Not a Parody: Watch Rob Lowe and His Sons Investigate the Paranormal in the Lowe Files Trailer


When he isn’t staying perpetually employed, Rob Lowe spends a lot of time thinking about how much he loves his kids and how fascinated he is by paranormal creatures like the Loch Ness Monster. It was only a matter of time before he brought these two passions of his together as a reality TV show.

The first trailer for The Lowe Files feels like an unabashed sendup of everything that’s come to define the CW’s Supernatural series. You’ve got two brothers learning to hunt mysterious cryptids from their father, road trips, and a classic rock song soundtracking the entire affair. Together, the Lowe boys wander out into the wilderness in search of ghosts and other fun beasties like “wood-apes.”

“Any time the phrase ‘Rob Lowe investigates wood apes is in the zeitgeist, you know you’re in for a special treat,” Lowe told Entertainment Weekly. “If you put Anthony Bourdain in a blender with Scooby Doo, you’d get the tone of this show.”

io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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I thought they were faces photoshopped on other peoples’ heads.

How come Rob Lowe (a man best known for being really really ridiculously good looking) has children who look so… wrong.

Are they robo-kids stuck in the uncanny valley?