Travel Channel Announces Programming Slate for Summer 2017
Secret swimming holes and extreme waterparks aren't the only things making a big splash at Travel Channel this summer. Building off the strength and momentum of the first half of 2017, Travel Channel's programming pipeline for the next six months has a solid 264 prime-time premiere hours of fun, food, aliens and adventure. Between now and year end, 11 new series will make their debut on the network. Fan favorites like "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations," "Mysteries at the Museum" and "Food Paradise" already have increased production of fresh episodes. In addition, as it readies its 2018 programming slate, the network has implemented an aggressive program development plan that features more than 33 pilots.For now, Travel Channel's focus is on keeping ratings strong with lively, new content. Two highly anticipated series - "Man v. Food" with new man Casey Webb and "Caribbean Pirate Treasure" with Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau - are on Travel Channel's docket for August. In the fall, adventurer Josh Gates will embark on the ultimate search for life on other planets in a four-part special mini-series, "Expedition Unknown: Search for Extraterrestrials." And, culinary EXPLORER Andrew Zimmern will reveal his favorite eateries and dishes in cities around the world in his new series, "The Zimmern List." In October, Halloween-themed programming will get a special showcase as part of "Scarecation" - a new programming event that will feature such series as "Xtreme Screams," "Haunted USA," and a four-part special "Ghost Adventures" series. Future series will feature favorite American locales from the wilds of Alaska in "Alaska: 1000 Ways" (wt) and "Alaska Summer" (wt) and sandy exotic places in "Island Explorer," "Maui Beach Patrol" (wt) and "Hawaii: Eat Drink Play" (wt). "Every new episode, in every new and returning series, will expand on a network viewing experience that appeals to each travel enthusiast in the family," said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "If you're into thrills and epic adventures or if you want to know what it tastes like to take that first bite of a local dish or get an eyeful of an amazing not-to-be-missed area attraction, Travel Channel has got you." ABOUT Travel Channel For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 83 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.