TRAVEL CHANNEL December 2014 Programming Alerts

by on December 2, 2014

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The Travel Channel

The Travel Channel has some cool stuff coming to their viewers for this Christmas 2014 holiday season. First to chat about are the December specials themselves while later in this list are the recurring shows listing.

All info via press release, and do double check your local listings to make sure what you think you want is airing when you think it is!

Dead Files Revisited

Each special “Dead Files Revisited” episode follows retired NYPD Homicide Detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan as they look back on previous investigations of “The Dead Files,” 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 work to help restore peace to distressed clients experiencing terrifying, unexplained paranormal activity.

Saturday, December 6
10:00 p.m.
“Plagued & Lethal Waters”

Saturday, December 13
10:00 p.m.
“Dead End & Summoning Souls”

Saturday, December 20
10:00 p.m.
“Forever Scarred & Invaded”

Saturday, December 27
10:00 p.m.
“Master of the Damned & Ghosts of Deadwood”

PENN JILLETTE’S STREET CRED

One-Hour Special Premieres Wednesday, December 3 at 9:00 p.m.
“Penn Jillette’s Street Cred” is a hidden camera talent show unlike any other! This one-hour special searches America for the best street performers, only the contestants didn’t sign up for anything and have no idea they’re even on TV! As a former street performer himself, comedian and magician Penn Jillette travels the country with his team of undercover experts to find and reward the best street performer with a $10,000 tip.

ONLY HAPPENS IN…

Back-to-Back One-Hour Specials Continue Sunday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
“Only Happens In…” takes viewers on a crazy and visual ride around the globe to discover the places, people and events that are so unique, they can only be experienced side-by-side with the locals.

Sunday, December 7
9:00 p.m.
“Only Happens In: Russia”

Sunday, December 7
10:00 p.m.
“Only Happens In: Dubai”

(If you like seeing crazy rich and famous haunts and hangouts, I think the Dubai episode should be pretty interesting.)

CHRISTMASTOWN, U.S.A

Half-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
“Christmastown, U.S.A.” combs America to find the jolliest, holiday-theme-named towns where Christmas is celebrated 365 days a year.

MORE CHRISTMASTOWN, U.S.A

Half-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.

TRIP FLIP “HOBBIT” (wt)

One-Hour Special Episode Premieres Sunday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Professional fun-seeker and travel enthusiast Bert Kreischer will try just about anything – and he’s looking for adventuresome travelers to join him as his guests! In this special episode of “Trip Flip,” Kreischer heads to San Diego’s ComiCon searching for J.R.R. Tolkien uber-fans to surprise with the ultimate New Zealand adventure in the real Middle Earth.

SPY WORLD

Back-to-Back One-Hour Specials Premiere Sunday, December 21 at 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
From the formerly classified case files of the CIA, FBI and international spy agencies comes a thrilling ride through the covert world of intelligence. “Spy World” reconstructs the famous and the forgotten spy stories from World War II and Cold War Moscow to the back streets of Beirut, Lebanon and the glitzy clubs of New York City.

Sunday, December 21
9:00 p.m.
“Russian Seduction, Moscow Rules, Operation Goldenrod”

Sunday, December 21
10:00 p.m.
“America’s Super Spy, Operation Mincemeat, Operation Moses”

Sunday, December 28
9:00 p.m.
“Hunting Hezbollah’s Phantom, Nazis in New York, Mole in a Blanket”

(I always love seeing some of the older tech and techniques from the classic days of espionage. It seems so quaint, and yet, for then, was the leading edge tech. You have to wonder as you think you know what’s leading edge today, what really is.)

ONGOING SERIES New Episodes

BIZARRE FOODS with ANDREW ZIMMERN

New Episodes: Mondays at 9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 15
9:00 p.m.
“Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds”

BOOZE TRAVELER

New Episodes: Mondays at 10:00 p.m.

Monday, December 8
10:00 p.m.
“Spain: Mixed, Not Blended”

Monday, December 15
10:00 p.m.
“Austria is Good For You”

Monday, December 22
10:00 p.m.
“Iceland’s Warm Fire”

Monday, December 29
10:00 p.m.
“Mongolian Road Trip”

HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE – Season Five

New Episodes: Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9
9:00 p.m.
“Packing Heat”

Tuesday, December 16
9:00 p.m.
“Ocean Crest Resort” (wt)

Tuesday, December 30
9:00 p.m.
“CitiGarden Hotel” (wt)

MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM – Season Seven

New Episodes: Fridays at 9:00 p.m.

Friday, December 5
9:00 p.m.
“Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy’s Revenge”

Friday, December 12
9:00 p.m.
“The Kiss that Saved a Million Lives, Heist of the Century, Lorenzo’s Oil”

Friday, December 19
9:00 p.m.
“Porcelain Twins, The Warden’s Wife, Lost City of Atlantis”

Friday, December 26
9:00 p.m.
SEASON FINALE “Dial M for Missing, $7 Renoir, Secret in the Attic”

And these were the notable news bits for the Travel Chamnnel during the 2014 December Christmas season programming.

Have a good one!

(Psst:  “wt” is industry lingo for working title.)

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