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Travel Channel Renews EXPEDITION UNKNOWN with Josh Gates

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With the successful sophomore season of “Expedition Unknown” featuring explorer Josh Gates in full swing, Travel Channel has greenlit the series for a third season to air later this year. Ratings for “Expedition Unknown,” currently premiering new episodes on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, are 143 percent above its time slot’s year-ago average for P25-54, with triple digit gains posted among W25-54 (+183 percent), M25-54 (+127 percent) and P18-49 (+142 percent). “Expedition Unknown” follows Gates, who also serves as an executive producer, as he journeys around the world in search of answers to some of the world’s most fascinating and iconic legends and stories.

“As one of the network’s highest-rated programs, ‘Expedition Unknown’ has shaped a strong and successful Wednesday night for Travel Channel,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming and production, Travel Channel. “Like Andrew Zimmern and Jack Maxwell, Josh Gates resonates with our fans – with over 5.4 million people tuning in each week to join him on his worldwide adventures. This season, we’re upping the ante with bold, ambitious adventures and mission-driven storytelling – you can’t help but get hooked.”

TRAVEL CHANNEL is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it’s around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 89 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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