Oddities TV Show

Oddities TV Show: Was It Cancelled?


Are you a big fan of the popular Oddities TV show? Well, that is what this post is all about. Today, we will talk about the actual store, some of the bizarre rarities that make their way into Obscura Antiques & Oddities and the show’s sixth season. We will also share some very interesting YouTube videos from the series, as well as information on how you can view even more shows.

If you are looking to purchase odd items online, visit our post on various retailers of oddities. You will also want to check out our updated story on the famous cat known as “Cy” the cyclops kitten.

Was The Show Cancelled?

Oddities was a reality television program that aired on the Science Channel for 5 seasons. There has not seen a single episode since the last show of Season 5, which aired on April 27, 2014.

Will Season 6 Ever Be Released?

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If you are a fan of the show, you are probably wondering what happened to it. Based on our research, there have only been 2 episodes made for Season 6. Unfortunately, at this time, none are available online (free or paid). We couldn’t find any information on whether they will be making more episodes any time soon. It doesn’t make any sense to create just 2 episodes for the entire season. However, as soon as we get new information, we will update this article.

So was the show cancelled? We did quite a bit of research on this question:

Only one source confirms the show has been cancelled and will not be returning for a sixth season. However, the source does not provide any credible links to confirm their claim.

If you check Yahoo Answers, you don’t get much information (other than people saying there has yet to be an announcement) there either.

Our Attempt To Get The Answer Straight From The Source

Since we couldn’t find much information on the future of the Oddities show, we decided to reach out to Obscura Antiques & Oddities in Manhattan. Although we did not get a response to our emails, fortunately we were able to reach them by phone.

We asked them if they had any information on the show returning. The gentlemen said they would like the show to be aired again. However, after 5 years since the last episode aired, they still have not heard anything on when or if it will ever come back.

Update (5-15-20): On May 15, 2020, we tried to contact Obscura. Unfortunately, we got an answering machine saying the store is now permanently closed.

On the same day, we posted the update to a Facebook group called Unusual Antiques and Oddities.

That’s when we heard back from Mike Zohn himself.

an update from Mike Zohn

“The show ended due to major changes at the network. The show aired 74 episodes over 5 seasons and was shown worldwide in at least 6 languages. It was the top rated show on Science Channel and can still be seen on Amazon Prime as well as the Science Channel app,” Zohn said to Facebook fans.

Zohn also went on to say that despite the store being closed, they are still in business.

He added: “The shop is closed but we are still in business. The shop phone number is still active and I check the messages. I’m also selling on my fb page and the IG page too in addition to the Oddities Market events I put on. Our website is also still active. Www.ShopObscuraAntiques.com.”

Oddities Cast & Shop

Mike Zohn, Evan Michelson and Ryan Matthew Cohn

Oddities Cast Novi2” by Nightscream is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Oddities is filmed in East Village, Manhattan. The television show follows the staff and customers that flock to the store called Obscura Antiques & Oddities. The show premiered on November 4, 2010. This half-hour documentary/reality television program has completed 5 successful seasons.

The stars of Oddities include co-owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson, and Ryan Matthew (a buyer and skull seller). If you watch the show, you have probably seen the staff visiting places such as auctions and flea markets to obtain their products. They are obviously determined to find items that are not only rare, but absolutely amazing. That is what makes this place such an attraction to many around the United States and beyond. The television show has even caught the interest of celebrities such as Jonathan Davis from Korn, actor Matthew Gray Gubler, and artist Cynthia von Buhler.

What Types Of Products Do You Find At Obscura?

Although you probably won’t find Albert Einstein’s brain here, you will certainly find plenty of unique stuff for your curiosity cabinet. Some of Obscura’s items include odd taxidermy animals, mummified animals, art made from body parts (such as nail clippings), medical oddities and a lot more. If you love oddities, then this is the place to find some of the most unusual items in the world.

How To Watch The Show

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So you can no longer view the Oddities TV show in your area? No problem. We have a list of links to various sources that allow you to see a variety of episodes (clips and full episodes) in the series.

For Free

Of course, we all want free. Thank goodness for YouTube. We found a channel with 64 video clips from the series.

For A Fee

If you are willing to pay a small fee, you can watch any episode. With TV.com, you can purchase an episode, or an entire season. You can also watch the show on Amazon Prime.

Another paid service you can use to watch the show is Yidio.com.

Oddities: San Francisco

Debuted on June 23, 2012, the television series called Oddities: San Francisco is a spin-off of Oddities. The show follows the staff and various transactions that take place at the strange store called Loved to Death (located in San Francisco, California). Some of their products include antiques, bizarre taxidermy animals (including taxidermy dioramas), odd jewelry, weird art, and much more.

Various Videos From The Series

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Tapeworm In A Jar

An Amazing Dark Art Collection


Out of all 5 seasons filmed at Manhattan’s Obscura Antiques & Oddities shop, do you have a favorite episode? If so, tell us about it in the comments. Hopefully in the near future, this amazing half-hour documentary will be picked up by another network. If that ever happens, we will finally be able to see many more exciting episodes of the Oddities TV show.