Travel Channel Programming Highlights: December 3rd-16th

November 23, 2018

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This December new series and old favorites fill Travel Channel’s schedule and we happen to have the highlights for you including details on the premiere of the new series “Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox” making its debut on December 4th.





A self-described “seeker,” actress Megan Fox has an intrinsic thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity for ancient mysteries and cultures. Now, she’s taking an extraordinary journey across the globe to re-examine some of the world’s most enduring legends and lore in Travel Channel’s new series, “Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox.” Meeting with experts and archaeologists, and perusing through priceless texts and fascinating artifacts, Fox attempts to uncover answers about the age-old mysteries that still perplex scientists and archaeologists to this day. [Hour-long episodes]


SERIES PREMIERE: “Viking Women Warriors” – Premieres Tuesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Megan Fox journeys to Scandinavia and England to investigate a bold new hypothesis that powerful female warriors played a role in helping the Viking hordes become the most feared army of the time. From the earliest recorded invasions in 790 AD through the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the Vikings raided and pillaged from Scandinavia to England and Russia, as far east as Newfoundland and to the shores of North Africa. For centuries, it was widely believed that Viking men led the charge. But new archaeological findings are questioning these long-held beliefs, and Megan Fox is on a quest to find the truth about the elite Viking warriors.


“Stonehenge: The Healing Stones” – Premieres Tuesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Megan Fox travels to the United Kingdom to explore one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in the world – Stonehenge. She’ll investigate why our ancestors built this enigmatic monument and explore whether the stones possess supernatural powers. Was Stonehenge an ancient calendar, the world’s first “supercomputer” or a Stone Age hospital? Or perhaps it was all, or none, of the above?



FEAR THE WOODS (*U.S. Premiere)

Hiking along pretty tree-lined trails and camping in rustic, ramshackle conditions can be exactly what the doctor ordered, but sometimes the surrounding beauty serves as the perfect camouflage for who – or what – is lurking in the deep, dark woods. In “Fear the Woods,” these haunting and horrific tales of murder and mayhem in the great outdoors are brought to life through emotionally wrought first-person interviews and chilling re-creations. [Hour-long episodes]



SERIES U.S. PREMIERE: “Games Gone Wrong” – Premieres Sunday, December 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A group of friends are joined by something inhuman during a game of tag, a round of hide-and-seek is interrupted by the arrival of a whistling entity and a boy’s excursion to his fort ends up in a confrontation with a deadly foe.



“Hunting for Trouble” – Premieres Sunday, December 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A man is pursued by a ghostly lantern and more after he yells out in ridicule during a paranormal investigation. A group of friends discovers evil is very real and not in a joking mood after they clown around in an old graveyard.






As one of the world’s most well-traveled food explorers, Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern is an expert on all the best things to eat in a city. In “The Zimmern List,” he is sharing his personal recommendations on the food and places to eat that he most loves.In each of the half-hour episodes, Zimmern literally serves as the viewer’s guide to each town he visits. While immersed in the unique food culture, he reveals some of his favorite eating experiences. [Half-hour episodes]


“Birmingham” – Premieres Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m. ET/PT

Andrew Zimmern travels to Birmingham, Alabama, home to one of the fastest growing food scenes in America. From the state’s signature barbecue to innovative takes on Southern cuisine, he gets a taste of what makes the Magic City so unique.


“Miami” – Premieres Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT

Andrew Zimmern travels to Miami, where the food scene fuses new ideas with old classics. From sizzling Cuban dishes to Peruvian bites with a glitzy Miami twist, Zimmern immerses himself in the bold and mouthwatering flavors of Latin America.





Wildlife expert Casey Anderson is not afraid to get dangerously close to the largest and fiercest creatures on the planet. In Travel Channel’s new series “Monster Encounters,” his mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they defy belief. Employing the latest technologies and his lifetime of wildlife experience, Anderson travels to remote corners of the earth in search of elusive creatures. Throughout each episode, he leaves no stone unturned, collecting clues and connecting the dots until he gets up-close and personal with the beasts he seeks. [Hour-long episodes]


“Elephants Run Amok” – Premieres Tuesday, December 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Wildlife expert Casey Anderson heads to Mozambique to track down a rogue elephant that’s been terrorizing villagers. He meets with an elephant behavior expert to determine what’s behind the animal’s rage and uncovers a vital clue to identifying the aggressive bull.

SEASON FINALE: “Mega Sloth” – Premieres Tuesday, December 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Wildlife expert Casey Anderson travels to Bolivia to investigate sightings of a giant mammal that resembles the long-extinct ground sloth. If the animal has somehow escaped extinction and is now emerging from the Amazon basin, the locals may have much to fear.


Host Don Wildman digs into the world’s greatest institutions to unearth extraordinary relics that reveal incredible secrets from the past. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting re-creations, “Mysteries at the Museum” illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history’s most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. [Hour-long episodes]



“Spacecraft Heist, A Brush with Anthrax, Lift Like an Egyptian” – Premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman investigates a CIA mission to steal a Soviet spacecraft, a battle in the trenches with a deadly microbe and the amazing solution to an ancient Egyptian riddle.


“Saving Private Lynch, Gulf Breeze UFO, I Would Walk 5,000 Miles” – Premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman showcases the death-defying tale of a brave American soldier, the real story behind a mysterious UFO sighting and a young man’s epic quest to win his true love’s hand in marriage.

“Valentino’s Cursed Ring, Floating Felon, Ghost Girls” – Premieres Wednesday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Host Don Wildman examines an estate sale catalog linked to doomed movie star Rudolph Valentino, a police report that recalls one of America’s most brazen bank heists and a radium-painted pocket watch that was responsible for a string of mysterious deaths.

“Woolly Mystery, Snow Spirit, Killer Cola” – Premieres Wednesday, December 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Host Don Wildman examines a sheep skull much like the remains of creatures killed in a mysterious plague, a golden medal featuring a man of science who had an unexplained encounter from beyond the grave and a small sample of Thallium – a deadly substance that was used in a bizarre murder.



In each episode of “Ghost Adventures,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. [Hour-long episodes]


New Episode – Premieres Saturday, December 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD



America’s leading ghost hunters and mediums recount their most riveting supernatural experiences through gripping interviews, powerful re-creations, and real audio and visual recordings of the events. [Hour-long episodes]


“Haunted Hospital” – Premieres Sunday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A husband-and-wife team discovers something sinister lurking in an old factory, a teenage girl and her mother are tormented by a menacing entity in their own home and abusive spirits terrorize two sisters in an abandoned hospital.

“Echos from the Past” – Premieres Sunday, December 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

An investigator watches in horror as one of his team suffers a terrifying paranormal attack, all hell breaks loose when a team of ghost hunters stays the night in a haunted hotel and an aggressive entity torments a teenage boy and his mother.

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