I missed this last week, but The Sci-Fi Channel officially stepped forward and said the The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan was a hoax.
It seems AP picked up the story using the press releases that Sci-Fi was putting out about the supposed tension between Shyamalan and the network. Sci-Fi’s new parent NBC stepped in. “This marketing strategy is not consistent with our policy at NBC,” NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said on Sunday. “We would never intend to offend the public or the press and value our relationship with both.” I can’t find the show referenced anywhere on the website now.
As I said, the special was great. For it to truly work, there has to be some ambiguity has to whether or not it is true.
[thanks to Radio Nexus for the link]