Overview

Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to protect humankind from occult dangers. Despite bearing the Poltergeist name, there is no real connection between the show and the Poltergeist trilogy aside from the title.

Poltergeist: The Legacy debuted on Showtime, and all first-run episodes of the first three seasons premiered on that network, though they were later syndicated. After the third season, Showtime cancelled the show, and the rights were purchased by Sci Fi Channel which continued the series for another season. This same pattern was followed by Stargate SG-1, which also debuted on Showtime, was also sold into syndication, and was rescued from cancellation by Sci Fi.

The fourth season of Poltergeist: The Legacy featured an episode starring WWE wrestler The Undertaker as a being from Hell who collected souls, a deliberate crossover with RAW, which was also airing on the USA Network at the time and earning the network some of the highest ratings on cable TV. It was hoped that this cameo would help boost awareness of the new show, and thus generate a larger audience.

  1. Richard Barton Lewis

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Derek de Lint

    Derek de Lint

    88 Episodes

  2. Martin Cummins

    Martin Cummins

    88 Episodes

  3. Helen Shaver

    Helen Shaver

    88 Episodes

  4. Robbi Chong

    Robbi Chong

    88 Episodes

  5. Kristin Lehman

    Kristin Lehman

    88 Episodes

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Poltergeist: The Legacy

Season 4

1999 | 22 Episodes

Season 4 of Poltergeist: The Legacy premiered on March 19, 1999.

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Poltergeist: The Legacy
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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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