Scoop: Travel Channel Programming Highlights 7/24 - 8/6

Scoop: Travel Channel Programming Highlights 7/24 - 8/6Blaze a Culinary Trail through Texas When 'Bizarre Foods' with Andrew Zimmern Returns Tuesday, July 25 at 9 P.M. ET/PT. Josh Gates Counts Down the 'Top 5 Expeditions' on 'Expedition Unknown,' Beginning July 26 at 9 P.M. ET/PT

NEW SEASON
BIZARRE FOODS with Andrew Zimmern
Saddle up for more American adventure in all new episodes of "Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern. Zimmern travels back in time to rediscover the forgotten cuisines that embody the adventurous spirit of America's earliest pioneers, traveling across the country to the places and plates that celebrate American history. Along his journey, Zimmern retraces Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, follows the YUKON GOLD Rush Trail and sets sail down the Mighty Mississippi. [Hour-long episodes]

"Cowboy Life in Texas"- Premieres Tuesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern saddles up for life as a Texas cowboy. From barbacoa made with the centuries-old traditions of vaqueros to fried and funky snacks at the rodeo, he eats farm-fresh, meaty cuisine.

"Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail"- Premieres Tuesday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern samples Appalachian fare as he treks Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail. From fried, crispy peascakes and buffalo bone marrow to ham cured and aged in pillow cases, Andrew Zimmern searches for the flavors of the frontier.



NEW EPISODES

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN
Explorer and adventurer Josh Gates is on an endless quest to find the truth behind the world's captivating and iconic unsolved legends. "Expedition Unknown" tackles lingering questions such as: Who was D.B. Cooper and what became of him? Is Captain Kidd's lost treasure still out there waiting to be found? Digging through years of historical evidence, facts and myths, Gates immerses himself in the core locales linked to each tale. From excavating ruins and jumping out of planes to diving for treasure in the deep seas, these are some of Gates' biggest adventures yet. [Hour-long episodes]

SPECIAL EPISODE: "Top 5 Expeditions: Corsica's Nazi Treasure" - Premieres Wednesday, July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Josh Gates hunts for the treasure of Erwin Rommel, a Nazi general who plundered the wealth of North AFRICA as his tank corps fled the continent. The search brings Gates to never-explored UNDERGROUND lakes and undersea relics of WWII. This special episode features enhanced pop-ups with fun facts and information from Gates' expedition.


SPECIAL EPISODE: "Top 5 Expeditions: Captain Morgan's Lost Gold" - Premieres Wednesday, August 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Josh Gates dives into the Lajas Reef off Panama's coast in search of treasure chests on the sunken flagship of legendary pirate Captain Morgan. His journey takes him to Panama City and he visits the Panama Canal. This special episode features enhanced pop-ups with fun facts and information from Gates' expedition.


MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
Host Don Wildman digs into the world's greatest institutions to unearth extraordinary relics that reveal incredible SECRETS from the past. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting recreations, "Mysteries at the Museum" illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. [Hour-long episodes]

"Miracle Bubble, Skeletons in the Closet and Curious George"- Premieres Thursday, July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman spotlights a miraculous air bubble on the ocean floor, a series of mysterious skeletons discovered in closets and a daring escape of a beloved children's character from the Nazis.

New Episode - Premieres Thursday, August 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

JOSH GATES' DESTINATION TRUTH
Explorer Josh Gates experiences hilarious and harrowing adventures in search of the truth behind the world's most unusual mysteries. Set in more than 50 breathtaking sites like Machu Picchu, Peru, and Petra, Jordan, "Josh Gates' Destination Truth" is one of the most international shows on television. Whether it's sightings of a mysterious sea creature in the Mediterranean or puzzling lights in the skies over Kazakhstan, Gates meets eyewitnesses claiming encounters with the unknown in each episode. Upcoming adventures WILL include the world's first overnight filming in King Tut's tomb and the first-ever night exploration of the world's largest religious structure at Angkor Wat. [Hour-long episodes]

"Romanian Werewolves and a Raptor in Chile"- Premieres Friday, July 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Josh Gates travels to Romania to hunt for a werewolf that is terrorizing the locals. Then, he tackles the extreme heat of the Chilean desert to investigate reports of a dinosaur-like monster living in the blazing climate.

New Episode - Premieres Friday, August 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES
Grab your hiking shoes, hop on your ATVs and don't forget your bathing suits, because on "Top Secret Swimming Holes," we'll take you to the best spots to cool off that the world has to offer! [Hour-long episodes]

"Singapore's Skypark" - Premieres Sunday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
From swimming with sharks in Belize, to a seaside cascade in Costa Rica, to kitesurfing in the Caribbean and four-wheeling in South Africa, these thrill-seekers explore the world's most top-secret swimming holes!

"Brazil's Buracao Canyon" - Premieres Sunday, July 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
From a canyon full of black water and a waterfall buried deep in the rain forest to an exotic animal safari leading to a secret beach, get a look at some of the planet's best-kept secrets.

"Diamond Fork Hot Springs" - Premieres Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
We're checking out the pristine waters known only to the locals in the Dominican Republic, Utah, Easter Island and Hawaii.

"South Africa's Dragon Dune" - Premieres Sunday, August 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
We're jumping into fun with some of the world's most stunning swimming holes! We're going to Jamaica for its aptly named Blue Hole, going sandboarding on South Africa's biggest dunes and swimming with wild, endangered penguins.

FOOD PARADISE
We're serving up hefty plates of the country's tastiest, most mouthwatering and decadent meals. Travelers love to eat their way across America and we're giving them a guide, counting down all the must-eat spots across the country to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. So bring your appetite and your stretchy pants as we dive into a healthy portion of "Food Paradise!" [Hour-long episodes]

"Egg On" - Premieres Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
From Japanese-flavored breakfast egg skillets in Hawaii to an update on eggs Benedict in New Orleans, the egg comes first as "Food Paradise" cracks open an array of egg-cellent creations.

"Destination Dining" - Premieres Sunday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
From city rooftops and mountain retreats to upscale events and down-home hospitality, these are the most beautiful, historical and unforgettable dining experiences the country has to offer.

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