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Upfronts’ 13: Travel bets on “Fandemonium,” restoration series

Travel Channel has added four series to its upcoming schedule, including Adam Richman's Fandemonium (pictured), Get Lost and Best Daym Takeout, while Hotel Impossible and Mysteries at the Museum are set to return.
April 23, 2013

U.S. net Travel Channel has added four series to its upcoming schedule, including Adam Richman’s Fandemonium, Get Lost and Best Daym Takeout, while Hotel Impossible and Mysteries at the Museum are set to return.

Adam Richman’s Fandemonium (previously known as Tailgate Takeover) will premiere on July 14 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and sees the Travel Channel personality (pictured above) on a search for ultimate fans, from the Daytona 500 to the Kentucky Derby, in the 13 x 30-minute series. Sharp Entertainment produces.

The network has also given the green light to adventure series Get Lost (w/t), a 6 x one-hour series featuring former U.S. Army Special Forces survival expert Mykel Hawke and his journalist wife Ruth England, as they are dropped blindly into the wilderness, and use their skills to find their way back to civilization.

Locations visited in the Tremendous! Entertainment show include the jungles of Latin America, swamps of the southern U.S., and deserted islands in the Caribbean.

Best Daym Takeout stars YouTube sensation Daymon Patterson, as he delivers takeout joint reviews from the driver’s seat of his car. Banca Studio, in association with Lionsgate Television, produces the 6 x 30-minute limited series.

Backroad Gold, from Brentwood Communications International, follows antique car expert Corky Coker as he goes off the beaten path to find, refurbish and resell barn finds. The 8 x 30-minute series also features Coker’s expert team of restorers, including his father, son-in-law and daughter.

Travel Channel is also bringing back Atlas Media series Hotel Impossible on August 12, and Optomen Productions’ Mysteries at the Museum on August 15.

“The network’s personal journey over the last year has been one of exceptional growth and expansion – from new programming and expert hosts to a more broadened audience base,” said Laureen Ong, president of Travel Channel.

“From the inner workings and cultural roots of all types of fanhood, to the thrill of survival amongst the unknown, our new series continue to give viewers entertaining, informative and distinctive travel-related programming that only Travel Channel can deliver.”

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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