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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]  


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