[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.

[via press release from Travel Channel]


CHEVY CHASE, MD (January 8, 2014) - Travel Channel has greenlit production for three new original pilots. They include "Booze Traveler" (wt), where entrepreneur Jack Maxwell explores different countries and their cultural cocktails; "Great Escapes" (wt), which features extreme escape artist Steve Santini as he examines iconic landmarks and destinations that held controversial pasts; and "Street Cred" (wt) hosted by comedian and magician Penn Jillette, who secretly finds the best street performer and grants them a generous reward.

"Travel Channel continues to explore the world through fresh hosts and provocative programming," said Andy Singer, General Manager, Travel Channel. "Our clever formats, fascinating personalities and unique points-of-view provide viewers with entertaining and exciting spins on the travel category."

Greenlit Productions (brief descriptions):

"Booze Traveler" (wt) features entrepreneur Jack Maxwell as he travels around the world one drink at a time. A cocktail connoisseur, Maxwell grew up in South Boston, where bars served as the neighborhood living rooms hosting family dinners, birthdays and weddings. In this new pilot, he will take his respect and appreciation for specialty cocktails to explore new locales, seeking out the people, places, customs, and cultures behind drinks across the globe. "Booze Traveler" (wt) is a one-hour pilot produced by Karga Seven Pictures in association with White Reindeer Productions.

"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.

"Street Cred" (wt) is a hidden camera talent show searching America for the best street performers. Unlike any other talent series on television, the contestants on "Street Cred" didn't sign up for anything, and have no idea they're even on TV! A former street performer himself, comedian and magician Penn Jillette will travel the country with his team of undercover experts to find and reward the best street performer with a $10k tip. "Street Cred" is a half-hour pilot produced by High Noon Entertainment.

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.

  [january 2014]  


[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.