or


[07/15/13 - 07:10 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights New Original Programming + Renewals of Popular Primetime Series
"Airport 24/7: Miami," "Bizarre Foods America," "The Dead Files," "Toy Hunter" and "Trip Flip" are all due back.

[via press release from Travel Channel]

TRAVEL CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "STURGIS: 24/7 (wt)," AND ONE-HOUR SPECIAL "NETHERWORLD" HOSTED BY ZAK BAGANS; PLUS NEW SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT "CELEBRITY LAYOVER (wt)"

NETWORK RE-UPS NEW SEASONS OF FOUR POPULAR PRIMETIME SERIES: SEASON FIVE FOR BOTH "BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA" WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN, AND "THE DEAD FILES," SEASON THREE FOR BOTH "TOY HUNTER" AND "TRIP FLIP," AND ORDERS SIX ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF "AIRPORT: 24/7"

CHEVY CHASE, MD (July 15, 2013) - Travel Channel greenlights two original productions - "Sturgis: 24/7 (wt)," a one-hour series that provides an up-close and personal view of South Dakota's 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - the largest motorbike rally in the world, as well as a one-hour special, "Netherworld," which follows Zak Bagans ("Ghost Adventures") as he travels to one of the world's most mystifying locations - the Paris Catacombs. In addition, the Network is in development for a new original series - "Celebrity Layover (wt)," featuring celebrities as they provide a unique local perspective on a destination in a window of 24 to 48 hours. The announcement was made today by Travel Channel President, Laureen Ong.

Travel Channel has also renewed four hit series for new seasons. They include the fifth seasons of "Bizarre Foods America" with Andrew Zimmern and "The Dead Files," and the third seasons of "Toy Hunter" and "Trip Flip." Additionally, the Network is adding six new episodes of "Airport 24/7: Miami" to the series' current second season, extending its run through August.

"Travel Channel viewers are active trendsetters - they like to try new things, immerse themselves in cultural experiences and expand their knowledge of the world," said Ong. "We strive to reinvent the travel experience and look for ways to spotlight destinations from a unique lens - whether it's from the seat of a motorcycle or with Zak Bagans as he explores the origin of supernatural based cultural customs. Our diverse mix of entertaining programs will continue to inspire and inform."

New program descriptions:

"STURGIS: 24/7 (wt)" (8 x 60)

"Sturgis: 24/7 (wt)" covers the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and follows a few of the most standout occurrences that take place in a normally sleepy town. From bike builders to biker babes, Sturgis Lawmen to Sturgis Virgins, tattoo shops to the largest biker bar in the world - this series is an around-the-clock chronology of the most outrageous party on the planet. Produced by Big Fish Entertainment with Travel Channel's David E. Gerber as Executive Producer.

"NETHERWORLD" (1 x 60)

In "Netherworld," investigator Zak Bagans explores one of the world's most mysterious and iconic locations - The Catacombs of Paris. In this special, his mission is to explore the history, the culture and the mysteries behind this eerie underground graveyard, as it relates to the most important questions of life and death. Produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment with Travel Channel's Daniel A. Schwartz as Executive Producer.

"CELEBRITY LAYOVER (wt)" (6 x 30)

"Celebrity Layover (wt)" features a different celebrity taking on the place in the world they know and love most, sharing secret hot spots, exclusive know-how and personal insights. Produced by Marc Summers Productions with Travel Channel's Daniel A. Schwartz as Executive Producer.

Additional show descriptions:

"AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI" (6 x 30)

"Airport 24/7: Miami" will roll out six additional all-new episodes to its current second season run. The series grants an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of Miami International Airport (MIA). This season goes deeper behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and happenings at MIA, 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. Produced by 2C Media with Travel Channel's Bill Howard as Executive Producer.

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

In the fifth season of "Bizarre Foods America," chef, writer and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern is back as he continues his quest to taste the weird and wonderful foods that can be found right here in the US. This time around, Zimmern heads to some of America's iconic cities including Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Atlantic City. Produced by Tremendous! Entertainment, Inc. with Travel Channel's David E. Gerber as Executive Producer.

"THE DEAD FILES" (13 x 60)

This fall, "The Dead Files" returns for a fifth season with the extraordinary paranormal investigative duo Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan. DiSchiavi, a retired NYPD Homicide Detective, and Allan, a physical medium, combine their unique skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across the U.S. DiSchiavi and Allan come together only at the end, to reveal the results as they formulate into one shocking - and often terrifying - conclusion. This season the team travels to Chicago; Cressona, PA; St. Clair Shores, MI; and more. Produced by Painless Entertainment, Inc. with Travel Channel's David E. Gerber as Executive Producer.

"TOY HUNTER" (13 x 30)

Back for its third season in 2014, "Toy Hunter" continues to follow acclaimed toy and collectible expert Jordan Hembrough as he travels across the country buying and selling great iconic toys. This new season will feature more celebrities as the scope of this toy hunter's travels expands beyond basements and attics taking him to bigger conventions, more Comic-Cons, and even overseas. Produced by Sharp Entertainment with Travel Channel's Daniel A. Schwartz as Executive Producer.

"TRIP FLIP" (13 x 30)

Premiering in 2014, professional fun-seeker and travel expert Bert Kreischer is back for season three of "Trip Flip." Every week he convinces two random people to spontaneously agree to a three-day surprise adventure. Kreischer delivers an action-packed itinerary stacked with the kind of VIP-access, high-octane activities, unexpected twists and celebrity appearances that only Travel Channel can deliver. Produced by High Noon Entertainment with Travel Channel's Dale Roy Robinson as Executive Producer.

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.





  [july 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI (TRAVEL)
· BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA (TRAVEL)
· CELEBRITY LAYOVER (TRAVEL)
· DEAD FILES, THE (TRAVEL)
· NETHERWORLD (TRAVEL)
· STURGIS RAW (TRAVEL)
· TOY HUNTER (TRAVEL)
· TRIP FLIP (TRAVEL)





[07/26/16 - 11:04 AM]
AMC's Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" to Conclude with Fourth and Final Season
The network also announced executive producer and showrunner, Craig Silverstein, has renewed his overall development deal.

[07/26/16 - 10:37 AM]
"Girl in the Box," The Disturbing True Story of a Woman Held Captive for Seven Years, Premieres September 10 on Lifetime, Starring Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz and Zelda Williams
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special "Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box," which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/16 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu Announces New Original Special From Emmy(R)-Nominated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The new Hulu Original, in association with Funny Or Die, will become available to stream to Hulu subscribers on August 11.

[07/26/16 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Greenlights New Game Show, "Caraoke Showdown," Hosted by Craig Robinson
"Caraoke Showdown" will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut on Spike in 2017.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/16 - 08:15 AM]
"Roast Battle" Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges
They'll join the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[07/26/16 - 06:14 AM]
Netflix and John Wells Productions Team Up to Tell the Definitive Story Behind The Panama Papers
The project aims to tell the definitive story behind the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information that revealed how the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore through a little known law firm in Panama.

[07/25/16 - 05:49 PM]
Five Episodes of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Will Showcase Spectacular Backyard Transformations
The special episodes will premiere Thursday, August 25 through Thursday, September 22.

[07/25/16 - 01:42 PM]
E!'s Scripted Series "The Arrangement" Begins Production in Vancouver
The 10-episode one-hour series is a multi-layered, Hollywood love story about the darker side of celebrity where nobody is what they seem.

[07/25/16 - 01:38 PM]
Digital Star Hannah Hart Joins Food Network Lineup
Plans for the partnership include a six episode series along with an array of complementary digital and social content leveraging both Hart's and the network's respective digital footprints.

[07/25/16 - 01:10 PM]
Destination America Earns #1 Telecast Ever in P25-54 with "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Season Finale
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/25/16 - 12:53 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series "Breakthrough"
Production has begun on the new season, which is slated to air in spring 2017 in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 45 languages, as well as on the Spanish language network Nat Geo Mundo.

[07/25/16 - 11:57 AM]
Netflix Announces Steve Aoki Doc: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
In the lead-up to Aoki's biggest show of his career, this introspective doc examines the driving force behind his passion: Rocky Aoki, daredevil showman, Benihana founder, and Steve's looming father figure.

[07/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Michelle Dockery Joins Cast of "Godless" for Netflix
Dockery joins previously announced cast members, including: Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell, in the period drama, that is set to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.