SCI FI orders new season of Destination Truth

SCI FI Channel has renewed its investigative reality hit Destination Truth for a third season after its second season achieved double-digit audience growth, the network announced.

World traveler and explorer Josh Gates will return to host nine new episodes, slated to premiere on SCI FI in fall 2009.

Gates, a recent inductee into the Explorers Club, will once again take viewers around the globe in search of answers to some of the world's most intriguing unexplained mysteries.

In a Destination Truth first, the new season will feature United States-based explorations in Alaska and in Florida. Other adventures include a trip through the ghost towns of Chernobyl, a trek into eastern Turkey in search of a lake mystery and an attempt to uncover the secrets behind the Bermuda Triangle.

Gates' team will also return to the Himalayan Mountains for another investigation into last season's mystery of the Yeti.

Destination Truth will be executive-produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions. Bechara Gholam will serve as co-executive producer.

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