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Travel Channel Announces December Programming Highlights

Travel Channel Announces December Programming Highlights

Check out the Travel Channel's programming highlights from 12/11 - 12/24!

New Season of BOOZE TRAVELER: On his all-new global cocktail crawl, Jack Maxwell soaks up some of the world's most exotic drinks and striking destinations, starting in tropical paradise, Tahiti. During the season, he heads to Scandinavia to explore the magical origins of the "mead of poetry" drink that, as Viking legend has it, turns those who drink it into a poet and scholar. And, he gets to share a pint with a Robin Hood impersonator in England's Sherwood Forest. Maxwell will also visit Arizona, the Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Michigan, Taiwan, New England, New Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains and more. [Hour-long episodes]

Season Premiere: "Tahitian Dream"- Premieres Monday, December 18, at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Jack Maxwell learns how locals turned French Polynesia into the ultimate paradise. He finds the world's rarest pearls, takes a whiff of Vanilla Valley, performs a FORBIDDEN dance by moonlight and discovers a private island.


MAN V. FOOD: Armed with an appetite for victory and thirst for glory, Casey Webb returns for the second season of "Man v. Food." The fearless competitor continues the battle to win extraordinary food challenges across the country. This season, Webb will attempt the unthinkable by taking on edible encounters that would make most people run and hide -- including stops in Louisville, St. Louis and Los Angeles. [Half-hour episodes]

"Louisville"- Premieres Monday, December 11 at 9pm ET/PT

Casey Webb travels to Louisville, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, for some epic eats: the city's signature sandwich, a booze-infused Southern staple and the one-of-a-kind spicy popcorn and milkshake "Fire & Ice" challenge.

"St. Louis"- Premieres Monday, December 11 at 9:30 pm ET/PT

Casey Webb visits St. Louis, where he'll try a 4-pound meatball and cook barbecue with a blowtorch. But just outside the city, Casey will tackle a 29-inch New York style pizza so massive he'll need the help of a partner to take it down.

"Seattle"- Premieres Monday, December 18 at 9 pm ET/PT

Casey Webb travels to Seattle, for a mountainous Japanese-inspired burger, a musically inspired breakfast special at a record shop and the terrifyingly spicy 7 Alarm Challenge at Wing Dome.

"Burlington"- Premieres Monday, December 18 at 9:30 pm ET/PT

Casey Webb travels to Burlington, Vermont - a small town with mammoth eats. He's here for a beer-infused bagel feast, a burger with donut buns made in a school bus and the 3.5-pound Chuck Norris challenge at Handy's Lunch.

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]

"Dominican Republic" - Premieres Tuesday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Andrew Zimmern takes a culinary tour of the Dominican Republic's meaty, tropical dishes. From whole roast pig to crispy, Lebanese-inspired fried dough pockets, Andrew finds that Dominican gastronomy is full of surprises.

"Amman"- Premieres Tuesday, December 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Andrew Zimmern introduces the rich and welcoming dishes of Amman, Jordan, including multi-tiered towers of goat and veggies, sumac-coated chicken with onions, lamb cooked in creamy yogurt sauce and fava bean spreads, perfect for sharing.

New Episode - Premieres Tuesday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD

"Mumbai" - Premieres Tuesday, December 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Andrew Zimmern unveils Mumbai's multicultural flavors and addictive ingredients that include deep-fried fish and prawns, saucy goat over rice and vegetarian dishes from puffed rice salad to spicy potato mashups.

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: "Fact or Fiction" - Premieres Wednesday, December 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Josh Gates reveals new footage from his investigations into six of the world's most intriguing legends and explores the evidence that determines if they are fact or fiction.

Special Episode: "Win, Lose, or Wipeout!"-Premieres Wednesday, December 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Josh Gates tries out a lot of new things while filming: new techniques, skills and even new foods - with varying degrees of success. Now, he shares his best victories and biggest blunders, along with never-televised bonus footage.

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]

"Freaky Food" - Premieres Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman investigates how one crafty woman launched a delicious artistic career, the invention of an explosive new treat and a specimen linked to a deadly case of mass hysteria.

"Fleeing Fidel, Murder by Shark, and Inflated Feud" -Premieres Thursday, December 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman examines an adventurous young man's daring escape from Cuba, a murder that was revealed by a shark and a duel that took place in hot air balloons.

"Reach for the Skies" - Premieres Thursday, December 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman investigates an engineer's daring mission to save a high-flying zeppelin, a record-breaking stunt that changed aviation forever and a pioneering woman's quest to dominate the skies.

"Jackie O. Saves Grand Central, Bouncing Bombs, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Premieres Thursday, December 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman showcases a former first lady's campaign to save a New York landmark, a bouncing bomb that turned the tide of World War II and a journal that documented two men as they rowed across the Atlantic Ocean.

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]

New Episode - Premieres Friday, December 15 at 9 p.m., ET/PT

Episode description TBD

"WWII Ghost Hunt and a Japanese River Monster"- Premieres Friday, December 22 at 9 p.m., ET/PT

Josh Gates travels to Micronesia to investigate claims of unexplained noises and sightings deep below the Pacific Ocean. Then, he goes on THE HUNT for a giant reptilian monster said to lurking in a Japanese river.

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]

New Episode- Premieres Sunday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD

New Episode - Premieres Sunday, December 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD

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