For decades, Bruce Campbell has been the master of the weird.
He’s done standard stuff, including years on “Burn Notice,” but is best known for the “Evil Dead” movies, the wild “Ash vs. Evil Dead” series and the sort of oddities that film-festival fans love. So this seems logical: Campbell will produce and host the rebooted “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” series, which starts June 9 on the Travel Channel.
A PBS documentary made one thing clear: Robert Ripley was no Barnum; he was a diligent guy who tried to present only things he could verify.
He was also not a dynamic soul, as indicated in his radio show and the “Believe It or Not” TV series he hosted briefly, before his death in 1949 at 58. There have also been “Believe It or Not” dramas, plus reboots hosted by Jack Palance and Dean Cain. Now it’s Campbell’s turn