Filming has started on the project, which will feature the iconic Manchester popstar searching for intergalactic travellers, extraterrestrials and close encounters in what is described as "a road trip of epic proportions".
[Shaun Ryder and Bez performing with Happy Mondays]
A lifelong UFO fanatic and believer, Ryder will examine secrets, myths, experts, scientists and eccentrics connected to alien life forms.
The singer will start his journey in his hometown in the North of England, where he had his first UFO sighting as a 15-year-old, and he will then travel the globe, stopping off in Chile and Area 51 in the US.
Producers are currently looking for viewer contributions to the show and people interested in the series can upload their own photos and videos of UFO sightings to the programme's official Facebook page to get involved.
Shaun Ryder on UFOs will air on History in 2013.