Weird U.S.

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Weird U.S.
Weird U.S. logo.png
Starring Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman
Country of origin United States
Production
Executive producer(s) Carl H. Lindahl
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network The History Channel
Original release October 31, 2004 (2004-10-31) (pilot)[1]
August 1, 2005 (2005-08-01) – December 30, 2005 (2005-12-30)[2]
External links
Website
Production website

Weird U.S. is a reality television series, and book of the same name, on The History Channel starring Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, founders of the magazine Weird NJ, as they hunt the United States looking for weird history, hauntings, and legends because, as they say, "history is full of weirdos." It is produced by Kralyevich Productions. It is also a series of paranormal travel guides edited by the same two individuals.

History[edit]

The pilot episode aired on October 31, 2004 on the History Channel. The pilot episode was an hour long.[3] It started as a regular weekly series on August 1, 2005.[4][5][6]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Pilot 1 October 31, 2004 (2004-10-31) October 31, 2004 (2004-10-31)
1 14 August 1, 2005 (2005-08-01) December 31, 2005 (2005-12-31)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1"Weird U.S. (a.k.a. Strange but True)"October 31, 2004 (2004-10-31)

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1"Road to Weirdsville[7]"August 1, 2005 (2005-08-01)N/A
2"Weird Medicine"August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)N/A
3"Weird Worship"August 15, 2005 (2005-08-15)N/A
4"Rebels and Traitors"August 22, 2005 (2005-08-22)N/A
5"Crimes and Punishment"August 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)N/A
6"Weirdly Departed[8]"September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)N/A
7"History or Hoax?"September 26, 2005 (2005-09-26)N/A
  • Fact or Fiction
  • Weird Underworld
  • It's A Wonderful Time To Be Weird
  • Creepy Curses
  • Weird Waters
  • Roadside Distractions
  • This Odd House

DVD releases[edit]

A&E Home Video has released these DVD sets, along with other individual DVD episodes:[9]

  • Title: Weird U.S., Vol. 1 (History Channel)
  • Episodes contained: Strange But True (pilot) and Road to Weirdsville
  • UPC: 733961745122
  • DVD Release Date: October 31, 2004
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Title: Weird U.S., Vol. 2 (History Channel)
  • Episodes contained: Weird Worship and Weirdly Departed
  • UPC: 733961745139
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Title: Weird U.S., Vol. 3 (History Channel)
  • Episodes contained: Rebels and Traitors and Crime and Punishment
  • UPC: 733961745146
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes

Magazine and guides[edit]

Weird U.S. started as an underground magazine called Weird NJ in New Jersey by the two Marks. This was followed by several travel guides compiled of the various stories sent in by readers. There is now a Weird guide for about half of the states in America.

U.S. Guides[edit]

Non U.S. & Other Guides[edit]

  • Weird England
  • Weird Club: The Search For The Jersey Devil
  • Weird Hauntings
  • Weird Encounters

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WEIRD U.S." New York: prnewswire.com. October 12, 2004. Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Weird U.S. (2005-08-01). "Weird U.S. Episodes". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  3. ^ "The History Channel Primetime Programming Schedule". Angelfire. October 2004. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ Patton, Christopher (August 1, 2005). "New History Channel show features Lake County attraction". Tavares, Florida: lakecountyfl.gov. Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "TV: What's on". The San Diego Union-Tribune. August 1, 2005. Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Weird U.S. - Episodes". zap2it. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016.
  7. ^ "The History Channel Primetime Programming Schedule". Angelfire. August 2005. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016.
  8. ^ "The History Channel Primetime Programming Schedule". Angelfire. September 2005. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Weird U.S". Web.archive.org. 2006-12-30. Retrieved 2016-09-17.

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