Travel Channel greenlights trio of primetime series

The Scripps Networks Interactive-owned net has begun production on three series slated for primetime, including Sharp Entertainment's Feed the Beast, starring food enthusiast Mikey Roe (pictured).
September 10, 2012

Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel Channel has greenlit three new primetime series, which have just begun production.

Sharp Entertainment’s Feed the Beast (pictured, 6 x 30 minutes) follows food enthusiast Mikey Roe as he travels America in search of great nightlife and the best late night eats. Travel Channel’s Daniel A. Schwartz exec produces.

Magilla Productions’ Edge of America (6 x 30 minutes), exec produced by Patrick McManamee, takes entertainment journalist Geoff Edgers on a cross-country tour in search of interesting examples of “All-American fun,” including Oklahoma’s Calf Testicle Festival, and Maine’s Lobster Boat Race.

Travel Channel is also prepping The Kevin Michael Connolly Project (w/t, 6 x 30 minutes), produced by Crazy Leg Productions with Travel Channel’s David Gerber as exec producer. The series, previously announced¬†as part of Travel Channel’s upfront,¬†follows Connolly, an author, photographer and self-proclaimed thrill seeker who was born without legs and has a huge sense of adventure. The program will feature several of Connolly’s exploits, including experiencing zero gravity with astronauts in Houston, and climbing giant pines in the Smokies with lumberjacks.

“These exciting new shows and talent offer our viewers highly entertaining, fresh perspectives on travel,” said Travel Channel GM Andy Singer. “Their authentic points-of-views provide a diverse range of programming that reinforce our mission in re-imagining travel entertainment.”

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