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Anthony Melchiorri Heads to the Resort Town of Wildwood, N.J., to Save a Struggling Hotel on a New Episode of ‘Hotel Impossible’ – Monday, November 28
Josh Gates Counts Down His 10 Greatest Treasure Hunts on a Special Episode of ‘Expedition Unknown’ – Wednesday, December 7
(Listed in chronological order)
“Hotel Impossible” host and hotel “fixer” 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. 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. It won’t always be pretty and it will never be easy, but Melchiorri pushes these owners and GMs to get it right. For many, this is their last hope. [Hour-long episodes]
“Jersey Shore Uproar” - Premieres Monday, November 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Anthony Melchiorri visits a not-so-fun motel in the resort town of Wildwood, N.J. After learning the business isn't really in financial trouble, Melchiorri discovers the owner is taking advantage of her underpaid general manager.
SEASON FINALE: “Lake Superior, Hotel Inferior” - Premieres Monday, December 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Anthony Melchiorri visits Bayfield, Wis., to help the struggling Greunke's First Street Inn and Restaurant. To get the inn running to its full potential, Melchiorri will have to convince the owner to agree to some major management changes.
BIZARRE FOODS: DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS
Travel Channel’s irresistible series, “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations,” returns with all-new mouthwatering morsels from around the world. Hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern, the series highlights the not-to-be-missed foods that define a location. Whether it’s sinful New York cheesecake, savory pork sandwiches in Chile or Bangkok's signature pad thai, most travelers want to experience the local favorites. But how many really know the origins of these iconic foods? Journey around the world for a firsthand tour of each city and the inside scoop behind its most beloved dishes. [Half-hour episodes]
“Cleveland” - Premieres Tuesday, November 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Old world classics are on the menu as Andrew Zimmern reveals Cleveland's most iconic foods. Tasty dishes range from beer-battered fish to fried sauerkraut balls and a kielbasa sandwich topped with French fries known as the Polish boy.
“Veracruz” - Premieres Tuesday, November 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern discovers the taste of Veracruz, Mexico, by sampling arroz a la tumbada, which includes a whole boiled octopus! He enjoys traditional favorites including chile relleno, picaditas and a towering seafood cocktail known as vuelve a la vida.
“Tucson” - Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern unveils Tucson, Arizona's, iconic desert edibles. The culinary oasis sizzles with frontier flavors from legendary sun-dried beef to deep-fried chimichangas
and bacon-wrapped hot dogs, chili eggs and tantalizing green corn tamales.
“Seoul” - Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Andrew Zimmern highlights Seoul, South Korea's, dynastic dining icons. From spicy stews to cure a hangover and icy buckwheat noodles to beat the heat, to sweet beef and spicy fermented cabbage, Seoul cuisine is tradition with a tasty kick.
Explorer and adventurer Josh Gates is on an endless quest to find the truth behind the world’s captivating and iconic unsolved legends. So it’s no surprise that the new season of his hit series will take on such lingering questions as: Who was D.B. Cooper and what became of him? Is Captain Kidd’s lost treasure still out there waiting to be found? Where is Attila the Hun’s tomb? Digging through years of historical evidence, facts and myths, Gates immerses himself in the core locales linked to each tale. From excavating ruins and jumping out of planes to diving for treasure in the deep seas, these all-new thrilling expeditions are some of his biggest adventures yet. [Hour-long episodes]
SPECIAL EPISODE: “Further Off the Rails!” - Premieres Wednesday, November 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Josh Gates compiles all of the best unseen footage, expanded scenes and never-before-seen moments from his Season Two adventures into one wild and crazy special.
SPECIAL EPISODE: “Greatest Treasure Hunts” - Premieres Wednesday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
In this one-hour special, Josh Gates counts down his 10 greatest treasure hunts and shares expanded scenes from his wildest expeditions.
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
Host Don Wildman digs into the world’s greatest institutions to unearth extraordinary relics that reveal incredible secrets from the past. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting recreations, “Mysteries at the Museum” illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history’s most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. [Hour-long episodes]
“Great Snake Hunt, Minneapolis Svengali and Swimming with Sharks” - Premieres Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman examines a species of Asian cobra that invaded a small town in Missouri, a carriage that was the site of a bizarre murder and a wealthy daredevil who swam with sharks to prove they were harmless.
“The Man Who Sold a Million Rocks, Party That Started a War and the Umbrella Man” - Premieres Thursday, December 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman investigates a story about a man who turned a pile of rocks into a gold mine, examines a royal suit of armor and uncovers the truth behind one of the most enduring mysteries in American history.
“Metal Winners, The Big Con and Operation Babylift” - Premieres Thursday, December 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman investigates a Nobel Prize winner's risky experiment in the face of the Nazis, a creative sting operation that ended the career of a notorious crime boss and a lifesaving airlift out of Vietnam.
“Chain of Fools, Rocket Boys and the Cowboys That Saved Britain” - Premieres Thursday, December 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman investigates an iron link at the center of a formidable fraud, examines a plane that launched some of the most incredible journeys into space and inspects a green oil pump that played a unique role in World War II.
We're serving up hefty plates of the country's tastiest, most mouthwatering and decadent meals. We're talking BBQ bliss, super stuffed sandwiches, boatloads of bacon, incredible Italian entrees and finger-licking deep fried dishes – and that's only the beginning. Travelers love to eat their way across America and we’re giving them a guide, counting down all the must-eat spots across the country to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. So bring your appetite and your stretchy pants as we dive into a healthy portion of “Food Paradise!” [Hour-long episodes]
“Italian Eats” - Premieres Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
Count down the eight great places to get authentic Italian food in America. From fresh ingredients to innovative twists on classic dishes, everything these Italian joints serve up is "delizioso!"
“Barbecue Bliss” - Premieres Sunday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
“Food Paradise” grills the usual suspects – and a few unusual ones – in hopes of smoking out eight great places for BBQ bliss.
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