TRAVEL CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS THE SECOND SEASON OF ‘MAN FINDS FOOD’

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TRAVEL CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS THE SECOND SEASON OF

‘MAN FINDS FOOD’

Adam Richman Returns to Sample Food Favorites Across the Globe

NEW YORK (December 14, 2015) – Travel Channel announced today that “Man Finds Food” has been greenlit for a second season. Hosted by comfort food connoisseur Adam Richman (“Man v. Food,” “Man v. Food Nation,” “Fandemonium”), “Man Finds Food” will air on Travel Channel in the United States and across Scripps Networks’ international portfolio of channels in more than 100 countries and territories in summer 2016.

Season Two of the half-hour series, comprised of 14 episodes, follows Richman as he leaves North America and travels the globe in search of the best local dishes from across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America’s off-the-beaten-path restaurants. In each location, he will sample both traditional food favorites and unearth unique off-the-menu delicacies, experiencing the distinct culture and hospitality of each region.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to get back on the road with my amazing crew for Season Two of ‘Man Finds Food,’” said Richman. “To be able to share the truly hidden and delicious gems that are out there with people all over the world is really a special opportunity. And to be able to do it with Travel Channel, where my first TV food journeys began, just makes it all the more special.”

“Man Finds Food” is produced by Sharp Entertainment for Travel Channel, and filming commences in South Africa next week. For Sharp Entertainment, the executive producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Adam Richman and Bonnie Biggs, and the co-executive producer is Catherine Pappas. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Brian Leonard.

 

Travel Channel’s EXPEDITION UNKNOWN Returns for Season Two – Wed, 10/7

EXPLORER JOSH GATES SETS OUT ON ALL-NEW THRILLING ADVENTURES INVESTIGATING THE WORLD’S MOST INTRIGUING LEGENDS – THE SEARCH FOR THE REAL ROBIN HOOD, BLACKBEARD’S HIDDEN GOLD, GENGHIS KHAN’S TOMB AND MORE

 

Season Two of ‘Expedition Unknown’ Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at

9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an Exploration into Europe’s Legendary King Arthur

 

CHEVY CHASE, MD (August 31, 2015) – Travel Channel’s witty explorer, Josh Gates, returns for a brand-new season of the hit series “Expedition Unknown” on Wednesday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, seeking answers to some of the world’s most captivating unsolved stories and legends. Gates is on a mission to find the truth behind each iconic legend, digging through years of historical evidence, facts and myths. Leaving no stone unturned, his adventures take him around the globe as he immerses himself in the core locales linked to each tale. From excavating ruins in search of the real Robin Hood to sailing the high seas investigating Christopher Columbus and exploring Nepal’s “sky caves” for Shangri La, Gates’ archaeological background and ubiquitous sense of humor generate a new take on age-old stories. Season Two of “Expedition Unknown” is comprised of 19 hour-long episodes and one two-hour special, plus seven hour-long repack episodes.

 

“This season, we’re traveling further, digging deeper and getting into even crazier situations (don’t tell my mom),” says Gates. “From the forbidden mountains of outer Mongolia to the punishing deserts of western Africa, we’re going off the map investigating the greatest legends in history. I’m a big believer that the best travel experiences aren’t always easy, and they certainly aren’t predictable. I never know where the expedition is headed next or whom I’ll meet along the way. Every story is an adventure.”

 

In the season premiere, Gates travels to England, Wales and Scotland to explore one of the greatest legends of all time – King Arthur. The King of the Britons has been celebrated and written about for more than 1,500 years – Arthur, the wizard Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table are among some of the most filmed characters in cinematic history. But was King Arthur real and if so, who was he? Gates begins his quest for answers at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, where archaeologist Win Scutt reveals a stone with a mysterious 5th century inscription that may be a link to the king’s existence. Next, he heads to Wales to dig into the legend that Arthur was sealed in a cave with his knights by Merlin. Gates meets up with two cave experts and together they descend into the caverns, searching for evidence. But with hundreds of miles of underground caves, the exploration is daunting and dangerous. Continuing onto Scotland, he investigates a groundbreaking new theory: King Arthur was actually a Scottish chieftain named Arthur MacAedan. Lawyer and author Adam Ardrey demonstrates a real-life historical connection to the sword in the stone tale, and takes Gates to examine a location he believes may hold the ruins of a 5thcentury fort that once served as Arthur’s administrative capital.

 

Upcoming expeditions this season include: Blackbeard’s hidden gold (Cayman Islands/U.S.); Christopher Columbus (Dominican Republic/Haiti/Portugal/Spain); Fenn’s treasure (U.S.); Genghis Khan’s tomb (Mongolia); the lost city of the Kalahari (Botswana); the missing Kruger millions (South Africa); real-life vampires (Bulgaria/Romania); the real Robin Hood (U.K.); Shangri-La (Nepal); stolen Nazi treasure (Austria/Germany); Suleiman the Magnificent’s heart (Hungary/Turkey); the Yonaguni Ruins (Japan) and more.

“Expedition Unknown” is produced by Ping Pong Productions for Travel Channel. For Ping Pong, the executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates.  For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.

 

GET MORE ‘EXPEDITION UNKNOWN’ ONTRAVELCHANNEL.COM

Check out “Expedition Unknown” onTravelChannel.com for special show extras including Josh Gates’ “Keys to the City,” webisodes that highlight his favorite moments from each episode along with adventure and travel tips; his must-have gear guide; the best underwater treasure hunting destinations; photos from Gates’ personal collection; video vlogs and more. Check out Travel Channel onFacebook and Twitter for more exclusive content@TravelChannel #ExpeditionUnknown.

 

 

TRAVEL CHANNEL is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it’s around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md. and New York, N.Y.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

 

 

TRAVEL CHANNEL IS ON THE HUNT FOR THE NEXT ŒTRAVEL CHANNEL STAR

TRAVEL CHANNEL IS ON THE HUNT FOR THE NEXT ‘TRAVEL CHANNEL STAR’

 

The National Search Will Be Chronicled In TravelChannel.com Web Series And Winner Will be Crowned in One-Hour Network Special

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CHEVY CHASE, MD (Nov. 3, 2014) – Travel Channel is searching for the next “Travel Channel Star!” Today, the Network kicks off its coast-to-coast quest to uncover Travel Channel’s next person whose undeniable thirst for travel and adventure stands out from the rest. In a three-round competition series premiering in 2015 on Travelchannel.com, the process will culminate in a one-hour on-air special announcing the winner. The winner will then showcase their unique point-of-view and hosting skills in their own five-part series on the Network’s digital platforms. Participants can submit their video for the first-round selection process November 3 through April 15, 2015. The announcement was made today by Ross Babbit, SVP, Programming and Development, Travel Channel.

 

Contestants can only submit one video and will have three ways to enter:

  • Come to our first live casting call at the That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on November 10th from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Come to our casting call at the Tastemade Studios in Santa Monica, Calif. in early 2015 (exact date and times to be announced soon).
  • Submit a two-minutevideo online at TravelChannelStar.com

 

Judging the competition are three Travel Channel experts: Jodi Bettencourt, vice president of editorial content for Travel Channel Digital; Anna Garwood, director of programming and talent relations; and Rob Pralgo, host of “Travel 911,” a web series that provides tips on how to get through travel emergencies. Travel Channel’s master of fun Bert Kreischer will host the special and recap highlights from the competition series in the one-hour special to air next year. Additionally, the judges will have help from fans, who can vote for their favorite videos online.

 

“I’m often asked the question, ‘how can I be a host for Travel Channel?’ Now we’re giving our viewers a chance to do just that”, says Babbit. “The video submissions should tell a story and highlight a location that matches contestants’ travel expertise. The best travel videos include an array of topics like food, adventure, unique shopping and local attractions. But what we really want to see come through is personality, point-of-view and a distinct passion and excitement for travel.”

 

 

Travel Channel is a proud sponsor of the That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo, an exciting, interactive, career event where top creative directors, talent agents and casting directors connect with new and well-established voiceover talent.  The That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo and the Voice Arts™ Awards are presented by theSociety of  Voiceover Arts and Sciences™ and will be held November 9-10, 2014 at the Museum of the Moving Image. Tickets are available for the conference and award show at www.sovas.org

 

TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.TravelChannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it’s around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes.  Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

 

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TRAVEL CHANNEL’S “GHOST ADVENTURES” KICKS OFF TENTH SEASON WITH INVESTIGATIONS IN FIVE ICONIC LOCATIONS

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 LOCKDOWN YOUR OCTOBER!

 TRAVEL CHANNEL’S “GHOST ADVENTURES” KICKS OFF TENTH SEASON

WITH INVESTIGATIONS IN FIVE ICONIC LOCATIONS

 INCLUDES TWO-HOUR HALLOWEEN SPECIAL IN IRELAND

EXPLORING HOLIDAY’S CELTIC ORIGINS

 New Season Premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with

Lockdown Aboard the Queen Mary Ocean Liner in Long Beach, Calif.

 CHEVY CHASE, MD (August 19, 2014) – Get ready to lockdown your October. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – the seasoned experts who have become synonymous with paranormal investigations – return for a brand-new season of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” on Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. This season launches with lockdown investigations in five iconic locations airing throughout the month of October, including a two-hour Halloween special which investigates the ancient Celtic demons that make up the country’s haunted Halloween history. Season ten is comprised of thirteen hour-long episodes and one two-hour special.

“We’re going big this season,” said Zak Bagans, lead investigator. “From the massive Queen Mary ship in California to Ireland’s Leap Castle and Mexico’s Island of the Dolls, each location is embedded with layers of paranormal activity to explore. As Nick, Aaron and I dig deeper to capture compelling evidence, we’re instituting a variety of new investigation tactics, experiments and equipment.”

In the season premiere, the investigative trio climb aboard the legendary ocean liner Queen Mary, now permanently docked inLong Beach, Calif. and considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world. Not long after the ship’s maiden voyage in 1936, it was put into military service. Tragedy surrounded the ship – nicknamed the “Gray Ghost” – until 1967 when it dropped anchor for good and became a hotel, still in operation today. Weighing more than 81,000 tons and over three football fields in length, the Queen Mary’s haunted history is as large and looming as the ship itself. With reports of multiple apparitions and voices – including that of a former crewman and little girl – the trio prepares for a powerful investigation. They first conduct a séance to channel the spirit of world renowned psychic and paranormal pioneer Peter James, who used the ship as basecamp for his studies and captured EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) of the little girl named “Jackie.”  Inviting EVP specialist Debbie Constantino on the lockdown, the team splits up to investigate the massive ship and are immediately confronted with disembodied voices, intelligent responses, light anomalies and a figure that will give chills to even the greatest of skeptics.

Additional locations featured this season include:

Lemp Mansion (St. Louis, Mo.) – Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Lemp Mansion has been voted one of the top ten most haunted locations in America.  This house holds the ghosts of a dynastic family whose members went from rags to riches to madness and horrible death.

 Zozo Demon (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Darren Evens claims a terrifying demon named “Zozo” entered his life through a Ouija board at his Hudson Avenue home in Oklahoma City. Seemingly a global phenomenon, “Zozo” has made Evens life so unbearable that he fled the home and hasn’t been back since.

Island of the Dolls (Xochimico, Mexico)– Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Near the dark and creepy canals of Xochimico, Mexico sits what might be the world’s strangest and scariest tourist attraction: the Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Munecas), also home to a sinister – and haunted – mystery.

Ireland: Celtic Demons – Leap Castle, Hell Fire Club, Loftus Hall (Ireland) –

Friday, October 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (Two-Hour Halloween Special)

The roots of Halloween date back to 500 B.C. in the world’s Celtic region. Rich with haunted history, Ireland’s Leap Castle, Hell Fire Club and Loftus Hall are still believed to be infested by vengeful ghosts, banshees and other satanic elements.

“Ghost Adventures” is produced by My Tupelo Entertainment for Travel Channel.  For My Tupelo, the executive producers are Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Zak Bagans and Nick Groff.  For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.

 STEP INSIDE THE “GHOST ADVENTURES FAN LAIR” ON TRAVELCHANNEL.COM

Get more “Ghost Adventures” at TravelChannel.com (www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/ghost-adventures). The “Ghost Adventures Fan Lair” returns September 26th – interact with fellow fans, explore fan photos on the ‘haunted’ Instagram wall, catch up on the latest “Ghost Adventures” chatter via a Facebook and Twitter stream, and more.  On Friday, October 31, TravelChannel.com will host a Google Hangout with Aaron Goodwin and Jeff Belanger (“Ghost Adventures” researcher, author and paranormal expert) immediately following the two-hour Halloween special. Additional web elements includes video extras from each episode, photos, video blogs, travel guides for each location – including Ireland’s iconic and haunted locations, the most haunted places in the world, a ‘Which GA Guy Are You?’ quiz, full length episodes and more. Check out “Ghost Adventures” on Tumblr and Facebook and follow @GhostAdventures and #GhostAdventures on Twitter for more exclusive updates and content.

 TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it’s around the world or around the block.  A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes.  Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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