Scoop: Travel Channel's September Programming Highlights
SCARIEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE
"Scariest Night of My Life" retells chilling, true stories of victims of paranormal mayhem. Each episode features three different stories of people who lived through life-changing and spine-chilling supernatural encounters that happened during the course of one terrifying night. With powerful recreations filled with twists and turns, viewers are in for an unforgettable paranormal ride. [Hour-long episodes]
"El Diablo and From the Darkness" - Premieres Sunday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A woman is attacked by a demonic presence in her family's Texas home. Then, a Toronto man receives a frantic message from an unsettling group of ghosts before confronting a dark and powerful entity lurking in his new apartment.
"Devil of a Deal and Awoken" - Premieres Sunday, September 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A young mother is viciously attacked by an evil spirit after attempting to cleanse negative energy from her home. Then, teen siblings encounter a terrifying demonic figure while housesitting.
"Deadly Crush and Writing on the Wall" - Premieres Sunday, September 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The ghost of a little girl becomes venomous after a teenage boy brings a new friend home. Then, a newlywed couple encounters horrific sights and smells before being attacked by a violent entity in their apartment.
Viewers are invited to join the action in "Haunted Live," a live interactive paranormal investigation series featuring paranormal experts the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and hosted by writer and musician Jesse Snider. The team - Chris Smith, Steven "Doogie" McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith and Mike Goncalves - relies on a unique combination of scientific method and spiritual faith to navigate investigations. Each week, they'll reveal a new haunted location to the public and utilize their skills, technology and unique experiments to capture evidence of paranormal activity in a live and unfiltered paranormal investigation. Through an on-location live video stream, viewers can monitor the investigation activity on Travel Channel's Facebook Live platform and comment on any findings in real time, directing the team where to investigate next. Fans can follow Travel Channel's social media pages for the secret location reveal each week, and visit Facebook to join a special pre-hunt Q&A with the Tennessee Wraith Chasers. #HauntedLive [Hour-long episodes]
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers - left to right: Scott Porter, Steven "Doogie" McDougal,
Chris Smith, Brannon Smith, Mike Goncalves
"Into the Fire" - Premieres Friday, September 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) begin their first "Haunted Live" investigation in a unique 19th century house. Each floor of this home saw various tragedies, from death by fire to casualties of war. Unsurprisingly, paranormal activity has been reported in every room of the building. With so many spirits roaming the halls, will the TWC be able to cut through the chaos and connect with the other side? Tune in to see one of the Wraith Chasers perform a paranormal solo session in a secret compartment of the home in an attempt to connect with the soldiers who are believed to have perished there while in hiding.
"The Silver Scream" - Premieres Friday, September 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) explore a haunted theater, where every showing comes with a scare. Infamous for its patrons who refuse to leave, this movie house is home to the spirits of a family who were tragically parted by unexpected demise. The spirits of locals who were brutally executed nearby are also thought to have taken up residence inside. Between objects being thrown, mysterious apparitions and entities grabbing at people, this is one theater where nobody sits still. The TWC will conduct part of their investigation from the projector booth, and the film they have in store is sure to keep the spirits on the edge of their seats.
"Paranormal Survivor" will take you through terrifying real-life encounters with the supernatural. Hear from those who've faced these feared spirits - and watch dramatic recreations that lure people back to the scenes of these harrowing confrontations. [Hour-long episodes]
"No Place Like Home" - Premieres Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A couple moves into a new home only to find that a previous owner hasn't moved out. Then, a woman's stepmother refuses to rest in peace, and a home built on the site of a terrible tragedy is haunted by its past.
"Spirits That Harm" - Premieres Sunday, September 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A jealous entity leaves a painful mark on a man, a homeowner is left bruised and burned when she gets caught in the crossfire between two territorial spirits, and a pair of ghosts are so outraged at a couple's lifestyle that they become dangerously violent.
"Taken Over by Spirits" - Premieres Sunday, September 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A couple unleashes something terrifying while renovating a classic car, a pair of murderous spirits possess a family in Pennsylvania, and something demonic takes over a teenage boy, forcing his parents to take drastic action.
BIZARRE FOODS: DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS
Travel Channel's irresistible series, "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations," features mouthwatering morsels from around the world. Hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef and culinary EXPLORER Andrew Zimmern, the series highlights the not-to-be-missed food that defines a location. But how many really know the origin of the iconic food? Journey around the world for a firsthand tour of each city and the inside scoop behind its most beloved dishes. [Half-hour episodes]
"New Jersey"- Premieres Tuesday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern checks out the inventive and international eats of New Jersey. From all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat to rich seafood stew, potato-loaded hot dogs and Dominican marinated pork, Zimmern finds that the Garden State's diverse and bold cuisine gives any major city a run for its money.
"Quebec City" - Premieres Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern scopes out the creative, rustic comfort dishes of Quebec City, Canada. Influenced by French and English settlers, the city is full of Old World charm, late-night diners, hearty food and plenty of maple syrup.
"Tuscany" - Premieres Tuesday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of Tuscany, Italy, which is rooted in the tradition of "cucina povera" - food made with local, high quality ingredients. Zimmern highlights Tuscan specialties like small-batch EXTRA VIRGIN olive oil, spicy fish stew served over crusty bread, chickpea pancakes and whole fish simmered quickly in spicy tomato sauce.
"Kanazawa" - Premieres Tuesday, September 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern explores Kanazawa, Japan, a modern city filled with deep traditions. From regionally fished Kano crab to sushi built using aged rice and fresh seafood, he explores tantalizing eats that are unspoiled by international tourism.
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]
"Most Valuable Plates"- Premieres Tuesday, September 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From legendary brisket nachos in Texas, to an award-winning rack of ribs in Georgia, every great restaurant has that one dish you just have to have. These are the true MVPs - most valuable plates - in the nation. Former Rangers catcher, MVP and Hall of Famer Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez and MLB Network analyst and former first baseman Kevin Millar make a special guest appearance highlighting the unforgettable eats from Texas' Globe Life Park.
"All Wrapped Up"- Premieres Tuesday, September 11 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
From ice cream- and cereal-stuffed burritos in Los Angeles to a deep-dish pizza wrapped in a whole other pizza in Chicago, these restaurants prove that good food is even greater when it comes in a tasty package.
"Cranked Up Comfort"- Premieres Tuesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From massive meatloaf and gourmet garlic fries to candied bacon and chocolate waffle lava cake, diners are soothing their souls at these cranked up comfort food joints across America. MLB Network analyst and former outfielder Eric Byrnes and former Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt make a special guest appearance highlighting the delicious eats from San Francisco's AT&T Park, including the Crazy Crab Sandwich.
"Howdy, Texas!"- Premieres Tuesday, September 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Chefs are kicking up the creativity with their big and bold flavors at these hot spots across the Lone Star State, from an Austin beer garden serving up the best of the wurst to sizzling fajitas topped with garlic butter at a Houston Tex-Mex joint.
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]
"Frightening Foo Fighters, Bird's Eye Spy, Coral Castle Mystery" - Premieres Wednesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman examines eerie orbs of light that terrified fighter pilots in World War II, reveals the unexpected origin of high-flying spies in the sky and investigates a mysterious castle rumored to be built by magic.
"Titanic Baker, Psychic Scammer, Cuban Swimmer Crisis" - Premieres Wednesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman showcases the death-defying tale of a brave baker, reveals the shocking secret behind a sinister psychic and investigates the world's most dangerous swim.