In the past, show producers have admitted to outlining the show and creating character story arcs, and have stated they were hoping for a romantic relationship to emerge between Buell and a female cast member.
Moreover, the show does draw a younger, predominantly female audience.
The Paranormal Herald,received some documents that proves that they were tied up just 3 days before their said paranormal birthday party.
The program follows and stars the Pennsylvania State University Paranormal Research Society, a student-led college club.
Information about the event under investigation may also be held back from the students in order to create dramatic tension, and only situations which will have a conclusive outcome are investigated.
"We may have information we don't give to [the PRS team]", Gazzerro said, "but we need to make sure [the episode is] produceable." Story arcs were also outlined for each "character" on the show, and the production team had publicly expressed its hope that a romantic relationship would develop between the research team leader Ryan Buell and one of the women on the series.
The fourth season premiered on December 15, 2009 on A&E, and the DVD release for this season is scheduled for September 28, 2010.
On May 4, 2010, A&E confirmed that Paranormal State was renewed for a fifth season for a total of 20 episodes.