Travel Channel’s ‘36 Hours’ Based on The New York Times’ Popular Weekly Column
All-New Series Premieres with Back-to-Back Episodes on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
CHEVY CHASE, Md.(July 28, 2015) – Before the kids go back to school and the leaves start to change, Travel Channel is keeping the summer fun going with its all-new series “Thrill Factor,” premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.
Byron and Belleci are no strangers to experimenting. Best known for their work on “MythBusters,” the two are pros at investigating the science behind some of the most interesting and crazy rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages and news stories. Now, the duo reunites in Travel Channel’s “Thrill Factor,” taking their passion for adventure, travel and science to the max as they dive into the amazing engineering, physics and biomechanics that explain why these wild rides excite adrenaline junkies around the world. From racing IndyCars in wine country to studying what it takes to plummet down the world’s tallest waterslide in Kansas, each episode travels to amusement spots near and far, offering a different and daring thrill.
“We are thrilled – no pun intended – that Kari and Tory are joining the Travel Channel family,” said Ross Babbit, senior vice president, programming and development, Travel Channel. “As true adventure seekers, they epitomize what travel is all about, and offer a unique scientific perspective to this great new series. Travel Channel is the perfect home for these outrageous experiments on some of the most amazing rides in the world.”
In the premiere episode, Byron and Belleci investigate how drop rides are designed to exploit our natural fear of falling to both torture and thrill us. Heading to Florida’s Busch Gardens, they take a ride on Falcon’s Fury – the tallest freestanding ride in North America – to experience the adrenaline firsthand. Then in the second half-hour premiere, Byron and Belleci travel to Indiana to determine whether there’s any difference in how men and women react to extreme thrill rides. With the launch coaster Thunderbird as their lab, Byron and Belleci use high-tech biosensors to dissect the stress responses of male and female riders.
Whether they’re jumping out of planes in Vegas or riding the world’s first upside-down wooden rollercoaster in Wisconsin, Byron and Belleci serve as test subjects as they strap into these fast and frightening rides, collecting data behind the science of fun.
“Thrill Factor” is produced by Base Productions. For Base Productions, the executive producers are John Brenkus and Murray Oden. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Doug Bailey.
TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
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Premieres Monday, August 17th At 8:00pm Et/Pt
Presenting Sponsor of the Series Is Land Rover
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CHEVY CHASE, Md.--NEW YORK (July 29, 2015) – Experience a city like a local with the new original series “36 Hours,” premiering on Monday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by the popular New York Times travel column, co-hosts Kristen Kish, an acclaimed chef, and Kyle Martino, former professional U.S. soccer player, arrive in a new city each week where they’ll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions. The Travel Channel series consists of six hour-long episodes and the presenting sponsor is Land Rover.
"I've always wanted to travel so I could eat the food, meet the makers and allow myself to discover all the culinary brilliance a city has to offer. This is my inspiration, my living cookbook,” says Kish.
“I chased a soccer ball around the globe for nearly two decades, now I'm on the road once again,” adds Martino. “But this time eating, drinking and laughing my way through some of the world’s greatest cities with my good friend and Top Chef Kristen Kish.”
In the premiere episode, Kish and Martino explore in 36 hours why Berlin is notorious for being one of the most creative and avant-garde cities in Europe. On their three-day tour, they meet artists part of the graffiti art movement, they discover the city’s history and adoration with sex, they get backstage access to Berlin's wildest stage performance and they learn how the now unified Berlin has given rise to innovative dining experiences.
Other cities featured in the series will be Barcelona, Boston, Istanbul, Nashville, Tenn. and Portland, Ore. Kish and Martino’s excursions are informed by both Travel Channel and New York Times editors and contributors who bring extensive research and expertise in each locale. There also will be companion editorial and video content across platforms on NYTimes.com and Travel Channel digital properties.
Go to the “36 Hours” show page on TravelChannel.com for exclusive content from the series, including exclusive on-site pictures from Kish and Martino, videos showcasing their favorite locations, behind-the-scenes blogs, travel guides and more. Then follow Travel Channel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to join the conversation around #36Hours.
As the presenting sponsor, Land Rover created exclusive co-branded content aligned with the spirit of the Travel Channel series, celebrating off-the-beaten-path adventures outside city limits featuring Kish and Martino. The syndicated content will run across Travel Channel and Land Rover owned and operated platforms. Mindshare is the media agency for Land Rover that brought the syndicated content relationship together.
“36 Hours” is produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment. For Bungalow Media + Entertainment, the executive producers are Robert Friedman, Todd Hoffman and Chaz Gray; and the co-executive producer is Liz Marsh. For The New York Times, the executive producer is Ann Derry. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Tina Nguyen.
Travel Channel is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Co
‘American Rehab: Charleston’ and ‘Attic Gold’ Set to Premiere in August
NEW YORK —July 28, 2015-- One hour episodes of Income Property, the popular renovate-to-rent series starring Scott McGillivray, will premiere on DIY Network on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT until September 24. During the series, Scott, who is a contractor, real estate expert and one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man of the Week,” coaches homeowners on how make their property profitable by creating a custom rental space in their home. Beginning August 6, fans can get behind-the-scenes scoop from the set of Income Property and learn more about Scott at www.diynetwork.com/income-property.
DIY Network also will premiere two new series next month that showcase historic home restoration and “junk picking” at its finest. In American Rehab: Charleston, premiering Wednesday, August 19, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, contractor Trent Fasnacht carefully restores a condemned 1906 Victorian home in Charleston, South Carolina. Attic Gold, which premieres on Sunday, August 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, features New England-based husband and wife team Eric and Michelle Meyers as they clean up cluttered attics for free and search for appraisal items. The catch: they get to keep and sell whatever they find.
ABOUT DIY NETWORK
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—July 20, 2015-- Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI) will report second quarter 2015 operating results before the market opens Tuesday, Aug. 4. A telephone conference call with members of the company’s senior management team will follow at 10 a.m. ET.
Scripps Networks Interactive will offer a live webcast of the conference call. To access the webcast, visit www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com and follow the link next to the microphone icon on the Investor Relations landing page.
To access the conference call by telephone, dial 800-288-8968 (U.S.) or 612-332-0802 (international) approximately ten minutes before the start of the call. Callers will need the name of the call, "SNI Second Quarter Earnings Report," and must provide their name and company affiliation. The media and general public may access the conference call on a listen-only basis.
Interested parties may access an audio replay of the call from 12:15 p.m. on Aug 4, until 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 18. The domestic number to access the replay is 800-475-6701, and the international number is 320-365-3844. The access code for both numbers is 365051.
To access an audio replay online, visit www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com approximately four hours after the call, then follow the Audio Archives link on the left side of the Investor Relations landing page.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
Series Premieres Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT
NEW YORK - July 21, 2015 - Along every road, in little towns and big cities, you will find amazing places and people whose love for cooking is matched by their profound passion for their faith. On Holy & Hungry, premiering Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT on Cooking Channel, Emmy award-winning TV personality, best-selling author and comedienne Sherri Shepherd highlights these passionate people and the delicious dishes they make to feed the body and the soul.
"Holy & Hungry celebrates something that people of all religions enjoy - delicious food," said Michael Smith, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Cooking Channel. "The unique lens of faith to explore food is unlike any other series on Cooking Channel, and Sherri Shepherd's appreciation and ability to relate to the faithful people spreading their love for their faith through their food, makes her the perfect host."
"Eating has always been like a religious experience for me. Growing up my father was a Deacon and my mother always cooked all of our meals, so we had good food on the table and faith in our hearts. I'm excited to share the personal stories and mouthwatering recipes of those who are just as passionate about food and faith as I am," said Shepherd.
Over the course of the six half-hour long episodes, Sherri breaks bread with a variety of people who share her passion for food and faith, letting her into their worlds and sharing recipes and cooking tips. On the premiere episode, Sherri is eager to stop talking and start eating at Hush Bistro in Farmingdale, New York. The chef is also a preacher, and prepares a flavorful signature dish of Adam's Ribs, that are triple cooked and are so tender that the meat falls off the bones. Then, it is over to Holy Schnitzel in Staten Island, New York, a family run restaurant that serves up fast-food inspired kosher fare that features over 20 homemade dairy-free sauces. Sherri gets a taste of their Holy Toasty sandwich that is stacked with cornflake-crusted schnitzel, hot pastrami, and topped with two of their secret sauces.
Sherri's next stop is in New York's East Village at Veniero's Pasticceria, a 120 year old haven for heavenly treats. There, she gets a lesson on how to make Sfingi, a fried dough pastry stuffed with sweet ricotta cream filling and topped with crushed pistachios. Afterwards, she heads uptown to meet Caitlin Scott in her "kitchen" - Manhattan's famous Riverside Church. She shows Sherri how to make her famous Jesus and Mary Biscuits with a spicy chorizo gravy topped with apricot jam for her monthly supper club, Grits to Grace.
Fans can visit CookingChannelTV.com/HolyandHungry to unearth foods with religious symbolism and see the most unique religion-themed restaurants in the world. To join the conversation, use #HolyandHungry on Twitter.
Sherri Shepherd is an actress, best-selling author and comedienne - known for her role as co-host of ABC's The View, for which she won a Daytime Emmy. Shepherd's film credits include One For The Money, Think Like a Man and the upcoming Woodlawn and Ride Along 2. She has appeared as a frequent guest star on How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, and Hot in Cleveland, and also executive produced her own sitcom on the Lifetime Network entitled Sherri. Shepherd produced and hosted The Newlywed Game and made her Broadway debut as the first African American wicked stepmother in the Tony award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. She became a New York Times best-selling author with the release of her books Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes Even if You Don't Have It and Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Yourself a Break.
Holy & Hungry is produced by Loud TV.
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