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[01/22/13 - 07:05 AM]
Travel Channel Renews Eight Primetime Series
"Airport 24/7: Miami," "Baggage Battles," "Bizarre Foods America," "Dangerous Grounds," "The Dead Files," "Ghost Adventures, "Hotel Impossible" and "Mysteries At The Museum" are all due back.

[via press release from Travel Channel]

TRAVEL CHANNEL RENEWS EIGHT PRIMETIME SERIES: "AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI," "BAGGAGE BATTLES," "BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA," "DANGEROUS GROUNDS," "THE DEAD FILES," "GHOST ADVENTURES," "HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE" AND "MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM"

CHEVY CHASE, MD (January 22, 2013) - Travel Channel continues to grow its library of original travel entertainment programming and has renewed eight of its most popular series to air in 2013: "Airport 24/7: Miami," "Baggage Battles," "Bizarre Foods America" with Andrew Zimmern, "Dangerous Grounds," "The Dead Files," "Ghost Adventures, "Hotel Impossible" and "Mysteries At The Museum." The diverse and expansive content of the returning shows spotlights the world's most fascinating locations, guided by knowledgeable hosts in their respective fields. The announcement was made today by Laureen Ong, President, Travel Channel.

"This is an exciting time for Travel Channel as we renew a record number of television series that have resonated so well with our viewers," said Ong. "As we work towards refreshing our programming line-up - away from the travelogues and more towards a lean forward experience - we plan to continue to break free from the traditional ideology behind travel programming, and bring our audience a diverse array of entertainment through the many unique perspectives of our travel experts and enthusiasts."

"From the inner-workings of airports, to rescuing struggling hotels to the adrenaline-infused global quest for coffee, these returning series continue to offer viewers immersive, entertaining and exciting travel-related programming," said Andy Singer, GM, Travel Channel. "We are providing our viewers with compelling stories and unique characters as we take them on extraordinary adventures each week."

"AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI" (13 x 30)

Season two of "Airport 24/7: Miami" brings back the nine larger-than-life characters whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running around the clock. The series grants an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of Miami International Airport, considered a Category X airport, a prime target for a terrorist attack. With nearly 40 million passengers a year it's an airport the size of a small city. Whether it's intercepting drug smugglers, fighting terrorism, securing an Air Force One landing, handling medical emergencies or dealing with sting operations and aircraft malfunctions, "Airport 24/7: Miami" reveals what travelers typically don't see.

"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.

"BAGGAGE BATTLES" (13 x 30)

The shrewd (yet loveable) auction specialists are back for a third season of "Baggage Battles." Billy Leroy, Mark Meyer, and married couple Laurence and Sally Martin each provide knowledgeable insight into the profitable business of bidding, buying and reselling unclaimed property. Traveling to some of the most important auctions around the world - including airport auctions, unclaimed freight and shipping auctions, police and seizure auctions, vehicular auctions and estate auctions - each team member must rely on their savvy expertise to find the hidden treasures as their bids are based on sight-unseen instincts.

"Baggage Battles" is produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment for Travel Channel. For MY Tupelo Entertainment, the executive producers are Michael Yudin and Joe Townley. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.

"BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA" WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN (10 x 60)

"Bizarre Foods America" is coming back for a new season with another helping of stateside adventures as chef, writer, and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern continues his quest to taste the weird and wonderful foods that can be found right here in the US. In the eighth season of the "Bizarre Foods" franchise, Zimmern is ready to tempt and test his palate in some of America's favorite cities including Houston, St. Louis and New York City.

"Bizarre Foods America" with Andrew Zimmern is produced by Tremendous! Entertainment, Inc. for Travel Channel. For Tremendous! Entertainment, Inc., the executive producers are Andrew Zimmern and Colleen Needles Steward. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is David E. Gerber.

"DANGEROUS GROUNDS" (8 x 60)

Coffee magnate and adventurer Todd Carmichael returns for a second season of "Dangerous Grounds" He continues to hunt down rare strains of coffee in some of the most fascinating and unseen places in the world. Whether he's sleeping under his truck to avoid being detected by notorious criminals or using makeshift repairs to fix a broken engine, Carmichael risks it all tracking his way from villages to mountain enclaves where the best coffee fruit hides. Travel is his life, and coffee fuels his passion for adventure. And buying directly from the growers means Carmichael must encounter danger and opposition from entrenched middlemen. There's an amazing story behind every cup!

"Dangerous Grounds" is produced by Nancy Glass Productions for Travel Channel. For Nancy Glass Productions, the executive producer is Nancy Glass. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Bill Howard.

"THE DEAD FILES" (13 x 60)

"The Dead Files" returns for a fourth season of all-new compelling investigations, featuring the extraordinary paranormal investigative duo Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan. DiSchiavi, a retired NYPD Homicide Detective, and Allan, a medium, combine their unique skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across the U.S. The team investigates each case from their specific area of expertise: DiSchiavi investigates the facts behind each location, interviewing eyewitnesses and local experts, and Allan channels the dead in her quest to understand what spirit activity lies within. Each investigator's methods and findings are kept hidden from the other, in order to preserve the integrity of their findings. DiSchiavi and Allan come together only at the end, to reveal the results as they formulate into one shocking - and often terrifying - conclusion.

"The Dead Files" is produced by Painless Entertainment, Inc. for Travel Channel. For Painless Entertainment, Inc., the executive producer is Jim Casey and the co-executive producers are Ross Kaiman and Rob Rosen. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is David E. Gerber.

"GHOST ADVENTURES" (13 x 60)

In a thrilling eighth season, the "Ghost Adventures" trio - comprised of lead paranormal investigator Zak Bagans along with fellow investigators Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin - takes viewers on a journey to some of the most terrifying and haunted locations to date. The team travels the country to uncover and capture electrifying paranormal activity. Interviewing witnesses and historians, they collect the stories behind each haunting to later confront the ghosts head-on during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. The crew then reviews their findings, along with their team of AV experts and specialists - some of the best in the paranormal field.

"Ghost Adventures" is produced by My Tupelo Entertainment for Travel Channel. For My Tupelo Entertainment, the executive producers are Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Zak Bagans and Nick Groff. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.

"HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE" (13 x 60)

For some hotel owners, bringing in hotel "fixer" Anthony Melchiorri is their last hope! Back for a third season, "Hotel Impossible," featuring Melchiorri with over 20+ years of experience in the hospitality business, helps turn struggling hotels into bustling tourist destinations. Every episode features a hotel either not living up to its potential or on the verge of closing. Melchiorri assesses each property and identifies its biggest problems. He then meets with the staff - from the owners and general managers, down to front desk receptionists and housekeeping - and determines the key operation issues. Joining Melchiorri on location are a variety of highly experienced designers including Blanche Garcia, Casey Noble and Alison Victoria, who will help transform key spaces in each hotel. As in earlier seasons, Melchiorri has just days to convince the hotel staff and owners to let go of the reins, formulate a plan, revamp the hotel and re-motivate its staff.

"Hotel Impossible" is produced by Atlas Media Corp. for Travel Channel. For Atlas Media Corp, executive producers are Bruce David Klein, Lorri Leighton and Rob Green. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Brian Leonard.

"MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM" (13 x 60)

"Mysteries at the Museum" returns for a fifth season of exploring local archives, storefront collections and hallowed halls of stately institutions across the country. Museum explorer and history enthusiast Don Wildman scours a range of museums to uncover the objects and artifacts that reveal America's hidden secrets. Through gripping interviews, rich archival footage and arresting re-enactments, "Mysteries at the Museum" brings to life the amazing relics from the center of the nation's most notorious crimes and scandals, unexplained encounters, bizarre inventions, and the most enthralling events of all time. Wildman provides an unprecedented peek behind the museum glass, and takes viewers on a fascinating journey to the historical institutions that millions visit as part of their travel itinerary.

"Mysteries at the Museum" is produced by Optomen Productions, Inc. for Travel Channel. For Optomen Productions, Inc., executive producers are Nicola Moody and Dominic Stobart. Series producer is Tim McConville. For Travel Channel, executive producer is David E. Gerber.

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.





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· AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI (TRAVEL)
· BAGGAGE BATTLES (TRAVEL)
· BIZARRE FOODS WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN (TRAVEL)
· DANGEROUS GROUNDS (TRAVEL)
· DEAD FILES, THE (TRAVEL)
· GHOST ADVENTURES (TRAVEL)
· HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE (TRAVEL)
· MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM (TRAVEL)





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