or


[08/13/12 - 07:22 AM]
Go Beyond the Terminal in Travel Channel's New Original Series: "Airport 24/7: Miami" - Premiering Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
The six-episode series will open with a special one-hour season opener featuring back-to-back episodes.

[via press release from Travel Channel]

GO BEYOND THE TERMINAL IN TRAVEL CHANNEL'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES: "AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI" - PREMIERING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

One-Hour Season Premiere to Feature Two Back-to-Back Episodes Providing An Unprecedented Look at the Inner Workings of Miami International Airport

CHEVY CHASE, MD (August 13, 2012) - Travel Channel grants viewers an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of one of the busiest airports in the U.S. in its new original six-episode series, "Airport 24/7: Miami." Premiering with a special one-hour season opener featuring back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, each weekly half-hour show goes beyond the terminal for an unprecedented look at the inner workings of Miami International Airport, also known as MIA. With nearly 40 million passengers a year, MIA is the size of a small city - and considered a "Category X" airport, a prime target for a terrorist attack. Viewers will meet the steadfast MIA team whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running around the clock, and see what it takes to fight terrorism, intercept drug smugglers, secure a presidential landing, manage severe weather and much more.

"Airports are a big part of traveling, and this show is a way to give our viewers an exclusive and rare glimpse into this amazing and dynamic world. While most of us are just passing through something is always going on - fuel fires, smuggling rings, medical emergencies, sting operations and aircraft malfunctions. Witnessing firsthand all that it takes to get people safely to their destinations we guarantee will both entertain and make our viewers more informed as travelers," says Andy Singer, General Manager, Travel Channel.

From seasoned veterans who have literally seen it all after more than 25 years of working at MIA to a rookie passenger service representative reluctantly following in her family's footsteps, the characters of "Airport 24/7: Miami" embody the culture, personality and soul of their airport and their city.

The series spotlights the ensemble cast of nine airport personnel, and the challenges they face as they work to keep MIA running efficiently. The airport's overall operations, maintenance, security and communications are the responsibility of Deputy Director Ken Pyatt. Customer Service and Terminal Operations are seen through the eyes of Division Director Dickie Davis, as she enthusiastically leads a large team that includes Operations Officer Heidi Anthony, Senior Agent Tony "The Mayor" Cooper and Operations Control Room Agent Darius Bradshaw. The stakes are even higher for those who ensure passenger safety - on and off the ground. Security experts introduced include Director of Security Lauren Stover, Terminal Security Agent Ericka Middleton and Miami-Dade Police Officer Chris "Stretch" Rutledge. From the ground, Ramp Services Manager Albert Cordeschi is the ringleader that keeps all planes coming and going on time. These individuals of various backgrounds must come together to guarantee a safe and pleasant journey for the thousands of travelers passing through MIA daily.

In the first half-hour episode of the season premiere (9:00 p.m. ET/PT), a TSA officer intercepts a firearm tucked inside a carry-on bag through the checkpoint x-ray. Tensions rise as the passenger is questioned by the Miami-Dade Police Department and they determine that he is neither a U.S. citizen nor does he have a firearms permit. MIA staffers and the Lufthansa team have just over two hours to turn the largest passenger aircraft in the world. When Customs and Border Protection makes a surprise inspection, everyone is caught off guard, and as a result, the jet may not take off on time and 500 passengers may be delayed. TSA intercepts a potential terrorist when an officer spots a knife deliberately hidden in the sole of a sneaker. The passenger also has three forms of ID and is of Middle Eastern descent. A full-scale security response is issued to investigate.

In the second episode of the season opener (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), a driver comes within inches of his life when his car flips over outside the terminal. Initial reports indicate he has suffered severe head trauma, and the prognosis does not look good. This is where the search begins to find out who the victim is and who is waiting for him at arrivals. Customs and Border Protection's Anti Terrorism and Contraband Enforcement Team hones in on a shipment of tractor parts originating in South America traveling through Miami onto Africa. The canine discovers a cache of cocaine in the least likely place. Security Director Lauren Stover arranges to help a young lady surprise her boyfriend, a soldier who is returning from his tour of duty in Afghanistan, by meeting him at the gate. But a bigger surprise waits when the plan is turned around.

"Airport 24/7: Miami" is produced by 2C Media for Travel Channel. For 2C Media, the executive producers are Chris Sloan, Carla Kaufman Sloan and Shari Solomon Cedar. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Bill Howard.

TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block.

A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI (TRAVEL)





[05/26/17 - 12:31 PM]
Senators-Penguins Game 7 Double-OT Thriller on NBCSN Averages More Than 3 Million Viewers
NBCSN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 25.

[05/26/17 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD's "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" Two-Hour TV Movie Event to Premiere Saturday, July 15
Season three of the fan-favorite and Annie Award-nominated series is slated to debut this fall.

[05/26/17 - 09:07 AM]
"Into the Badlands" Closes Its Second Season as a Top Scripted Series on Cable
AMC further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[05/26/17 - 08:36 AM]
NBC's 10 P.M. "The Red Nose Day Special" #1 in Timeslot in 18-49 and Improves on Last Year's Telecast by 40% in Demo and 27% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 25.

[05/25/17 - 11:55 PM]
3rd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $35 Million for Children in Need, Top Stars Join NBC's Night of Red Nose Day Programming & Live Special
The donation total was calculated after the broadcast finished airing on the West Coast.

[05/25/17 - 03:59 PM]
Video: Netflix Reveals Trailer and Key Art for CounterPunch
The film brings to light the true stories of a number of young boxers determined not only to turn around the fate of the industry, but to also make sure their names end up in the firmament alongside the most remembered and revered champions.

[05/25/17 - 03:50 PM]
Top Ninja Warriors Will Show Off Their Strength on NBC's Annual Three-Hour Special "USA vs. The World" Airing Sunday, June 4 (8-11 PM ET/PT)
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are set to host and Kristine Leahy will co-host.

[05/25/17 - 02:36 PM]
ABC Wins Its 4th Consecutive May in Adults 18-49, Delivering Its Longest Winning Streak for the Sweep in Over 25 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/25/17 - 02:32 PM]
Production Team for "69th Primetime Emmys" Announced
Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment will executive produce this year's telecast.

[05/25/17 - 01:27 PM]
Video: First Look at Ludacris in MTV's "Fear Factor"
The series returns this Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/25/17 - 11:59 AM]
Rubber Hits the Road on the New Season of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" Premiering Wednesday, June 28th
Celebrity guests this season include President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Ted Koppel, Wanda Sykes, Michael Strahan, Brad Garrett, Josh Duhamel, J. B. Smoove, among others.

[05/25/17 - 10:59 AM]
History Orders Robert Zemeckis Scripted Drama Series "Blue Book"
"Blue Book" chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950's and 60's known as "Project Blue Book."

[05/25/17 - 10:46 AM]
Summer Is Blazing Hot with "Teen Choice 2017" Live Sunday, August 13, on FOX
For 19 years, the special has presented performances and appearances by some of pop culture's brightest stars.

[05/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
The Avengers Return for an Action-Packed One-Hour "Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars" Season Four Premiere on Saturday, June 17, on Disney XD
Picking up right after the events of season three "Ultron Revolution," the fourth season finds Tony Stark trapped in another dimension.

[05/25/17 - 10:04 AM]
"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, June 18 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central
"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers.