Travel Channel to Present 2nd Annual 'Weekends to Die For"
This fall, Travel Channel is the ultimate destination to satisfy your need for thrills and chills. The network kicks off the season with a collection of all-new programming sure to spook and entertain you, while showcasing a multitude of captivating destinations all over the world.
The second annual Weekends to Die For programming event features special Friday-through-Sunday night lineups running throughout the month of October, anchored by new seasons of the original series "Ghost Adventures," premiering Friday, September 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, and "Making Monsters," premiering Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT with weekly back-to-back premiere episodes. Additional premieres include the new original series "Paranormal Paparazzi," beginning Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT; new episodes of "The Dead Files" resuming on Friday, October 5 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT; and the all-new original one-hour special "Halloween Crazier" on Sunday, October 14 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.
"We first launched the Weekends to Die For programming event last October and it was incredibly popular with our viewers," says Andy Singer, General Manager, Travel Channel. "This weekend lineup encompasses a genre of programming that our viewers really enjoy. It reimagines the travel experience by exploring it from a unique perspective, appealing to those who seek a different type of thrill and adventure. Plus, it's a fun viewing experience for anyone looking to get in the Halloween spirit."
Premieres: Friday, September 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
"Ghost Adventures" launches its seventh season, featuring twelve all-new episodes. Each hour-long episode follows the paranormal investigative team Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and equipment technician Aaron Goodwin, as they explore some of America's most haunted locations. After piecing together the profile of each site's haunted past, the trio begins their dusk-to-dawn lockdown where they confront the reported activities head on in an attempt to uncover the truth. Afterwards, they review and analyze their findings, often with chilling conclusions. This season, the crew travels to fascinating new locations including Sugar Lands, TX to investigate the Central Unit Prison, and Point Sur, CA's historic Point Sur Lighthouse. The group also explores the 150-year-old Black Moon Manor mansion in Greenfield, IN, along with the haunted happenings at Sauk Centre, MN's Palmer House Hotel. In Chicago, the trio investigates paranormal activity at the Excalibur Nightclub, and Zak Bagans pays a visit to his childhood home just outside of the city. "Ghost Adventures" is produced by My Tupelo Entertainment for Travel Channel. For My Tupelo, the executive producers are Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Zak Bagans and Nick Groff. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.
Premieres: Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT
The all-new original series "Paranormal Paparazzi" features eight half-hour episodes, each of which follows Aaron Sagers' (journalist, pop culture enthusiast, editor-in-chief of the Paranormal Pop Culture blog) hand-picked team of reporters as they travel around the country tracking down the most current, bizarre and unsolved paranormal stories. As Sagers' team reveals their findings in the fast-paced newsroom, the group reviews and assesses whether or not the stories are bona fide or bogus. Through the lens of each reporter, viewers will travel to New Orleans and experience Will Ferrell's haunted trailer, a UFO sighting at the Jersey Shore, a teenage exorcism squad in Arizona, a zombie survival camp in New Jersey and more. "Paranormal Paparazzi" is produced by My Tupelo Entertainment for Travel Channel. For My Tupelo, the executive producers are Michael Yudin, Joe Townley and Zak Bagans; co-executive producer is Aaron Sagers. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.
Premieres: Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT with Two Back-to-Back Episodes Every Week
In season two of "Making Monsters," viewers go behind-the-scenes and on the road with Distortions Unlimited, the Colorado-based "haunt industry" animatronic and prop-making company run by Ed & Marsha Edmunds. The series, featuring ten one-hour episodes, follows the Edmunds and their staff - including renowned Hollywood creature and mask maker Jordu Schell - as they create some of the scariest new animatronics and frightronics the world has ever seen. This season, Distortions is tasked with some of the most unusual and challenging projects to date, including a red-eyed, smoke-breathing tiki for a haunt on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and a creepy, spitting, twisting centipede for Atlanta's premiere haunt, Netherworld. Additionally, the team creates an iconic stage mask for the rock band Megadeth, along with a 25-foot skeleton for an outdoor Baltimore attraction and a larger-than-life custom-made Gatekeeper for Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke's southern California home haunt, to name a few! "Making Monsters" is produced by Warm Springs Productions for Travel Channel. For Warm Springs, the executive producers are Marc Pierce, Chris Richardson, Lisa Tanzer and Nathan Charlan. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is BrIan Leonard.