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    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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    Food Network
    Guy Fieri, former winner of 'The Next Food Network Star 2,' is the host of this new show from the Food Network. Join Guy along with the Food Network as he travels the country in his 1967 Chevy Camaro, cruising around for the best examples of retro dining the US has to offer.moreless
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    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

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    Travel Channel
    Andrew Zimmern wanders the globe searching for strange and unusual delicacies. In each destination, Andrew samples the native culinary delights. However, he doesn't go in for the normal foods that tourists would be drawn to. Instead, he goes after the strangest foods that the location has to offer. He explains the taste, texture and history of all the foods he tastes. Destinations include: U.S. gulf coast, Morocco, Spain, Scotland, and the Philippines.

    Bizarre Foods is a product of Tremendous! Entertainment and the Travel Channel.moreless
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    Survivorman

    Survivorman

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    OLN
    Survivorman follows outdoor enthusiast and survival expert Les Stroud as he is abandoned for a week in a remote location with little supplies (The supplies he is given to use depend on the scenario he is playing out. Sometimes he will play the sceneario of a stranded scuba diver on an island and other he will play a broken down car in the middle of the desert. However, he always carries his Leatherman Multi-Tool and his trusty harmonica.) While stranded in the middle of nowhere Les must document his experience by himself using 50 pounds of cameras and equipment that ranges from tripods, body strap stands, to film all the way to the cameras and the cases that hold them. Each new location presents a new set of obstacles for Les with such diverse climates as the dense, humid Costa Rican Rainforest all the way to the dry, arid environment of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. No matter where he goes he is always alone, always in danger, and always Survivorman. The series originally ended in 2008. But in the summer of 2012, Les Stroud returned with all-new survival challenges, on a desert island in Mexico and in the cold mountains of Norway.moreless
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    American Pickers

    American Pickers

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    The History Channel
    This show looks into the world of antique and collectible hunters who make an adventure out of traveling across America to find the rarest items.
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    Dinner: Impossible

    Dinner: Impossible

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    Food Network (ended 2010)
    With extraordinary skill and delicious results, Chef Robert Irvine delivers remarkable menus for either small groups or big crowds every week in spite of tremendous obstacles. In each mission, Chef Irvine is faced with culinary challenges that are unique to Dinner: Impossible in which he must overcome time restrictions, weather, personnel shortages, and interesting hurdles characteristic to the show, and creates a real risk that he may not complete his challenge.

    Broadcast History:

    Seasons 1-4 Master Chef Robert Irvine is presented with an unusual culinary challenge each week. Will he be able to come up with an authentic 18th century meal? Will he be able to create a rich culinary experience for 150 passengers on a luxury train? Watch one of the most respected and talented chefs in the world works with his two sous chefs, George and George, as he overcomes obstacles and delivers a culinary masterpiece.

    Broadcast Time: 10 p.m. Wednesdays E/P (Seasons 1-3 half-hour, Season 4 one hour)

    Season 5 Iron Chef and Restaurateur Michael Symon (Lola and Lolita in Cleveland, Ohio) takes on brand new challenges in season five, along with his sous chefs, Tim and Greg. Watch as this Culinary Institute of America graduate is challenged with missions most chefs would run from screaming, and enjoy the new rebel attitude as Michael and his Harley ride into each impossible dinner challenge.

    Broadcast Time: 10 p.m. Wednesdays E/P (half-hour)

    Seasons 6-8 Chef Robert Irvine returns to the show and is met with harder challenges and even more difficult venues for his trouble. These seasons included trips to the X Games, a roulette wheel that determined the number of diners, cooking for television casts and football teams, a fundraiser, and many more. Through it all, Irvine tried to maintain his cool and give everyone the culinary event of their lives.

    Broadcast Time: 10 p.m. Wednesdays E/P (one hour)

    Program Notes Robert Irvine was released after resumé discrepancies were exposed by Florida's St. Petersburg Times on February 17, 2008. He had taped three of the 13 one-hour episodes that had been ordered, which were burned off during the summer of 2008. The Food Network hired a new host, Michael Symon, and ordered 10 half-hour episodes that aired near the end of the summer 2008, although early press claimed these episodes would be one hour in length.

    Dinner: Impossible with Chef Symon at the helm took a slightly different tone, which illustrated the differences between a restaurateur caterer and an event chef. Fewer dishes were produced in each episode, and Michael's laid-back attitude was poles apart from Robert's highly charged delivery. On November 20, 2008, 15 days after Symon's fifth episode, The Food Network quietly released a written statement that Robert Irvine would return the following March with six one-hour episodes, although the date was pushed to April 2009. In a Cleveland.com interview on November 21, 2008, Simon indicated he knew when he accepted the job that it was almost certain that it would be for one season, but his contract prevented him from discussing it until after the announcement.moreless
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    House Hunters International

    House Hunters International

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    HGTV
    This popular spinoff of House Hunters follows people looking to buy homes outside of the United States.
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    $40 a Day

    $40 a Day

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    Food Network (ended 2005)
    $40 a Day is a fun, family-oriented food & travel show hosted by Rachael Ray. Rachael packs her bags & hits the road in search of the most delicious, international food experiences- all on a budget of $40 a Day. She travels to different cities & towns throughout America & Europe in search of exceptional food at affordable prices. The mission is to satisfy her hunger for tasty snacks & hearty meals while staying within her budget limitations. Her challenge is to eat the best three meals & a snack that she can on her budget. Watching her budget means Rachael dines everywhere from crab shacks & pubs to five star restaurants, sampling the best, most authentic food at every stop. With each step, Rachael offers practical tips on how to enjoy gourmet fare without blowing the budget. Along the way, Rachael enjoys local culture & happenings of whatever city she is exploring.

    All episode descriptions are used from Food Network with their permission.

    Rachael Ray is also the host of Food Network's 30 Minute Meals, Inside Dish, & Rachael Ray's Tasty Travelsmoreless
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    Chopped

    Chopped

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    Food Network
    Hosted by Ted Allen, Chopped challenges four promising chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. In each episode, four chefs compete. The show is divided into three rounds; in each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between three and five unrelated ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must contain all of these ingredients. The competitors are also given access to a pantry and refrigerator, which is stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients. Each round is times, and the chefs must cook their dishes and plate them before the time elapses.
    After each round, a rotating round of culinary judges critique the dishes based on presentation, taste and creativity. The judges then decide which chef is "chopped," and that chef is eliminated from the competition. By the Dessert round, only two chefs remain. When deciding the winner, the judges consider not only the dessert course, but the entire meal presented by each chef as a whole. The winner of the competition receives prize money, usually in the amount of $10,000.moreless
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    Locked Up Abroad

    Locked Up Abroad

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    National Geographic
    Vacations don't always live up to our lofty expectations, and for some they turn into the worst nightmares imaginable. This National Geographic program focuses on true stories of travelers in trouble in other countries.moreless
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    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

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    CNN
    Get a taste for the unexpected! Join the Emmy Award winning Anthony Bourdain as he takes incredible adventures to extraordinary locations. The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming - Myanmar, Outstanding Informational Series or Special, Outstanding Informational Series or Special and Outstanding Informational Series or Special.moreless
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    Globe Trekker

    Globe Trekker

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    PBS
    Globe Trekker takes to on journeys to countries from every continent around the globe. Each unforgettable destination is hosted by one of the Globe Trekker team members, who dare to try or eat anything new. Join veteran Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick and their teammates on their journeys by tuning in your local PBS channels. The show was launched in U.S. through partnership with the PBS Network in 2002. Season 1 - 39 episodes (March 31 2002 - December 2002) Season 2 - 38 episodes(April 2003 - December 2003) Season 3 - 30 episodes (April 4 2004 - March 2005) Season 4 - 30 episodes (April 3 2005 - March 2006) Season 5 - 30 episodes (April 2 2006 - March 2007) The show has also shown on Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel. * This show was known outside of U.S. as "Lonely Planet." The show was started in mid-90's and was first marketed in the U.S. in 2002 as "Globe Trekker." ** Please note that your local PBS aired date may be different.moreless
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    City Confidential

    City Confidential

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    A&E (ended 2005)
    Tour the city; meet the people; hear the stories; feel the impact. Every city has a tale to tell--stories that uniquely reflect its essence. Each week CITY CONFIDENTIAL® goes deep into the heart of a city, no matter how small or large, and explores in-depth, the mysterious, the bizarre, funny and human elements inherent in each region. CITY CONFIDENTIAL® reveals fascinating characters, places and stories that are anything but ordinary. With its lush cinematography, and its insightful interviews and reporting, CITY CONFIDENTIAL® gets to the heart of the story. Oscar-nominated Paul Winfield's exceptional narration adds a distinct element that gives viewers a profile of the rich history that exists behind, and beneath, every city. This is a true-life documentary series with an attitude.moreless
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    Dual Survival

    Dual Survival

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    Discovery Channel
    Imagine being thrown into the wilderness, do you think you could survive? Experts think that having basic survival skills such as finding food, shelter, water and finding help are important. Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin take on surviving through some of the hardest conditions, proving that having the right skills and thinking out of the box can save you.moreless
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    An Idiot Abroad

    An Idiot Abroad

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    Sky1
    On a podcast, Karl Pilkington admitted that he doesn't see the fuss about the Seven Wonders of the World, despite never going to see even one of them. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant respond by sending him around the world to experience the Wonders for himself. An Idiot Abroad, filmed in high definition, is the documentary travelogue series that covers Pilkington's journey as he visits landmarks like the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. An Idiot Abroad originally aired in the UK on Sky One before being picked up by the Science Channel in the U.S. in 2011.moreless
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    Rick Steves' Europe

    Rick Steves' Europe

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    PBS
    Rick Steves is your perfect travel partner, guiding you through his favorite European cities, villages and off-the-beaten-path destinations in this popular public television series.
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    Long Way Round

    Long Way Round

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    Sky1 (ended 2004)
    2 Men... 2 Bikes... 20,000 Miles... Having set off from London in April 2004, Ewan and Charley travelled through some of the most beautiful, but often dangerous, terrain the world has to offer. Crossing over into mainland Europe, they travelled through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada and three months later they arrived at their final destination, New York City USA! Ewan and Charley had to survive in minus temperatures, ride their bikes cross country where it was so remote there were no roads, and protect themselves from wild animals. However, they also saw many beautiful sights that most of us only dream of, interacted with interesting people from many different cultures, and got involved in activities along the way that really gave them an insight into these remote regions of the world.moreless
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    Man v. Food

    Man v. Food

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    Travel Channel
    Foodie Adam Richman sets out on mission to sample the country's best culinary treats. Richman will visit the not-to-missed restaurants in a number of cities all across the U.S.
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    Engineering An Empire

    Engineering An Empire

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    The History Channel
    In an era long passed, mighty empires were forged from nothing and rose to the heights of power. Join host Peter Weller, an actor and a professor at Syracuse University as he travels the world to show the engineering feats that gave rise to some of the greatest civilizations known to man. From Rome to the Pharaohs' Egypt, from Greece to Carthage, from the Aztecs to the Maya and more, this new program from the History Channel uses computer graphics to explore the architectural, political and cultural glory of the world's greatest empires.moreless
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    Hotel Impossible

    Hotel Impossible

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    Travel Channel
    Hotel Impossible is the Travel Channel reality series which follows the work of Anthony Melchiorri, a hotel "fixer". Anthony is highly sought after by struggling hotels, who hire him to quickly turn around their business. Whether its fierce competition from nearby hotels, a bad review online, or outdated and dingy accommodations, there's nothing Anthony and his no-nonsense approach can handle.moreless
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    Food Paradise

    Food Paradise

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    Travel Channel
    Food Paradise is a culinary documentary TV show developed by the Travel Channel that takes viewers all over America, from New York, New York to Urbandale, Iowa to Burbank, California, in an effort to present all that viewers can stomach of the many varieties of foods and the restaurants that specialize in them. Food Paradise follows a theme, often focusing on the best breakfast, pizza, steak, or even the best all you can eat paradises, and goes everywhere and anywhere to share the best of the best. Narrator Mason Pettit does his best to give all those mouthwatering locations their due, whether they specialize in all things seafood like Boston, Massachusetts's Union Oyster House, which is also one of the oldest restaurants in the United States, pizzas like Studio City, California's Caioti Pizza CafŽ where it is not just a pizza but a work of art, or where diners got their start in Pawtucket, Rhode Island's Modern Diner. Food Paradise is a walk in all the delicacies your stomach and eyes can handle in one sitting.moreless
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