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“Red, White & New,” “Dig Wars” join Travel’s slate

U.S. cable network Travel Channel is investing in American inventions and relic hunters via two series set to launch this spring, and is bringing back Airport 24/7: Miami (pictured) and Toy Hunter for new seasons.
March 13, 2013

U.S. cable network Travel Channel is investing in American inventions and relic hunters via two series set to launch this spring, and is bringing back Airport 24/7: Miami (pictured) and Toy Hunter for new seasons.

Powderhouse Productions’ Red, White & New will premiere on April 29 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Hosted by Steve Watson, the 8 x 30-minute series celebrates Americans creating new gadgets, including a wearable robotic exoskeleton and a personal watercraft that can go underwater and jump out of the water.

For Powderhouse Productions, the executive producers are Joel Olicker, Seanbaker Carter and Tug Yourgrau. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Dale Roy Robinson.

The 6 x 30-minute Dig Wars, meanwhile, is produced by Sharp Entertainment and follows three teams of relic hunters who compete to find artifacts in different historical locations across the U.S. After each hunt, a local expert evaluates the found treasures and picks a winner who has unearthed the most valuable item.

The series premieres on June 12 at 10 p.m. For Sharp Entertainment, the exec producer is Matt Sharp, while for Travel Channel, the exec producer is Sean McKnight.

On April 10, Toy Hunter is set to return for a second season. The 13 x 30-minute series brings back toy dealer Jordan Hembrough as he travels across the U.S., buying and selling iconic toys. Gene Simmons of KISS and Danny Bonaduce from The Partridge Family will be featured in this season. Sharp Entertainment produces.

Airport 24/7: Miami returns on April 30 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, with the nine characters from series one continuing to give an all-access pass to Miami International Airport. 2C Media will produce the 13 x 30-minute series.

“From amazing stories taking place at the Miami International Airport to historic locations where soldiers once fought and forts were built, our new and returning series offer viewers fun and informative programming through Travel Channel’s unique lens,” said Andy Singer, GM of Travel Channel.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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