Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 2nd, 2014
Travel Channel is looking to broaden its reach.
In its bid to grab new viewers, the cable network is expanding into more food and adventure fare with 10 new originals, one new special and a series in development.
“We believe in travel’s inherent ability to connect us with people from different places and cultures,” said Travel Channel president Shannon O’Neill in the announcement Wednesday. “Our mission is to provide our viewers with transformative programming that provides a gateway and personal portal to experience the world.”
The network also is adding shows that feature new expert faces, including Expedition Unknown, which chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries around the world.
“Expedition Unknown” (wt) chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. “Expedition Unknown” is greenlit for six one-hour episodes produced by Ping Pong Productions
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.