Travel Channel’s Spring 2013 Premiere Lineup

Toy Hunter Returns to Travel Channel

'Toy Hunter' Returns to Travel Channel

Travel Channel is set to premiere two new shows – Red, White & New and Dig Wars – this spring, as well as bring back existing shows Toy Hunter and Airport 24/7: Miami. The network’s just announced the premiere dates for the shows as well as offered plot details on the series coming in April and May.
 
“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 Andy Singer, GM, Travel Channel, announcing the spring premiere schedule.
 
TRAVEL CHANNEL’S NEW SHOWS:

Red, White & New (8 episodes, 30 minutes)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 29 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
New original series 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.
 
Dig Wars (6 episodes, 30 minutes)
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.
 
RETURNING SERIES

Toy Hunter (13 episodes, 30 minutes)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
In the second season of Toy Hunter, acclaimed toy dealer and expert Jordan Hembrough continues to travel across America buying and selling great iconic toys. As Hembrough’s reputation grows, his client list grows to include such celebrities as Gene Simmons of KISS and Danny Bonaduce from the Partridge Family – both to be featured this season. In addition to being challenged with more demanding clients and missions, Hembrough provides more pop culture history to better illuminate the toys’ timelessness and value. The scope of this toy hunter’s travels expands beyond basements and attics to include toy auctions, flea markets, and storage units.
 
Airport 24/7: Miami (13 episodes, 30 minutes)
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
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.
 
Source: Travel Channel
 

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