This spring, Travel Channel is debuting two original series – “Red, White & New,” featuring host Steve Watson as he travels across the nation looking for American inventions with originality and imagination, and “Dig Wars,” a competition show following three teams of relic hunters as they crisscross the country to uncover America’s buried history. In addition, “Airport 24/7: Miami” is back with another all-access pass to one of the most dynamic airports in America and “Toy Hunter” returns to transport viewers across the country on the great American toy hunt. The announcement was made today by Andy Singer, GM, Travel Channel.
“From amazing stories taking place at the Miami International Airport to historic locations where soldiers once fought and forts were built, our new and returning series offer viewers fun and informative programming through Travel Channel’s unique lens,” said Singer.
“Red, White & New” (8×30)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 29 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. “Red, White & New” celebrates American ingenuity, innovation and the people who push the envelope to create new and exciting ways of doing things. These innovations include a compressed air-powered, high jumping, flipping take on the classic Pogo Stick, a wearable robotic exoskeleton straight out of Aliens that gives you super-human strength, and the Seabreacher – a personal watercraft that looks like a shark, and is able to go underwater as well as jump out of it! Each episode features fascinating characters, fun gadgets and activities as well as a first hand, high-energy experience for host Steve Watson.
“Red, White & New” is produced by Powderhouse Productions for Travel Channel. For Powderhouse Productions, the executive producers are Joel Olicker, Seanbaker Carter and Tug Yourgrau. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Dale Roy Robinson.
“Dig Wars” (6×30)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. “Dig Wars” follows three teams of America’s best relic hunters, competing head-to-head-to-head to find the most valuable artifacts at different historical locations across the country. Once on site, the teams have from sun-up to sundown to apply all of their knowledge, resources and hustle to ensure a victory. At the end of the hunt, the treasures will be evaluated by a local expert and a winner will be declared.
“Dig Wars” is produced by Sharp Entertainment for Travel Channel. For Sharp Entertainment, the executive producer is Matt Sharp. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Sean McKnight.
“Toy Hunter” (13×30)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
“Airport 24/7: Miami” (13×30)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT