Travel Channel - Season Finale of 'Rock My RV with Bret Michaels.' Plus more for the Week of August 26

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This Week, Travel Channel Moves You:

·         To St. Louis for pig snouts and brain sandwiches, and Missouri for basic down-home BBQ ("Bizarre Foods America" with Andrew Zimmern, "BBQ Crawl")

·         Around Douglas, AZ and Miami, FL for a dramatic behind-the-scenes look at the hotel and airline industries ("Hotel Impossible," "Airport 24/7: Miami")

·         West to Sonora, CA's mysterious Tuolumne General Hospital ("Ghost Adventures")



(Listed in chronological order)



"St. Louis: Pig Snouts & Paddlefish"– New Episode Premieres Monday, August 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Andrew Zimmern comes to St. Louis, a city where the food reflects the diversity of the neighborhoods and the people who live there.  From blue collar classics like brain sandwiches and crispy pig snouts to daring new dishes featuring pig heart pastrami and dessert made with organ meats and caramel sauce, Zimmern is ready to taste all the flavors of the River City. 


Series Synopsis:  "Bizarre Foods America" is back with new episodes of stateside adventures as chef, writer, and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern continues his quest to taste the weird and wonderful foods that can be found right here in the United States.  Zimmern is ready to tempt and test his palate in some of America's favorite cities including Houston, St. Louis and Queens.



"Fire Drill Flame Out"New Episode Premieres Monday, August 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

Anthony Melchiorri is at the 106 year-old Gadsden Hotel – a national historic site – in Douglas, AZ, near the Mexico border.  Despite having one of the most stunning lobbies he's ever seen, Melchiorri quickly discovers that the guest rooms lack any imagination whatsoever and the fire alarms have been turned off for years!  Melchiorri is on a mission to turn the Gadsden around before any more customers get burned by their old, outdated ways.


Series synopsis: In season three of Travel Channel's critically acclaimed series "Hotel Impossible,"'hotel fixer' Anthony Melchiorri tackles some of his most challenging hotel projects to date – including what he considers 'the dirtiest hotel he's ever seen." Melchiorri crisscrosses the globe, tackling different struggling hotels that are on the verge of closing.  With his brutally honest approach, he evaluates each hotel and makes critical changes-- which may include getting a stubborn owner to commit or getting a lazy staff to step it up. This season, there are more hidden cameras, gadgets and technology that test, evaluate and measure different aspects of the hotel – including "germ-o-meters" and black lights. It won't always be pretty and it will never be easy, but Melchiorri pushes these owners to get it right. For many, this is their last hope.



"Dogs, Guns and Gold"  - New Episode Premieres Tuesday, August 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

President Obama comes to MIA once again, only this time Air Force One's arrival diverts a flight from Cuba low on fuel.  A pack of seeing-eye-dog puppies train to guide through TSA. CBP strikes gold in a very high value carry-on.


Series Synopsis:  "Airport 24/7: Miami" brings back the nine larger-than-life characters whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running around the clock.  The series grants an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of Miami International Airport, considered a Category X airport, a prime target for a terrorist attack.  With nearly 40 million passengers a year, it's an airport the size of a small city.  Whether it's intercepting drug smugglers, fighting terrorism, securing an Air Force One landing, handling medical emergencies or dealing with sting operations and aircraft malfunctions, "Airport 24/7: Miami" reveals what travelers typically don't see.



SEASON FINALE: "Missouri Final Challenge"— Premieres Wednesday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

Danielle Dimovski and her team are competing for four days at the American Royal BBQ competition. Between power outages and barbecue fires, they have their work cut out for them.


Series synopsis: "BBQ Crawl" follows Canada's BBQ Champion Danielle Dimovski as she travels the BBQ competition circuit to experience the best BBQ and win a few titles along the way. The series is a fun, fall-off-the-bone road trip through the American South that reveals America's BBQ roots while wrapping you in the thrill of a BBQ competition.



"Squeaky Fromme, Hodag, Typhoid Mary" - New Episode Premieres Thursday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

History explorer and museum enthusiast Don Wildman first examines a pistol at The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.  The weapon was used by a member of a notorious cult in a twisted attempt to assassinate the president.  Then at The Rhinelander Logging Museum, Wildman looks more closely at the stuffed skin of a beast believed to have preyed on people in the woods of Wisconsin.  And at the New York County Clerk's Office, a file stored deep in the archives tells of an infamous woman at the center of an epidemic that sent panic through the streets of New York City.


Series Synopsis: In the fifth season of "Mysteries at the Museum," the series continues to span the country, exploring local archives, storefront collections and the hallowed halls of stately institutions, to uncover the objects and artifacts that reveal the nation's hidden secrets.  History explorer and museum enthusiast Don Wildman scours a range of museums in search of extraordinary relics at the heart of tales that shock and amaze.  From the U.S. Secret Service Museum in Washington, D.C. that displays the printing press used by one of the greatest con men in America, to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan that houses a Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol that almost ended Ford's presidential term far sooner than anyone would have expected, these are a few of the sites that celebrate our nation's distinguished past.  Through gripping interviews, rich archival footage and arresting reenactments, "Mysteries at the Museum" brings to life the amazing artifacts from the center of the nation's most notorious crimes and scandals, unexplained encounters, bizarre inventions and the most enthralling events of all time.



"Tuolumne General Hospital" - New Episode Premieres Friday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff & Aaron Goodwin head to California to become the first paranormal investigators to endure a lockdown inside the Tuolumne General Hospital.  Very few people come inside the building anymore, but those who do have reported lights turning on and off by themselves, they notice specific cold spots and the phones throughout the former Emergency Room have been known to ring even though they haven't been connected in years.


Series synopsis: Each episode of "Ghost Adventures" follows Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin as they work to uncover the paranormal mysteries that lie within a haunted location.  After piecing together the haunted history of each site, the team then holds a dusk-to-dawn "lockdown" in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and discover the truth. In addition to a 100th episode special, the eighth season features a special two-hour Halloween episode that takes viewers to Transylvania, where the team will explore the truth behind the legend of Vlad The Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, as they investigate the most terrifying haunted castles in this intriguing and historical Romanian province





New Episodes Premiere Sunday, September 1 at 8:00 & 8:30 p.m. ET/PT


Series Synopsis: "RIDE-iculous" is an action-packed, just-can't-believe-what-you're-seeing series that celebrates the craziest thrill rides and adrenaline attractions that aren't water slides or rollercoasters! The series travels around the globe to find the most hair-raising, gravity-defying rides – and viewers are put right in the middle of the action. It's an all-access pass to the truly RIDE-iculous.



"Country Superfans Stampede"New Episode Premieres Sunday, September 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Adam Richman heads to Manhattan, KS to take part in one of the largest country music festivals and parties in the United States.  From mechanical bull riding to sampling delicious deer-centric dishes to evading the danger of the "redneck running of the bulls" for the best concert seat, Richman gets a first-hand experience of the Country Stampede.


Series Synopsis: Adam Richman is on a mission to explore the world of ultimate super-fans and the extremes they go to in order to celebrate their passion.  "Adam Richman's Fandemonium" explores what makes someone willing to quit their job, and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on costumes, gear and food at their favorite events.  Sometimes the events themselves become secondary to the wild festivities, atmosphere and environment that the fans create and revel in.  From the Daytona 500 to the Kentucky Derby to Bonnaroo, Richman goes way behind-the-scenes of an event to reveal the little-known world of diehard super-fans – where the lines between hobby and obsession blur. 



SEASON FINALE: "Epic RV Giveaway" –Premieres Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT               

The submissions are in! After fans submitted their video entries to's "Epic RV Giveaway Contest," Bret Michaels and the design team are now about to make one lucky contestant's dreams come true.  They've pimped out a dismal, mundane coach and transformed it into a one-of-a-kind ultimate luxury RV – complete with a rare three pop outs, opulent gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a never-before-attempted oversized bathroom and a massive master suite reminiscent of a five-star luxury hotel. Tune in to see which finalist will drive away with the grand prize!


Series Synopsis:  "Rock My RV with Bret Michaels" follows Michaels as he leads a highly-skilled design/build team as they transform well-worn, dilapidated RVs into the most luxurious, over-the-top, hooked up mobile mansions on the road. While rock stars have a reputation for destroying hotel rooms and living life like it's a non-stop party, when it comes to RVs Michaels is all business. He gets down and dirty as he brings beaten down RVs back to life.  Each vehicle is outfitted with deluxe amenities, state-of-the-art technology and raises the bar on RV design – creating groundbreaking tailor-made vehicles that open road dreams are made of.  Along with Michaels, the dream team includes master fabricator Bodie Stroud – a creative visionary and founder of BS Industries, Inc., an award-winning company that designs and builds customs and hot rods, and lead builder Jake Scott – a skilled artist well-versed in home design, a variety of mediums and a flair for building one-of-a-kind custom items.



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