U.S. cable network Travel Channel has greenlit Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America (pictured) and Toy Hunters; while Mile High - a series from David Arquette and Courtney Cox – and the Hawaii-set Aloha Gold are among the projects in development.
The greenlit series both come from Sharp Entertainment. Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America (w/t) is a 11-part weekly series following one man’s quest to find “the supreme sandwich.” The show is hosted by Richman, the former host of Man V. Food – a series which after four years is being put to rest – and will see him sample three “sandwich masterpieces” per region, naming one the top sandwich.
For Sharp, the executive producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Bob Larson and Richman, and the series producer is Bonnie Biggs. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Daniel A. Schwartz.
The second greenlit series is a 12-part half hour show following toy and collectibles dealer Jordan Hembrough as he searches the country for hidden treasures to sell to his buyers. Toy Hunters, originally a special that aired on Travel Channel in January, now sees Hembrough travel city-to-city, poking through attics and rummaging through garages to find rare vintage items.
Meanwhile, among the projects in development, Mile High (w/t) is a series following actor David Arquette and friend Mike McGuiness, owner of a PR firm, as they take on spontaneous adventures around the world, aided by social media connections. The series is produced by Coquette Productions, with the exec producers being Arquette, McGuiness, Courteney Cox and Omar Epps, while for Travel Channel the exec producer is Sean McKnight.
Elsewhere, Aloha Gold (w/t) from Fishbowl Worldwide Media will take a look at Discovery Hawaii Tours, one of the island’s biggest independent tour companies, and the people who work hard to make tourists’ vacations one to remember.
Also announced is the return of The Layover, hosted by Anthony Bourdain, which returns for a second season. The series see Bourdain acting as guide and concierge as he uses layovers as opportunities to explore city cuisine and culture in a limited time.
The Layover is made by Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations producers Zero Point Zero. Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Bourdain serve as executive producers for Zero Point Zero, while Stone Roberts serves as the executive producer for Travel Channel.
The new series join the previously reported 2012 programming slate.
Andy Singer, Travel Channel’s senior VP of programming and production, said: “We have a dynamic programming slate rolling out this year, where we will be providing a diverse array of perspectives from a new team of travel experts and pros who will inspire and engage our viewers through their personal lens.”