Travel Channel Gifts Viewers With A Spooky December Schedule (Dec 16-29)

December 8, 2019

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The Travel Channel is gifting viewers with a spooky new lineup this December featuring premieres, new series, new episodes and more!





Demon hunter Tim Wood and his team investigate the darkest hauntings. The battle-tested crew employs unique scientific investigative methods and works closely with eyewitnesses to identify, communicate and confront the malevolent entities lurking in the shadows. Their ultimate goal is to better understand the evil intentions of these demonic and destructive forces. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “Get It Out” – Premieres Monday, December 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Demon hunter Tim Wood is called to a former hospital in Texas, where a powerful poltergeist is believed to travel between the abandoned site and the nearby town. He and his team employ a dangerous experiment to trap the entity on the grounds permanently.


Demon hunter Tim Wood and his team – Montana Jordan, Scott Dilalla and Patrick Langdon –

investigate Texas’ Yorktown Memorial Hospital in the premiere of “It Feels Evil”


“Dead on the Floor” – Premieres Monday, December 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Demon hunter Tim Wood is called to San Antonio, Texas, to expel an evil presence from a historic mansion. The case takes a dark turn when a strange doll found on the property reveals a spine-chilling premonition.



In 2017, Buzzfeed author and illustrator Adam Ellis captured the image of a ghost child in his New York City apartment. In a state of fear and confusion, he documented his haunting on social media under the hashtag #DearDavid. Fourteen million people feverishly followed his terrifying experience, yearning for answers behind the little boy who invaded Ellis’ life. Now, fueling both his fascination and his fear of the paranormal while simultaneously tapping into social media to explore every angle of his search, Ellis and friends Jen Lewis (researcher/documentarian) and Paul Bradford (ghost hunter and lead investigator) are on a mission to help others understand and escape their own nightmares in a new Travel Channel original series, “Trending Fear.”  In each episode, the trio will travel America, hoping to help people take back their lives after unexplainable encounters with the paranormal. [Hour-long episodes]



The team from “Trending Fear” – left to right: Paul Bradford, Adam Ellis, and Jen Lewis


              SERIES PREMIERE: “Evil Deliverance” – Premieres Friday, December 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

The team is in Franklinville, New Jersey, widely known among Jerseyites as a particularly haunted township. Cathy Allen’s home is right in the thick of the chaos. She has been yelled at and even pushed down the stairs, and now the hauntings are affecting her health and putting a strain on her marriage. After getting a direct message from Stephanie, Allen’s daughter, Ellis rounds up Bradford and Lewis. Arriving in Franklinville, the trio is thrown right into the mix when the spirit immediately makes his presence known, demanding they leave. But is it just the former homeowner who refuses to depart, or is something darker and more sinister at play?

             “Voodoo Vendetta” – Premieres Friday, December 27 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

The crew arrives in Oregon, after a desperate tweet from Summer Morgan. She fears her deceased grandmother – who lived in New Orleans and was heavily into voodoo – is haunting her.



The all-new series “Ghost Loop,” follows a team of highly specialized paranormal experts – paranormal investigator and medium Sean Austin, empath Kris Star, researcher and tech advisor Chris Califf, design specialist Eric Vitale and tech support Matt Lytle – who focus on the distinct type of haunting known as a “ghost loop.” This is when paranormal entities terrorize the living through endless and repetitive supernatural cycles, manifesting again and again in the same location. The team will attempt to break these cycles of trapped paranormal activity and restore peace to both the living and the dead by drawing out each spirit through re-created trigger environments. [Hour-long episodes]


SERIES PREMIERE: “Alarmed and Dangerous” – Premieres Friday, December 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team heads to Houston, where homeowner Becky is terrified by sounds of someone breaking into her home night after night – only to encounter an aggressive male entity that routinely attacks her. On their preliminary investigation, the group frighteningly gets “picked off” one by one: Kris gets sick, Matt is overwhelmed by a burning sensation on his body and Chris and Sean get into a conflict fueled by the angry spirit. Through their research, they discover that in 1921, a murder occurred in the home involving a young woman and her abusive boyfriend, whom she shot in self-defense. In order to stop the dangerous activity in Becky’s home, the team builds an environment that mimics the fateful night – and use Kris to elicit the spirit.


The team of experts behind Travel Channel’s new series “Ghost Loop”. Left to right: Eric Vitale, Sean Austin, Kris Star, Chris Califf, Matt Lytle



In the new series, “Lost in the Wild,” filmmaker and explorer J.J. Kelley and journalist Kinga Philipps are reinvestigating perplexing cases of adventures gone terribly wrong, where people have met mysterious ill-fated ends. Venturing into the perilous unknown in search of answers, the duo picks up where the official investigation has ended and set off on foot to follow the path they believe will lead them to answers. From trekking deep in the Amazon jungle in search of idealists looking for a lost city to climbing a treacherous mountain in Africa where dozens have vanished, the duo combines their wilderness and sleuthing skills to navigate their way toward the truth, testing their own limits to investigate missed clues and new evidence behind these baffling cases. [Hour-long episodes]         

SERIES PREMIERE: “Hike Into Hell” – Premieres Sunday, December 29 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

J.J. Kelley and Kinga Philipps journey deep into the Panamanian jungle to solve the mystery of what happened to Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, two young Dutch women who disappeared on a hiking trail in 2014. Braving torrential rains and impenetrable darkness, they venture off the map in search of answers—following in the women’s footsteps and matching their photos and phone records as they go. They find and attempt to cross the perilous cable bridge the Panamanian government says the women fell from and speak with the indigenous couple who discovered Lisanne’s backpack in a small local village. Finally, their investigation culminates in an exclusive, explosive interview with a forensic pathologist, and the evidence he shares blows the lid off the “official” story.


In the series premiere of “Lost in the Wild,” journalist Kinga Philipps and filmmaker/explorer J.J. Kelley interview a local witness before heading into the Panamanian jungle to find out what really happened to two Dutch hikers who mysteriously disappeared.





In “Expedition Bigfoot,” old legend meets new modern-day technology as an elite team of researchers use an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings, to pinpoint when and where to encounter this elusive beast. With these results and gadgetry at their disposal, the team – Bryce Johnson, Dr. Mireya Mayor, Russell Acord, Ronny LeBlanc and Ryan “RPG” Golembeske – now know the time and place to search for evidence of BigfootTheir three-week sojourn to an undisclosed, remote location in central Oregon may finally take one of the world’s greatest mysteries out of the pages of legend and lore and into reality. [Hour-long episodes]


“The Nest” – Premieres Sunday, December 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

With time running out on one of the most ambitious Bigfoot hunts in history, Bryce Johnson arranges for a new team member to join in the search. Russell Acord tracks the impact sounds of a massive animal after discovering what he believes is a structure that Bigfoot built and slept in. When Dr. Mireya Mayor and her new teammate hear the news, they race to the structure to take environmental DNA samples in hopes of proving Bigfoot is real, but at what cost?


“Red Eyes at Night” – Premieres Sunday, December 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

After discovering what is believed to be a Bigfoot nest in the expedition hot zone, Dr. Mireya Mayor and Ronny LeBlanc collect DNA samples before canvassing the surrounding area for additional evidence. To the north, Russell Acord tracks a strange creature before suffering from an unexplained illness. When Bryce Johnson learns that Bigfoot may truly be capable of rendering someone sick with subsonic sound frequencies, it seems like there is more to Russell’s illness than meets the eye.



Many white picket fence communities across America are gripped with tales of horror, mystery and intrigue that have lingered over these towns for centuries – dark forces haunting unassuming communities with stories of the undead, ghouls, monsters and things that go bump in the night. “Hometown Horror” delves into these quiet communities to examine what is behind these stories and myths and to shine a light on what may be lurking in the shadows of small-town America – such as the Pigman of Angola in New York, the hauntings of circus town Baraboo, Wisconsin, the bloodstained history of Perryville, Kentucky, and more. [Hour-long episodes]


“Cursed Dolls of Old Town Spring” – Premieres Monday, December 16 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

A quaint Texas town comes alive after dark with the sounds of giggling and pattering footsteps. Ghostly children run amok while demonic dolls attack their owners – but that’s just the beginning. The land itself smolders from an ancient curse.

“Satanic Swamp” – Premieres Monday, December 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

The village of Freetown, Massachusetts, sits next to a vast forest associated with unexplained events, bizarre accidents, and satanic cults. Many believe dark forces were released when the ancient guardians of the forest were displaced by settlers.



Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case with a brand-new season of Travel Channel’s hit series, “The Dead Files.” In every episode, DiSchiavi and Allan first investigate each case separately. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other. [Hour-long episodes]


“The Gateway” – Tuesday, December 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Wakefield, Massachusetts, where a young mother fears a gateway to the afterlife has brought unwanted guests into her grandmother’s home. With the activity getting worse by the day, it’s only a matter of time before someone is hurt.

“Puppet Master” – Tuesday, December 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Indianapolis, where a couple claims dark forces are wreaking havoc on their lives. They fear the house intends to kill them to prevent them from providing a safe and loving home to their two young granddaughters.



Hollywood is no stranger to stories of the unexplained being played out on the big screen. But behind the scenes, some celebrities experience encounters with the unknown that are all too real. In the new Travel Channel series, “Famously Afraid,” some of the biggest stars tell their terrifying, true tales of coming face-to-face with unexplained phenomena. A variety of superstars, from championship athletes to Emmy Award-winning actors, offer a front-row seat to the most horrifying and emotionally draining experiences of their lives. From haunted houses to real UFO sightings to demonic possessions and beyond, these stories show that even celebrities can get spooked. [Hour-long episodes]


“Jason Gedrick, Jillian Rose Reed and RJ Mitte” – Premieres Tuesday, December 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Actor Jason Gedrick makes a terrifying discovery in an apartment with a violent past, MTV star Jillian Rose Reed investigates a ghost in her family’s basement and Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte encounters powerful spirits in his beloved grandparents’ home.


Patti Stanger, John Melendez and Parker Stevenson” – Premieres Tuesday, December 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Millionaire matchmaker Patti Stanger has an extraterrestrial encounter in New Mexico, comedian John Melendez’s childhood is plagued by paranormal forces and actor Parker Stevenson receives wisdom from beyond the grave.



“Destination Fear” may be the most terrifying road trip ever attempted. Paranormal explorer and documentary filmmaker Dakota Laden – who has spent the last few years investigating the frightening unknown with the “Ghost Adventures” crew – is taking his sister, Chelsea Laden, and best friend, Tanner Wiseman, across the country in an RV to spend the night in the most haunted abandoned locations in America. Pursuing paranormal evidence, the team must first overcome fear itself. In each episode, the team travels to a different destination in the United States. The location remains a surprise to all but Dakota. Not knowing the haunted horrors that await them, it’s a road trip driven by suspense and fueled by excitement. The team explores each haunted location together, zoning in on areas of reported paranormal activity. But the luck of the draw determines where each one will sleep overnight – separated and alone. Armed with cameras and dread as their only companions, the team members will test the limits of their own fears in an effort to ultimately understand the paranormal. [Hour-long episodes]


“Fairfield County Infirmary” – Premieres Saturday, December 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team’s terrifying road trip takes them to a house of horrors in Lancaster, Ohio. When Dakota Laden tasks each member to explore the property all alone, cameraman Alex Schroder encounters something so evil it wouldn’t be believed if not caught on video.

SEASON FINALE: “Pennhurst State School” – Premieres Saturday, December 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team faces their biggest paranormal challenge yet when they roll up to an abandoned asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania. The hissing, violent entities within leave them wondering if they’ll ever return home from their terrifying road trip.


Chelsea Laden, Dakota Laden, Tanner Wiseman, and cameraman Alex Schroder face their biggest paranormal challenge yet – the abandoned Pennhurst State School in Pennsylvania



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