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[01/08/14 - 10:24 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights Production for Three New Original Pilots: "Booze Traveler" (WT), "Great Escapes" (WT) and "Street Cred" (WT) with Penn Jillette
The latter sees comedian and magician Penn Jillette secretly finding the best street performer and grants them a generous reward.







GREAT ESCAPES (TRAVEL)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/8/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Travel's press release, January 2014) "Great Escapes" (wt) showcases escape artist and history buff Steve Santini as he explores iconic locations and tourist destinations often visited for their notorious confinements. Santini will meet with experts and examine historical facts to see how a breakout could have changed the course of history. Driven by his curiosity, Santini - who holds a 2010 Guiness World Record for slipping blindfolded from police handcuffs - will attempt to free himself using expert techniques. "Great Escapes" (wt) is a half-hour pilot produced by Paper Route Productions.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Steve Santini as half-hour
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Paper Route Productions