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Scoop: Travel Channel's Programming Highlights, 4/22-5/5

Scoop: Travel Channel's Programming Highlights, 4/22-5/5

Below are Travel Channel's programming highlights from April 22 to May 5:

PORTALS TO HELL

Travel Channel's new series, "Portals to Hell," follows television personality and executive producer Jack Osbourne and paranormal researcher and investigator Katrina Weidman as they investigate sinister and haunted locations purported to be doorways to the spirit underworld. In each episode, Osbourne and Weidman dive headfirst into a different historical site, examining unusual incidents while utilizing specialized technology and a network of experts to try and document irrefutable evidence that a spirit world exists, and death is not the end. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: "The Alaskan Hotel" - Premieres Friday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Traveling all the way to Juneau, Alaska, Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman check into the Alaskan Hotel to investigate the historic property. As an old gold mining hotel, the Alaskan Hotel was built for luxury but it also has a notorious past of crime and prostitution ... and a reputation for demonic activity. As the team begins its investigation, things take an unexpected turn to the dark side.

"Twin City Opera House" - Premieres Friday, May 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

It's a real-life case of Phantom of the Opera as the team descends on the sleepy town of McConnelsville, Ohio - home of the Twin City Opera House, a majestic old theatre long rumored to be haunted by a host of sordid spirits. Retired police officer Eric Glosser has an ongoing investigation into the dark mysteries of the opera house. After being assaulted by a terrifying and aggressive force, he turns to Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman for backup. But during their investigation, it's Osbourne who ends up in the spirits' crosshairs.

"Portals to Hell" hosts Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman kick off the series with an

investigation inside the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau, Alaska

NEW EPISODES

PARANORMAL 911

A shocking number of 911 emergencies end in paranormal encounters. "Paranormal 911" explores these events through eyewitness accounts of the first responders who lived through them - real-life stories of police, firefighters and paramedics who arrive on scene, only to find themselves in the middle of a paranormal event. As first responders, it's their job to put themselves in the line of danger - sometimes with terrifying and unexplainable results. [Hour-long episodes]

"Dark Christmas" - Premieres Monday, April 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A paramedic is spooked by a ghostly wind inside a closet, two kindly spirits help a firefighter locate a missing car crash victim on Christmas Eve and a bomb threat leads to a series of chilling events in a mall.

"He Made Me Do It" - Premieres Monday, April 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A prison guard witnesses a terrifying encounter between an inmate and her dead brother, a paramedic is confronted by the ghost of an elderly patient's past and a state trooper comes face-to-face with a remorseful spirit.

HAUNTED HOSPITALS (U.S. Premiere)

"Haunted Hospitals" tells chilling tales of paranormal activity inside hospitals, nursing homes, morgues and medical institutions. Past patients suspended between this world and the next, departed medical professionals who insist on overseeing their wards long after death, spirits roaming corridors to signal unfinished business with their presence - these terrifying stories are told by the medical professionals and patients who experienced them. These are not random encounters, but part of paranormal patterns experienced by hospital staff all over the world. [Hour-long episodes]

"The Demon Within" - Premieres Monday, April 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The owner of a haunted hospital exhibit is attacked by a ghost in his own home, a nurse finds herself face-to-face with the Angel of Death and a pastor sees an evil entity lurking around the deathbed of an elderly woman.

"Christmas Terror" - Premieres Monday, April 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A dark past haunts the laundry room of a hospital, a veteran experiences a string of inexplicable events in a MRI lab and a nurse is shaken to the core when she encounters a ghostly visitor on Christmas.

HAUNTED CASE FILES

America's leading GHOST HUNTERS and mediums recount their most riveting supernatural experiences through gripping interviews, powerful re-creations and real audio and visual recordings of the events. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON FINALE: "Nasty Surprises" - Premieres Monday, April 22 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Things turn ugly inside a beauty salon for a veteran investigator and his team, a ghost hunter discovers a remote island is a little too alive with history and investigators unleash evil when they investigate a historic home.

LEGENDARY LOCATIONS

Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates ("Expedition Unknown") pursues the unexpected stories behind fabled places around the globe in the return of Travel Channel's "Legendary Locations." In each episode - expanded into an hour-long format for the show's second season - Gates showcases the surprising stories behind locations brimming with mythic histories, surprising backstories and newly uncovered secrets. With the help of historians and local experts, he illuminates new findings from the places you thought you knew and sheds light on those you never knew existed. [Hour-long episodes]

"Man vs. Nature" - Premieres Tuesday, April 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From an abandoned American dream in the dense Amazon jungle to an abbey in France where countless souls lost their lives, Josh Gates ventures to five LEGENDARY LOCATIONS where man has battled the forces of nature.

"Vocation, Vocation, Vocation" - Premieres Tuesday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From a samurai smackdown in Japan, to a writer finding inspiration at a Boston fort, Josh Gates takes us to five LEGENDARY LOCATIONS where people's vocations compelled them to act in the name of passion and dedication.

IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS

Travel Channel's new series, "In Search of Monsters," takes viewers on a frightening hunt for the truth behind infamous and iconic monsters that brings their legends to all-too-real life. Utilizing new information, the latest evidence and investigations and featuring riveting eyewitness accounts of encounters with these nightmarish beasts, each episode reveals all-new stories about the monsters you fear most and thought you knew. From DNA evidence of Bigfoot and ancient bible clues about Mothman's identity, to a scientific explanation of how the Loch Ness Monster may be traveling through time, these stories will haunt your dreams as never before. [Half-hour episodes]

"Jersey Devil" - Premieres Wednesday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Join investigators and eyewitnesses as we explore the mystery and horror of a monster the state of New Jersey has all but embraced as its official state demon. A nightmarish creature many believe was assembled by the Devil himself.

"Wendigo" - Premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Many cryptozoologists consider the Wendigo to be the most dangerous cryptid of all. The Wendigo is a monster born in Native American oral histories, but a bold new theory suggests that this entity may come from somewhere not of this earth. Join experts and eyewitnesses as we explore the mystery surrounding one of the most feared monsters of all time.

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough - or perhaps unlucky enough - to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer out of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]

New Episode - Premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD

GHOST BAIT

Paranormal pioneer Bob Magill and empathic investigator Tina Storer take on frightening, personal hauntings in America in the cult classic "Ghost Bait," lured back to television and premiering on Travel Channel. Using a shocking but effective method of isolation combined with sensory deprivation, the duo helps people overcome their fear of intense paranormal activity. After conducting their own paranormal investigation, Magill and Storer use their findings to elevate a client's fear level and then use that terror as bait to draw out the entity and force a confrontation. By facing their worst fears head on, Magill and Storer believe the living can overpower the negative forces around them to reclaim their sense of peace and control. [Half-hour episodes]

"Sarah" - Premieres Thursday, April 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Bob Magill and Tina Storer travel to Spring Hill, Pennsylvania, to validate claims of a ghost targeting women at a local brewery. Their client must confront the evil spirit on her own to reclaim her power.

"Kaitlyn" - Premieres Thursday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Bob Magill and Tina Storer investigate claims of cheerleaders being terrorized by ghosts at a community center in Rumford, Maine. In order to save the cheerleading program, the coach must face her fears and stand up to the vicious spirits haunting the property.

GHOST ADVENTURES

In each episode of "Ghost Adventures," Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the HAUNTED HISTORY of each site. They then begin their "lockdown" investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. [Hour-long episodes]

"The Woodbury: Home of American Horror Story" - Premieres Friday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (*Special date)

Zak Bagans and the crew investigate the aggressive spirits that roam a 130-year-old estate in Altadena, California, that's been used as a location for various films and TV shows.

MISSION DECLASSIFIED

Award-winning investigative reporter Christof Putzel has traveled the world uncovering some of the most hard-hitting stories of our time. He has used declassified government documents and key sources to bring these shocking stories to light. In "Mission Declassified," Putzel uses the same tools to explore history's most legendary and notorious mysteries. By decoding recently declassified documents, Putzel discovers new, or simply missed, clues and connections that could finally unlock decades-long mysteries surrounding legendary cold cases. [Hour-long episodes]

"The Axe Man of New Orleans" - Premieres Sunday, April 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A century ago, New Orleans was terrorized by an axe murderer. Now, Christof Putzel discovers new leads that could point to some of the earliest mafia hits. This gruesome crime spree takes him from the Big Easy to Sicily and Los Angeles.

"The Black Dahlia Murder" - Premieres Sunday, May 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Christof Putzel digs into the MOST INFAMOUS - and gruesome - unsolved murder case in Los Angeles history: the Black Dahlia. He uncovers an investigation derailed by corruption and finds a confession pointing him to a new suspect in the Philippines.


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