The Grey Lady’s travel column ‘36 Hours‘ is becoming a 6 x 60-minute series on U.S. net Travel Channel.
In each episode of the titular series – co-hosted by Top Chef winner Kristen Kish and former U.S. professional soccer player Kyle Martino – the presenters travel to a new city where they have 36 hours to sample the cuisine, visit the top spots and meet local insiders. The pair’s itineraries are to be compiled by New York Times editors and contributors.
According to the Travel Channel, the six episodes will be timed to coincide with new or updated New York Times ’36 Hours’ columns. In addition, there will be companion editorial and video content published across NYTimes.com as well as on Travel Channel’s digital properties. No premiere date has yet been announced.
36 Hours is produced by Bungalow Media & Entertainment. Tina Nguyen is exec producing for Travel Channel.
“Reading the ’36 Hours’ column is a weekend ritual for many seasoned travelers,” said Shannon O’Neill, president of Travel Channel, in a statement.
“We jumped at the chance to work with The New York Times on this series, knowing viewers and travelers alike will benefit from these two brands coming together,” the exec continued. “This show brings the popular column to life, and is designed to get at the soul of each city in a way that will inspire people to travel and experience the world.”
Rebecca Howard, general manager of video at The New York Times, added: “From the print column to the popular book series to our weekly digital video show, travelers look to The New York Times to guide them to the most interesting spot as seen through our lens. We are looking forward to working with Travel Channel and bringing ’36 Hours’ to their adventurous audience.”
- Check out a preview of 36 Hours below: