Travel Channel in the US is continuing to step up emphasis on original programming, giving the green light to two new series and putting two more into development.
The channel on Wednesday ordered an 11-episode run of Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America (wt), a new show fronted by the host of Man vs Food. It comes from Sharp Entertainment, which will turn out 10 half-hours and an hour-long season finale, following Richman as he travels the eateries of the US. The new series marks the end of production on Man vs Food.
Sharp is also making the 12x30′ Toy Hunters, a series that sprang from an earlier special. Host and collectibles dealer Jordan Hembrough will seek out and trade in rare toys.
Travel is also developing Mile High (wt), which will follow actor David Arquette and friend Mike McGuiness on “improvised adventures” around the world. Arquette and McGuiness with exec produce with Courtney Cox and Omar Epps through Coquette Productions.
Aloha Gold (wt), also in development, will be set at a Hawaiian tour operator and comes from Fishbowl Worldwide Media.
The latest new shows come after the network unveiled another pair of fresh formats that will debut in April – one about unclaimed airline luggage auctions, the other tackling rundown hotels.