Who ordered the green pea soup…?
Destination America — aka the network “dedicated to all-American entertainment” — will host the first live televised exorcism in U.S. history, aptly titled Exorcism: Live!, on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c, just in time for Halloween, it was announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
The live event will revisit the story and the St. Louis house that inspired the iconic 1973 movie The Exorcist. The exorcism will in fact take place at the original Exorcist House, where the titular dispatching of demons was performed on Roland Doe in 1949.
“No one has ever attempted to rid the lurking spirits and demons that inhabit this home… until now,” the network’s release reads, my dramatic ellipse and italics added for effect. (Add in an ominous thunderclap, if you like.)
Exorcism: Live! will feature the cast of Destination America’s Ghost Asylum, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as well as world-renowned psychic medium Chip Coffey (but he already knew that).