Destination America is giving viewers the rare chance to watch a real live exorcism from the safety of their own homes. The network that's home to shows like "A Haunting" and "Mountain Monsters" announced it will air the first live telecast of an exorcism with the upcoming "Exorcism: Live!," reported TV Line.
The show will be set in the St. Louis suburbs at the infamous "exorcist house," the site of the 1949 exorcism of Roland Doe, according to a Destination America press release. The events that transpired in the house inspired the classic 1973 film "The Exorcist."
"As we step into one of the most haunted and well-known spirit destinations in America, 'Exorcism: Live!' will show exactly what is inside this infamous, highly dangerous and possessed home," said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. "By actually exorcising this iconic house live, Destination America will do what it does best — bringing never-before-seen experiences to television."
Airing live Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m., the show will feature the cast of another Destination America show, "Ghost Asylum." The team, also known as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, will use their ghost-hunting skills to aid in the ritual. They will be accompanied by world-famous psychic medium Chip Coffey.
While this will mark the first live televised exorcism, it's not the first time the centuries-old ritual has been seen on TV, reported Deadline Hollywood. In 1991, an episode of ABC's "20/20" aired 26 minutes of an alleged 6-hour exorcism on a teenage girl in Florida.