If you were wondering what's up on The Travel Channel this April? Check it out below:
via press release
HOTEL SECRETS & LEGENDS – Season One
Premieres Sunday, April 6 at 10:00 p.m.
With two million hotel rooms being occupied every night in America, it’s no wonder that some of the country’s most mysterious and captivating stories have occurred in hotels. Whether they’re tales of scandal and espionage or pivotal moments resulting in landmark events, these establishments hold secrets from the past. From the lobby to the bar to the guest room, there are reports of Wild West pioneers, war stories, torrid affairs, mob deals gone wrong and much more. “Hotel Secrets & Legends” offers viewers a unique piece of living-history they can touch, feel, and even spend the night in. [Hour-long episodes]
CHOW MASTERS – Season One
Premieres Back-to-Back Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
In “Chow Masters,” Chef Sammy DeMarco and Hollywood director Frank Coraci hit the road to find three innovative and delicious twists on comfort food classics in America. From burgers to mac and cheese to fried chicken, these long-time friends travel from city to city, sample and judge the entries, and determine which contender will win a $10,000 cash prize and the Golden Skillet award! [Half-hour episodes]
TRIP FLIP – Season Three
Premieres Back-to-Back Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Travel Chanel’s heart-pumping original series “Trip Flip” is back for an all-new season, and this time the adventures are bigger and more engaging than ever. In each episode of Trip Flip, professional fun-seeker Bert Kreischer finds two random people and gets them to spontaneously agree to a once in a lifetime adventure. Kreischer delivers an action-packed and customized itinerary stacked with the kind of VIP-access, one-of-a-kind accommodations, mouthwatering food, and unexpected twists that only Travel Channel can deliver. And forget about guidebooks and tour buses, because every Trip Flip veers off the beaten path in surprising ways large and small, giving each couple the unforgettable experiences that inspire us all to travel in the first place. [Half-hour episodes]
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GREATEST MYSTERIES: VATICAN
Premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m.
The Vatican is the headquarters of the Catholic Church and the prime residence of the Pope. Its history is full of captivating tales of virtue, venom and villains. History explorer Don Wildman is on location in Rome to take a closer look at stories related to the Vatican including the stunning claims of a friar who supposedly bore the stigmata - the marks of Christ, a brazen papal escape from marauding invaders, and a legendary and controversial female pontiff.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2014
Premieres Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00 p.m.
GHOST ADVENTURES: AFTERSHOCKS
Premieres Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m.
In “Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks,” Zak Bagans invites the most memorable characters from the series back to Las Vegas to update viewers on how their lives – and their ghosts – have fared since “Ghost Adventures” paid them a visit. The guests recount how things were before the lockdown – and how their lives have changed since. Have ghosts returned to do these people harm? Has their approach to the spirits changed? What questions are still left unanswered that the guys might help them solve? In other cases, paranormal teams that have investigated episode locations AFTER the Ghost Adventures team, bring their own evidence and insight to the table. [Hour-long episodes]
GREATEST MYSTERIES: HOLY LAND
Premieres Sunday, April 20 at 9:00 p.m.
The Holy Land is one of the most treasured regions on the planet. Around every corner, ancient tales of myth and miracles are waiting to be uncovered. History explorer Don Wildman is on location in Israel to take a closer look at a stunning mountaintop fortress, which is said to be the site of the most shocking showdowns of the ancient. He then examines the room of the last supper, where legend has it a relic was born that would entice treasure hunters for centuries to come. Wildman also walks through the famed Garden of Gethsemane to shed stunning new light on Christ’s betrayer, Judas.
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BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA with ANDREW ZIMMERN – Season Six
New Episodes: Mondays at 9:00 p.m.
“Bizarre Foods America” is back for a sixth season as the three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern continues his quest to discover unique foods and cultures in North and South America. This season will feature such delicacies as moose-head soup in Alaska to blood sausage in Vancouver. [Hour-long episodes]
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE – Season Four
New Episodes: Mondays at 10:00 p.m.
As host of Travel Channel’s popular series “Hotel Impossible,” Anthony Melchiorri is relentless when it comes to getting struggling hotels all over the world back on their feet and on the path to success. His no-nonsense approach may put some owners off, but his advice can transform even the most down-and-out properties. Yet it’s ultimately up to the hotel owners to implement and maintain his changes. In season four of “Hotel Impossible,” Melchiorri’s management skills, emotions and patience are put to the test once again. Melchiorri first evaluates each property and identifies its most significant problems. Armed with a design team to help with some much-needed renovations, Melchiorri makes critical changes that may include getting a stubborn owner with no business sense to listen or getting a lazy staff to step it up. Utilizing special experts, hidden cameras, gadgets and technology that test, evaluate and measure different aspects of the hotel, 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. [Hour-long episodes]
TOY HUNTER – Season Three
New Episodes: Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.
“Toy Hunter” follows acclaimed toy and collectible expert Jordan Hembrough as he scours the country buying and selling great iconic toys and collectibles. With his sights on the holy grail of toys and pop culture collectibles, the scope of Hembrough's travels expands beyond basements and attics – taking him to bigger conventions, more Comic-Cons, and even overseas. [Half-hour episodes]
Wednesday, April 16 : SEASON FINALE “Mexico”
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM – Season Six
New Episodes: Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.
In the sixth season of “Mysteries at the Museum,” history explorer Don Wildman leaves no artifact unturned as he scours America’s archives, uncovering objects that bear witness to some of history’s most astonishing secrets. These relics range from an armonica that mesmerized the world of medicine at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the shotgun of a once beloved Wild West lawman that perpetrated an unthinkable deception in Topeka’s Kansas Historical Society. Whether Wildman is exploring the most celebrated institutions or the dusty backrooms of rarely visited collections, a treasure trove of captivating objects awaits. Each artifact reveals an amazing story at the center of the nation’s most notorious crimes, unexplained encounters, bizarre inventions and the most enthralling events of all time. [Hour-long episodes]
Thursday, April 3 :SEASON FINALE “Son of a Gun, Whale Rescue, Bottle Popping Poltergeist”
GHOST ADVENTURES – Season Nine
New Episodes: Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. (*NEW NIGHT*)
This winter, lock down with the “Ghost Adventures” trio – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – as they investigate intriguing new haunted locations. In each episode, the “Ghost Adventures” team travels to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. Locations featured in season nine include a special investigation of Bannack, MT – a lawless, Old West mining-turned-ghost-town; New York City’s Morris-Jumel Mansion; Katie’s Bar in Long Island, NY; the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA; a former cement factory with a dark past in Salt Lake City, UT and more. [Hour-long episodes]
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