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Exclusive: Syfy gets real with 'Top Chef' alum Marcel

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marcelImage Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/BravoSyfy is breaking into the reality biz in a big way. Sources confirm to me exclusively that the cable network is adding to its lineup not one, not two, but three new reality shows (all tentatively titled, at least for the moment): Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, Paranormal Witness, and Face Off. The skinny on the trio:

* Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen will follow whiny Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron — yes, the one with the hair — as he endeavors to employ molecular gastronomy in his new catering and event company.

* Paranormal Witness is an anthology docudrama that sounds suspiciously like it was conceived a few months too late to cash in on post-Paranormal Activity hoopla. (Every week, it’ll introduce someone else who’s been spooked by this or that.)

* And finally, Face Off sounds like a Shear Genius competition for special-effects makeup artists. (Or, if you prefer, RuPaul’s Drag Race, only with the contestants working to uglify, not prettify.)

What do you think? Sound like fun? Or do you tune in to SyFy to escape from reality, not face an even scarier version of it? Your thoughts below.

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