Rob Lowe's Spooky A&E Reality Show Gets Premiere Date, Trailer — Watch

This is literally the strangest thing we’ve ever seen Rob Lowe do. (And remember, we’ve seen him sing with Snow White at the Oscars.)

The Parks and Recreation alum is headlining a new A&E reality show, The Lowe Files, along with his sons Matthew and John Owen. But this isn’t some glitzy slice of life as a Hollywood celebrity: The show follows the Lowe boys across the country as they hunt down supernatural phenomena like aliens and ghosts. (Yes, really.)

Files will debut Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 10/9c, the network announced on Tuesday, with a hour-long episode that sees Rob and his sons visit an abandoned boys’ reformatory in California that’s said to be haunted by vengeful spirits.

In the sneak-peek trailer posted above, Lowe recalls adventures with his sons trying to solve spooky mysteries and searching for legendary creatures like Bigfoot. Now that his boys are grown, Rob’s taking them back on the monster hunt; we see lots of night-vision footage of the guys getting freaked out, and even a shot of Lowe applying tribal warpaint (!) in some sort of shamanic ritual in front of a roaring bonfire.

Press PLAY on the trailer above for a sneak peek, then hit the comments: Are you down for a little ghost-hunting with Rob Lowe and his sons?      

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10 Comments
  1. George H. says:

    This looks interesting. Will give it a try.

  2. Ice says:

    Hey, why not. I’ll be watching. ☺🖒

  3. sunshine says:

    They didn’t even have the writers strike but we still get this? This is really bottom of the barrel stuff, I guess Rob needed college money for the kids.

  4. Ellie says:

    This looks so much FUN!
    If you read either of Rob Lowe’s biographies, he talks about how his sons are his biggest pride, biggest accomplishment and his best friends. He didn’t have a father figure while growing up, though they’ve made peace and formed a relationship as Rob has been an adult. Because of that, Rob said that when he decided to start a family, he was going to put his children first and be present in their lives. The fact that his two sons used their summer break, one is in college, the other law school, to film a series together, speaks volumes! they’re a hilarious trio…follow their social media and see that they’re fun-loving father & son trio that is off on a great adventure. Each boy has a lovely relationship and friendship with their Dad and in turn are caring brothers who are also friends. Clearly they have their own interests, friendship and lives, but Rob and his wife have raised two boys who are not just brothers, but friends.

    • Cactus Rose says:

      I read his books, too, and agree 100% with what you are saying! Can’t wait to see the show tonight. If it turns out it’s not that great, I’ll still watch just to see that gorgeous guy and his sweet kids!

  5. Bronick says:

    What the hell, Rob? THIS is what you left West Wing and Parks for?!

  6. Karen Sue Tamarra says:

    OMG!! I can’t wait to see it!!!😊😊😊😍😍

  7. lynda white says:

    love Rob Lowe…love paranomal stuff…perfect cant wait!!

  8. Pamela Landers says:

    I hope that you all need no equipment, you can feel and hear the energy. It would be interesting if you went into an area knowing nothing about it .document your findings then go in with the equipment.