Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Travel Channel is bringing back eight of its primetime series for 2013.
Returning series include Dangerous Grounds, which comes back for a second season. The 8 x 60-minute series is produced by Nancy Glass Productions, and follows the globe-trotting exploits of coffee magnate Todd Carmichael (pictured).
Other series coming back to Travel Channel include Airport 24/7: Miami, produced by 2C Media (13 x 30 minutes); Baggage Battles (13 x 30 minutes) and Ghost Adventures (13 x 60 minutes), both produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment ; Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, produced by Tremendous! Entertainment (10 x 60 minutes); The Dead Files, produced by Painless Entertainment (13 x 60 minutes); Hotel Impossible, produced by Atlas Media Corp. (13 x 60 minutes); and Mysteries at the Museum, produced by Optomen Productions (13 x 60 minutes).
“As we work towards refreshing our programming line-up – away from the travelogues and more towards a lean forward experience – we plan to continue to break free from the traditional ideology behind travel programming, and bring our audience a diverse array of entertainment through the many unique perspectives of our travel experts and enthusiasts,” said Travel Channel president Laureen Ong in a statement.
“From the inner-workings of airports, to rescuing struggling hotels to the adrenaline-infused global quest for coffee, these returning series continue to offer viewers immersive, entertaining and exciting travel-related programming,” added Travel Channel GM Andy Singer. “We are providing our viewers with compelling stories and unique characters as we take them on extraordinary adventures each week.”