America’s Psychic Challenge
America’s Psychic Challenge was a competitive reality TV series on the Lifetime Television Network. The show originated in the UK with the title Britain’s Psychic Challenge. Bunim-Murray Productions produced the American version for Lifetime TV.
During a national search of thousands, sixteen self-professed psychics were interviewed and tested to gain a spot to compete on television. For the program, tests were created by the production company with the stated goal of assessing contestants’ supernatural abilities. As each psychic is tested, he or she is awarded points based on the results of the tests. At the end of every show, the two psychics with the highest scores move forward to continue in the competition, and the low-scored contestants leave the series. Ultimately, the final two psychics face off to compete for the grand prize of $100,000 and the title of “America’s #1 Psychic”.