent people nearly wet their pants out of sheer fright? New host Tracy Morgan explains it best in three words: "Fear is funny!" Watch it now! | More online videos read more

30 Rock Star Tracy Morgan Gives Us a Good Scare

Tracy Morgan by F. Scott Schafer/Sci Fi Channel Photo

You can bet that some folks will be trippin when Tracy Morgan takes over as the host of Scare Tactics a PunkdmeetsFriday the 13th reality show premiering Wednesday at 10 pmET on Sci Fi Channel The 30 Rock star gave us a sneak peek GJ DonnellyTV Guide Why indulge in Scare Tactics Tracy Morgan Its fun Its a great opportunity to do my best Rod Serling impression Its spooky stuff Its just like Crank Yankers I dont know what to expect but I know its going to be frighteningTV Guide What scares you Morgan Poverty hunger all the real stuff Coming from the ghetto youre not scared of muchTV Guide What else are you doing Morgan Im filming a movie called Nailed with Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal To work around these people raises my gameTV Guide Have you ever met anyone like 30 Rocks Tracy JordanMorgan Not really not anybody that unstable Hes a figment of myImagination Hes lovable but hes crazyTV Guide Has anyone read more

Stephen Baldwin Gives Us a Scare

When we heard that Stephen Baldwin was replacing Shannen Doherty as host of Sci Fi Channel's Scare Tactics (starting with the reality hit's third-season premiere tonight at 10 pm/ET), we came down with the giggles, not the jitters. But, as Alec, Billy and Daniel's brother tells TV Guide Online, the job doesn't call for him to be frightening, just himself. "You have to have a certain sick sense of humor to get the show. That's why [I think the producers] called me. They said, 'The show has gotten gnarlier — you'd be a perfect fit [as host]!' "Besides," he adds with a laugh, "there are a whole bunch of people out there who think that I'm very scary!" That said, the 38-year-old actor, whose films have ranged from the sublime (The Usual Suspects, with Kevin Spacey) to the ridiculous (Bio-Dome, with Pauley Shore), may be a more natural fit with Sci Fi than he even realizes. Alread read more

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Premiered: April 04, 2003, on Sci Fi
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Terrifying practical jokes are staged on unsuspecting victims in a hidden-camera series, featuring such pranks as locking a woman in a coffin, and convincing a man that he's entered a radioactive warehouse. Definitely ghoulish. But host Shannen Doherty is charmed. `There's no better way to show a friend or family member that you care than to shock the hell out of them,' she says.



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