Travel Channel explores U.S. in Tuesday night block

Travel Channel is adding a new original series, Made in America, to its Tuesday night line-up, joining returning series Mysteries At The Museum and Off Limits for premieres on October 4.
August 16, 2011

Travel Channel is adding a new original series, Made in America, to its Tuesday night line-up, joining returning series Mysteries At The Museum and Off Limits for premieres on October 4.

Produced by Hoff Productions, Made in America sees host George Motz travel coast to coast to explore 39 factories that churn out products ranging from Jack Daniels to Louisville Slugger bats. The 13-episode series will also see Motz creating his own custom shoe at New Balance and in Greensboro, North Carolina, a Krispy Kreme glazed donut.

It will air on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST.

For Hoff, the executive producers are Michael Hoff and Ashley Adams, the supervising producer is Rena Ferrick and the series producer is Julie Nelson. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Liza Keckler.

The new series will be followed by one-hour series Mysteries at the Museum, where host and explorer Don Wildman enters the vaults of American museums and libraries to unearth the true stories behind extraordinary artifacts.

The new season heads deep inside Washington D.C.’s Spy Museum, where a black umbrella conceals a Russian assassin’s poison pellets, and to the University of New Hampshire Library’s collection, where a tattered purple dress provides alleged evidence of America’s first alien abduction.

The one-hour, 12-episode series is produced by Optomen Productions and is executive produced by Nicola Moody and Dominic Stobart. The series producer is Dana K. Ross, while the executive producer for Travel Channel is David E. Gerber.

Airing at 10 p.m. EST/PST, Off Limits sends Wildman off the grid, where he investigates a yellow submarine sunk in the Coney Island Creek, and the beachfront resort seen in Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii, now rotting away from neglect.

The Authentic Entertainment series crosses the country, with episodes set in New York City, Boston, Hawaii, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis.

For Authentic, the executive producers are Tom Rogan and Lauren Lexton, and the co-executive producer is Chris Bray. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Julie Rose McCully.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.