Adam Richman Secret Eats Cape Town
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Adam Richman talks Secret Eats, savvy travel and why the play’s the thing

Adam Richman amassed an international legion of fans thanks to a spate of food-centric Travel Channel series that made the most of his warmth, wit and willingness to try anything once if it looked semi-tasty. And though his current outing Secret Eats — he’s the star and producer — sees the former Man Vs. Food favorite traveling the globe in search of cultural adventures and authentic noshes, Richman offers me a list of other irons in his fire. “I had produced this play called Stalking the Bogeyman in New York, and we were nominated for an Outer Critics Circle award for best American play,” […]

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Food TV

Adam Richman series Man Finds Food postponed by Travel Channel

In the wake of perennial Travel Channel favorite Adam Richman’s controversial online exchanges with a few detractors, the network has pulled his newest series Man Finds Food — which was to premiere tonight — from its schedule. Though the announcement did not specifically state the reason for its decision, Richman’s recent, shockingly vitriolic adventures in social media with several people who challenged his use of the term “thinspiration” in interviews and  Instagram posts about his recent 70-plus pound weight loss are presumed to be to blame. Richman has since apologized for his comments and made his personal Instragram account private. The network has not said […]

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Documentary

Don Wildman talks a new season of Monumental Mysteries on Travel Channel

Before I can even ask him a single question, Travel Channel’s intrepid Monumental Mysteries host Don Wildman quizzes me about my current location. When I tell him Milwaukee, he offers up a fascinating story about the underground caverns throughout the Midwest that German immigrants used to age and cool the first icy, refreshing pilsner beer Americans had ever quaffed. A fast trip to Google afterward reveals he’s spot-on. The Miller Brewing Co. in my hometown sports 160-year-old, man-made caves some 60 feet below ground. That’s just the kind of guy Wildman — the son of a history teacher dad and […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Fall 2013 Lifestyle: New fall shows on Food Network, Travel, DIY & more

Here’s a preview of some of the Fall 2013 new lifestyle programming options that include new fall shows on Food Network, Travel, DIY and more. (All times Eastern/Pacific unless noted.) Surviving Evil (pictured above) Investigation Discovery Premieres: Aug. 28 Airs: Wednesdays at 10pm What’s It All About? This 10-episode series features survivors of horrific crimes — including the series’ host, Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Charisma Carpenter, who, along with two friends, was attacked by a serial rapist in 1991 — recounting their stories with the help of news clips and re-creations. “The fact that Charisma has personally lived through […]

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Adam Richman examines the art of the tailgate party in Travel Channel’s “Fandemonium”

He’s hunted down America’s most gut-busting food challenges, sought its best sandwiches — and now Adam Richman is ready to party. For his newest series, Adam Richman’s Fandemonium, the popular Travel Channel host crisscrosses the nation, immersing himself in its most unique tailgate bashes — those time-honored, uniquely American parking-lot parties that are often as much an event as the events they precede. “There’s a very special magic to being a fan, to being part of something larger than yourself,” Richman says of the idea behind the show. “And especially in this economy, for a family, for anyone, to spend […]

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Lifestyle

“Monumental Mysteries” host Don Wildman talks about new Travel Channel series

Monumental Mysteries Thursday, May 9 Travel Channel, 9pm ET Don Wildman is at it again. The adventurous gadabout who has hosted Off Limits and Mysteries at the Museum is back on Travel Channel with Monumental Mysteries, which explores well-known American monuments and the conspiracy theories that have sprung up around them. For instance, where does the phrase “if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you” come from? Or is it possible that the origins of Bram Stoker’s vampire masterpiece Dracula stem from a New England murder case? You’ll find out this and more in this engrossing series. […]

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Family

Rock My RV with Bret Michaels on Travel Channel: Bret gives us the details

Poison frontman Bret Michaels says he’s logged over 3 million miles in a host of rolling homes — from the cozy Winnebagos of his Butler, Pa., youth to the most luxurious Prevost tour buses when he grew up to be a rock star. In fact, the open-road lifestyle is so much a part of Michaels’ DNA that if you hope to get an offstage glimpse at him when he tours your town, don’t look in the lobbies of luxury inns. “When all my other bandmates stay at hotels on our days off, I actually stay [on the bus] at the […]

Food TV

Channel Guide interviews Mikey Roe of Travel Channel’s Feed The Beast

Feed the Beast star Mikey Roe is the Adam Richman of the late-night crowd — and he’s perfectly cool with you saying so. The affable, grungy-cool Roe credits his Travel Channel colleague for opening the door for regular guys like him to bring his passion for food (and a grand old time) to TV. “When Man vs. Food came out, that really helped pave the way for a guy like me, who’s not a chef — but I cook four nights a week for myself, I love food and have always been into it, and I know great places,” says […]

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Lifestyle

“Hotel Impossible” revisits some old haunts on “After Anthony” special

Things you expect from a show about a guy who goes in full throttle to fix failing hotels: Scenes of dirty rooms, bad service and hopeless business practices followed by wondrous makeovers. What you don’t expect is to get choked up. But that happened to Anthony Melchiorri every time he went to some far-flung location to shoot an episode of his Travel Channel series Hotel Impossible, currently in its second season. The straight-talking New Yorker gets caught up in the personal stories of the hotel owners he meets, many of whom open their hearts to him and are clearly desperate […]

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Documentary

“Airport 24/7: Miami” touches down on Travel Channel

Anybody who travels with any frequency knows the routine. You’re in the line to get searched by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You take off your coat, your shoes and maybe your belt as well, put it all into tubs and shove it on through to the X-ray machine. And if you’re like most people, you get through with a minimum of hassle. You don’t mess with those TSA people, because they have a serious job to do, and you have a plane to catch. Most of us are aware of how serious the TSA’s job is, and even though […]