Strange Universe

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Strange Universe
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Running time30 minutes
Original networkSyndicated

Strange Universe was a United States syndicated daily half-hour program about paranormal phenomena that aired from 1996 to 1998. Developed by Rysher Entertainment and Chris Craft Television, it debuted in 1996, hosted by Emmitt Miller and Dana Adams.[1][2][3][4] The show was presented in a daily tabloid television format, with the hosts introducing segments on various fortean and New Age topics, sometimes accompanied with interviews.[5]

In February 1997 Adams was dropped as co-host and Miller became the only host. At that point, Variety reported that the show had a "weak" 1.2 national rating over the past two months.[6]

The show was on the air from 1996 to 1998 for a total of 390 episodes.[7] It usually appeared on UPN network affiliates, as Chris-Craft owned half of UPN and their stations carried UPN programming.[8][9] The series was also syndicated internationally, airing in Canada on Access, The Education Station (currently known as CTV 2 Alberta).

In 1996, for the first time in its broadcast history, it dedicated a full episode to subject of alleged footage from Area 51 of an "alien interview". This was released in 1997 as Area 51: The Alien Interview, directed by Jeff Broadstreet, and starring Steven Williams.[10][11][12][13][14]


  1. ^ Hontz, Jenny (15 July 1996). Rysher taps duo for `Universe', Variety
  2. ^ (18 December 1995). Strange Thing Brewing, Broadcasting & Cable
  3. ^ (3 June 1996). Green light to `Strange Universe', Broadcasting & Cable
  4. ^ (2 December 1996). 'Universe' is renewed, Mediaweek
  5. ^ Ruscitti, Frank (15 October 1996). "Strange Universe". The Village Voice. ProQuest 232161948.
  6. ^ (12 February 1997). Article on Variety archives, Variety
  7. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1136. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  8. ^ Stranger Than Paradise, Vibe (March 1998)
  9. ^ (26 May 1997). 'Strange Universe' back, Electronic Media
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  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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