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Travel Channel sets April airdates for “Hotel Impossible,” “Baggage Battles”

The two series, produced by Atlas Media Corp and MY Tupelo Entertainment respectively, were greenlit in November. (Pictured: Hotel Impossible)
February 6, 2012

Travel Channel has given April airdates to series Hotel Impossible (pictured) and Baggage Battles, which were both greenlit in November.

The one-hour weekly series Hotel Impossible, produced by Atlas Media Corp, stars hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri as he visits struggling hotels and gives them an overhaul in order to turn the establishments around in a matter of weeks.

Premiering on April 9 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, the series focuses on a new hotel transformation each episode.

“We know that a huge part of going on vacation is where you stay,” said Andy Singer, SVP, programming & production. “That’s why our new series, Hotel Impossible, is so much fun, entertaining and peppered with lots of good take-away information – exactly what our audience is looking for when they turn to Travel Channel. Anthony Melchiorri is a well-known and respected professional in the hospitality business, and now our viewers are going to find out just what it takes to be the ‘hotel fixer.’”

“I have been a hotel expert for more than 20 years, and it never gets boring,” added Melchiorri. “My goal for this show is to make sure you never look at a hotel the same way again.”

Baggage Battles, meanwhile, is a half-hour weekly series which premieres with two back-to-back episodes on April 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

The MY Tupelo Entertainment series looks at what happens to lost luggage, with auction specialists bidding, buying and reselling unclaimed property. The season premiere follows the action in the Miami International Airport before the auction pros jump across the pond to London’s airports.

The series features three teams of auction specialists, including a married couple, a young entrepreneur and the owner of one of the last props and antiques stores in New York City.

About The Author
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.

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