The show featured British
anthropologist Jonathan MacKensie, who was blackmailed by his
department head, Dr. Julianna Moorhouse of the fictional
Georgetown Institute Paranormal Research Unit, into
investigating a supposed "haunting" involving a teenage boy in
return for a research grant. He paired up with flamboyant
tabloid reporter Edgar "Benny" Benedek in an attempt to
short-cut the time involved, and over Moorhouse's objections.
Benny and Jonathan did not get along, but managed to solve the
case without killing each other.