In this week’s round-up, new unscripted titles are on the way for such networks as TLC, NBC, Travel Channel, and FYI.
Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Travel Channel is gearing up for the take-off of its globetrotting series Rev Runs Around the World.
Produced by Departure Films and Simmons Lehman Productions, the 16 x 30-minute series is set to follow Run DMC frontman Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons as he traverses the globe with his family in tow. Accompanied by his wife Justine and their kids – 18-year-old Russy, and seven-year-old Miley – Rev Run will journey to such cities as Tokyo, Bali, Dubai, Istanbul and Reykjavik to experience the world’s varying cultures and foods. Rev Runs Around the World premieres on December 2 at 10 p.m. EST/PST across Travel Channel.
Elsewhere, Discovery Communications-owned network TLC will look for parental guidance in the Thinkfactory Media-produced Married by Mom and Dad (pictured). As previously reported, the series provides a modern take on voluntary arranged marriages by following four singles that have turned to their parents to play matchmaker and find their soulmates. The series debuts on TLC on December 13 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama will run wild with one of television’s top adventurers in a special December 17 episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. The episode follows the famed survivalist as he provides America’s president with tips as they explore the Alaskan wilderness. The series – produced by Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures – follows Grylls as he takes celebrities on one-on-one adventures aimed at pushing their mental and physical boundaries and testing their survival abilities. The episode airs on NBC at 10 p.m. EST/PST on December 17.
Finally, A+E Networks-owned FYI is readying the primetime talk show premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian on January 20 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
The 8 x 60-minute, Pilgrim Studio-made Kocktails with Khloe will see the youngest Kardashian sister engaging in relevant conversations, party games and cocktails with celebrity guests, family and friends in a Los Angeles-based studio built to replicate an intimate home environment.