Travel Channel Programming For The Week of October 1st

Ah, for the week of October 1, The Travel Channel has a few things lined up like the series Airport 24/7: Miami will be all over Miami International Airport, as well as the 2nd annual show titled Weekends to Die For is also airing.  And if you think you've seen all the Dead Files episodes, mayhaps, you should think again on that one!

Another Anothony Bourdain adventure is also on tap as well as Food Paradise, Paranormal Paparazzi, Ghost Adventures, Making Monsters, Halloween Crazier & Destination Fear are all on tap for hte week of October 1st, 2012.

Hmm, is it me, or is The Travel Channel starting to lean in the ghostly direction of shows like Syfy has?

via press release



The 2nd Annual Weekends To Die For October Programming Event Kicks Off With New Episodes of "The Dead Files," "Ghost Adventures," "Making Monsters,"
the All-New Original Special "Halloween Crazier" and More

Plus, Premieres the  Never-Before-Seen 'Lost Episode' of
"The Dead Files"

"Airport 24/7: Miami" is an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of Miami International Airport, as told through the larger-than-life staff whose job it is to keep one of America's busiest and largest airports running around-the-clock. L to R: Cast of "Airport 24/7:Miami," Terminal Operations Control Room Agent Darius Bradshaw, Triangle Ramp Services Duty Manager Albert Cordeschi.

NEW EPISODE: Monday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
Behind the wheel of a classic Citroen DS, Anthony Bourdain coasts down a quiet road in Burgundy. Seated beside him is chef, television host and Burgundy native Ludo Lefebvre, who has joined Bourdain to rediscover the place of his birth. Together they visit Lefebvre's hometown of Auxerre, and his grandmother who prepares jambon chablisienne. Later, Lefebvre takes him to a seventh-century old sheep farm to sample the famous Burgundy lamb. Bourdain and Lefebvre stop at Nuits-Saint-Georges to visit Maison Ilan, a winery owned and operated by an American who moved to France on a whim to make wine.

Series Synopsis:  Expect the unexpected from the final season of the Emmy award-winning series, "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour." Throughout the weekly one-hour series, Anthony Bourdain takes viewers to all-new locations, all over the world, which surprise him and defy his expectations – for better or for worse. He visits some locations for the first time and continues to try new things that sometimes challenge his better judgment. Locations include Austin, Sydney, Brooklyn, Burgundy and more.

SERIES PREMIERE: Tuesday, October 2 with two back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., ET/PT
In the first half-hour of the series premiere (airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), a TSA officer intercepts a firearm tucked inside a carry-on bag through the checkpoint x-ray. Tensions rise as the passenger is questioned by the Miami-Dade Police Department and they determine that he is neither a U.S. citizen nor does he have a firearms permit. Meanwhile, MIA staffers and the Lufthansa team have just over two hours to turn over the largest passenger aircraft in the world. But when Customs and Border Protection makes a surprise inspection, everyone is caught off guard. As a result, the jet may not take off in time and 500 passengers may be delayed. Finally, TSA intercepts a potential terrorist when an officer spots a knife deliberately hidden in the sole of a sneaker. The passenger also has three forms of ID and is of Middle Eastern descent. A full-scale security response is issued to investigate. In the second all-new episode (airing at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT), a driver comes within inches of his life when his car flips over outside the terminal. Initial reports indicate he has suffered severe head trauma, and the prognosis does not look good. This is where the search begins to find out who the victim is and who is waiting for him at arrivals. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection's Anti-Terrorism and Contraband Enforcement Team hones in on a shipment of tractor parts originating in South America, traveling through Miami onto Africa. The K-9 Unit discovers a cache of cocaine in the least likely place. Finally, Security Director Lauren Stover arranges to help a young lady surprise her boyfriend - a soldier who is returning from his tour of duty in Afghanistan - by meeting him at the gate. But an even bigger surprise awaits when the plan is turned around.

Series Synopsis:  "Airport 24/7: Miami" is an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of Miami International Airport, told through larger-than-life characters whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running around the clock. MIA is 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. Something is always going to happen. Fuel fires, smuggling rings, medical emergencies, sting operations, aircraft malfunctions and much more. Think you know life in an airport? You haven't seen anything yet!

Food Paradise
SEASON PREMIERE: Wednesday, October 3 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
Sizzlin' smokey bacon goodness across the country, including a cheesy bacon lasagna in Idaho, a 5-pound bacon bomb in Chicago and bodacious bacon brownies in New York.

Series Synopsis:  Fantastic food is more important to many travelers than museums, hotels and souvenirs, and we've compiled all the mustsee spots across the country to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. We're serving up hefty plates of the country's tastiest, most mouth-watering and decadent meals. We're talking lip-smacking pizza, tasty deli entrees, boat loads of bacon, fresh seafood, finger-licking deep fried dishes and that's only the beginning. So bring your appetite and your stretchy pants as we dive into a healthy portion of "Food Paradise!"

NEW EPISODE: Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT
The "Paranormal Paparazzi" reporters uncover stories about Will Ferrell's haunted trailer, a séance in Lizzie Borden's House, a UFO crash in South Carolina and a paranormal investigation team who hunt in the nude.       

Series Synopsis:  Each episode of "Paranormal Paparazzi" follows Aaron Sagers' (journalist, pop culture enthusiast, editor-in-chief of the Paranormal Pop Culture blog) hand-picked team of reporters as they travel around the country tracking down the most current, bizarre and unsolved paranormal and supernatural stories. As Sagers' team reveals their findings in the fast-paced newsroom, the group reviews and assesses whether or not the stories are bona fide or bogus.  Through the lens of each reporter, viewers will experience Will Ferrell's haunted trailer in New Orleans; a UFO sighting at the Jersey Shore; a teenage exorcism squad in Arizona; a zombie survival camp in New Jersey; and more.

NEW EPISODE: Friday, October 5 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT
Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin head to the Great Lakes to explore the demonic activity overrunning the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN. The investigation gets personal when a dark spirit beckons Bagans and Goodwin, speaking their full names.

Series Synopsis:  The "Ghost Adventures" crew – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio interviews eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they later confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. Then they review and analyze their findings with some the most-respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field. New locations in season seven include the Central Unit Prison in Sugar Lands, TX; the Point Sur Lighthouse in Point Sur, CA; the Black Moon Manor in Greenfield, IN; the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN; and the Excalibur Nightclub in Chicago, among others.
SPECIAL NEW EPISODE: Friday, October 5 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT 
Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan update their previous investigations of paranormal activity at the Mackay Mansion museum in an old Nevada mining town, and a family home in Blackshear, Georgia.  In Nevada, we learn whether or not the museum's tour guide has taken the necessary steps to exorcise a mean-spirited entity and the ghost of a mischievous little girl.  In Blackshear, we'll find out if their clients' daughter is still being visited by the ghost of someone who burned to death in their house. 

SPECIAL WEB-ONLY EPISODE: Launches Friday, October 5 only on  
In this first-ever web exclusive episode, Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan look back on their very first investigation together several years ago and the never-before-seen shocking case that predated the hit series, "The Dead Files." At a bed and breakfast in Denver, Colorado, the duo investigates claims of terrifying paranormal activity experienced by the distraught owner and his guests. DiSchiavi delves into the property's history to uncover a gruesome unsolved murder. Meanwhile, Allan communicates with the tormented spirit of a teenage girl still traumatized by her own death.

Series Synopsis:  The second season of "The Dead Files" continues with special "Dead Files Revisited" episodes. Each hour-long episode follows retired NYPD Homicide Detective Steve DiSchiavi and medium Amy Allan as they look back on previous investigations, revealing additional information from each experience and following up with the clients to see what's happened since they left. In "The Dead Files," DiSchiavi and Allan travel to cities and towns throughout America to help solve the unexplained disturbances and phenomena in each location. The pair explores every case from their specific areas of expertise, keeping their methods and findings hidden from each other. They join together only at the end to compare notes and reveal the shocking results to the client in the compelling, undeniable and often terrifying conclusion.

NEW EPISODE: Sunday, October 7 with two back-to-back episodes at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
In the first hour(airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT), the important Transworld Trade Show event is creeping up quickly and the Distortions team creates Hell's Rider - a Grim Reaper character with a motorcycle -  and brings back the huge Black Widow for her second debut. In the second all-new episode (airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT), Ed Edmunds is feeling the pressure when Distortions gets not only one, but two orders for custom made pieces to be delivered during the same week. That is, until he finds out where everything will be going…

Series Synopsis:  "Making Monsters"is a fascinating look at Ed Edmunds and his Distortions staff of scary animatronics and frightronics experts.  From movie sets to haunted houses, Ed and his crew can build any kind of creature their clients dream up.  

NEW SPECIAL: Sunday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
The original one-hour special "Halloween Crazier" features the most terrifying and absolute best of what Halloween has to offer. From the PennHurst Asylum – a mental hospital turned haunted house – in Spring City, PA, to running for your life at the 5K Zombie Race in Darlington, MD, this special reveals some of the nation's most extreme Halloween activities. But there's more to the holiday than just ghosts and goblins, as viewers will get to experience a pumpkin race in Manhattan Beach, CA, a pumpkin regatta in Damariscotta, ME and visit Providence, RI – a town with so many lit jack-o-lanterns they may break a world record!

NEW EPISODE: Sunday, October 7 at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT
Two unsuspecting travelers go on the ride of their lives. First, Kevin relives past terrors when the Boogeyman visits camp, and Denika's love of nature turns to fear as she discovers signs of the flesh-eating Wendigo in the woods.

Series Synopsis:  "Destination Fear"takes us to locations famous for awe-inspiring stories, often involving supernatural elements synonymous with excitement and mystery. Episodes will be based on actual ghost stories, cryptozoology, and other fantastic events strongly associated with specific sites. In each show, a skeptic or 'mark' has been chosen to embark on a journey that will challenge their cynicism when they arrive at Destination Fear!  With the help of a close friend or family member 'accomplice' the Destination Fearteam puts the 'mark' through a series of meticulously staged events to bring these tales to life. Finally, when the 'mark' is scared out of their wits enough to doubt all their pre-conceptions and beliefs, they're told it's OK; their journey is over – they are now at Destination Fear. Then we bring out the friend who set them up – and the two share their surprising reactions to the experience!

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