Dick Van Dyke's monster mash, Travel Channel October 22-28 previews
By April MacIntyre Oct 9, 2012, 16:12 GMT
Dick Van Dyke - 10th Annual Backstage at the Geffen - Arrivals - Geffen Theater - Los Angeles, CA, USA © richard shotwell / PR Photos
Tune in alert for the Travel Channel, as actor Dick Van Dyke appears on “Making Monsters."
The line up for the end of October
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS – THE FINAL TOUR
SPECIAL NEW EPISODE: Monday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
In this special episode, we revisit some of Anthony Bourdain’s most unforgettable moments, including his experience at a Haitian cemetery on the Day of the Dead, a humorously horrific Halloween party in Transylvania with Zamir and a trip to Iraq covered in body armor, prepped for minefields and death.
Series Synopsis: Expect the unexpected from the final season of the Emmy award-winning series, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour.” Throughout the weekly one-hour series, Anthony Bourdain takes viewers to all-new locations, all over the world, which surprise him and defy his expectations – for better or for worse. He visits some locations for the first time and continues to try new things that sometimes challenge his better judgment. Locations include Austin, Sydney, Brooklyn, Burgundy and more.
AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI
NEW EPISODE: Tuesday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Law enforcement and MIA staffers ratchet up security for Air Force One's arrival to MIA. No one is certain when the President will arrive, but when he does the airfield goes into a complete lockdown. That means no flights can depart and no flights can land - everything comes to a complete standstill. Security K-9s are sniffing for explosives while snipers are positioned on the airfield.
Secret Service, MDPD, CBP, TSA, FBI and MIA Security are all in position and ready to take action to ensure the President's safe arrival. Meanwhile, a swarm of bees infiltrates a gate, halting planes from moving in the area - including the soon-to-arrive Air Force One.
A bee handler is called in and suits up to carefully vacuum up the bees. Later, a car crashes into the canal leaving the driver shaken and the vehicle totaled. At the same time, tensions are running high when five passengers scheduled to catch an international flight are stuck in an elevator.
Amid the chaos, a new airline, Interjet, is scheduled to take their inaugural flight but the President's arrival causes concern that they may not be able to depart. Celebrities, executives and press are all ready to board the opening flight when word comes that a lockdown is imminent. A delay on Interjet will be an embarrassment to MIA and bad for business. Will they make it?
Series Synopsis: “Airport 24/7: Miami” is an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of Miami International Airport, told through larger-than-life characters whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running around the clock. MIA is considered a Category X airport, a prime target for a terrorist attack. With nearly 40 million passengers a year it's an airport the size of a small city. Something is always going to happen. Fuel fires, smuggling rings, medical emergencies, sting operations, aircraft malfunctions and much more. Think you know life in an airport? You haven't seen anything yet!
NEW EPISODE: Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Jordan Hembrough travels to Tennessee to replenish his inventory. Hembrough first visits a Tennessean who is clearing out his attic where all his childhood toys still live. He hits a homerun with a Star Wars Dagobah play set, a talking Knight Rider car and a few Evel Knievel play sets.
On a toy-buying high, Hembrough drives to Knoxville, and as he gets closer to the city, Julia calls him with some exciting news: there’s a vintage buff on the way that has a barn full of antiques including some classic toys. Hembrough uncovers a Marvel the Mustang rocking horse, a gun of Navarone Green Army Men play set, and some original 1964 G.I. Joe action figures – including a rare character in great shape.
Hembrough then moves onto a moving sale, where he finds Flash Gordon action figures, the Haunted House board game, and a collection of Matt Mason astronaut toys from Mattel that send Hembrough soaring into outer space. But if this toy hunter isn’t careful, these vintage valuables may put a strain on his travel budget. How much could these figures really be worth?
Series Synopsis: “Toy Hunter” follows toy and collectibles expert and dealer Jordan Hembrough as he scours the country for hidden treasures to sell to his buyers around the world. In each episode, he travels from city to city, strategically maneuvering around reluctant sellers, abating budgets, and avoiding unforeseen roadblocks.
With his sights on the holy grail of toys and pop culture collectibles, we’ll follow along with Hembrough as he digs through thousands of toy stashes, looking to turn people’s old trash into cold cash. As each flip brings him one step closer to his goal of becoming the ultimate collector, the stakes become higher, the hagglers push harder, and the payoffs are greater than ever before. For this toy hunter, poking through cramped attics and rummaging around dirty garages to score rare vintage items is all in a day’s work!
NEW EPISODE: Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
The episode features the best ‘wurst, bangers, patties and links across the country, including rattlesnake tube steak in southern California, long smokeys in Texas and a heaping helping of Germany in Milwaukee.
Series Synopsis: We're serving up hefty plates of the country's tastiest, most mouth-watering, and decadent meals. We're talking lip-smacking pizza, tasty deli entrees, boatloads of bacon, fresh seafood and finger-licking deep fried dishes – and that's only the beginning. Fantastic food is more important to many travelers than museums, hotels and souvenirs, and we've compiled all the must-see spots across the country to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. So bring your appetite and your stretchy pants as we dive into a healthy portion of “Food Paradise!”
NEW EPISODE: Friday, October 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin travel to Cripple Creek – a historic mining town at the base of Pike’s Peak in Colorado – to search for the presence of a spirit named Maggie inside the Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel. In the eleventh hour, the group unexpectedly receives a call about a local couple tormented by an evil presence in their home, and they drop everything to help. When tragedy strikes the team, the guys call for back-up to help with the two-part lockdown.
Series Synopsis: The "Ghost Adventures" crew – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio interviews eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they later confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. Then they review and analyze their findings with some the most-respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field. New locations in season seven include the Central Unit Prison in Sugar Lands, TX; the Point Sur Lighthouse in Point Sur, CA; the Black Moon Manor in Greenfield, IN; the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN; and the Excalibur Nightclub in Chicago, among others.
THE DEAD FILES: DEAD FILES REVISITED
SPECIAL NEW EPISODE: Friday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan reveal new information about previous investigations of paranormal activity at a community theater in Vancouver, Washington and a haunted restaurant in Asbury Park, New Jersey. In Washington, we’ll find out if the quaint Slocum House theater still causes a threat to the staff and children who visit. In New Jersey, we’ll see if the fraught restaurant owner is still dealing with a demonic presence in the basement.
Series Synopsis: The second season of “The Dead Files” continues with special “Dead Files Revisited” episodes. Each hour-long episode follows retired NYPD Homicide Detective Steve DiSchiavi and medium Amy Allan as they look back on previous investigations, revealing additional information from each experience and following up with the clients to see what’s happened since they left.
In “The Dead Files,” DiSchiavi and Allan travel to cities and towns throughout America to help solve the unexplained disturbances and phenomena in each location. The pair explores every case from their specific areas of expertise, keeping their methods and findings hidden from each other. They join together only at the end to compare notes and reveal the shocking results to the client in the compelling, undeniable and often terrifying conclusion.
SEASON FINALE: Sunday, October 28 with two back-to-back episodes at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
In the first hour (airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT), the Distortions crew receives a call from Hollywood actor and Halloween fanatic, Dick Van Dyke, who wants a special creation made for his home haunt.
Although their standard of metal armatures and clay sculptures has made some impressive monsters, when Van Dyke orders a 12-foot monster for his Malibu, CA home, the team must turn to newer, faster and lighter technology to get the piece made - and made perfectly.
Meanwhile, Jordu sculpts a tricky mascot and makes an exciting discovery. In the season finale (airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), Distortions takes on their biggest challenge yet: an enormous skeleton that takes haunters "to their deaths" in an underground attraction for Baltimore’s Creepywoods Haunted Forest that’s unlike anything they've ever built. Then, their biggest client, Morris Costumes, needs a 2012 Bigfoot - and Ed is just the one to make it.
Series Synopsis: “Making Monsters” is a fascinating look at Ed Edmunds and his Distortions staff of scary animatronics and frightronics experts. From movie sets to haunted houses, Edmunds and his crew can build any kind of creature their clients dream up.
NEW EPISODE: Sunday, October 28 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
Two unsuspecting travelers go on the ride of their lives. First, Jennifer witnesses flashing lights at the site of Canada's famous UFO sighting. Then, Bambi experiences paranormal drama in an abandoned Opera House in Derby, CT.
Series Synopsis: “Destination Fear” takes us to locations famous for awe-inspiring stories, often involving supernatural elements synonymous with excitement and mystery. Episodes will be based on actual ghost stories, cryptozoology, and other fantastic events strongly associated with specific sites. In each show, a skeptic or ‘mark’ has been chosen to embark on a journey that will challenge their cynicism when they arrive at Destination Fear! With the help of a close friend or family member ‘accomplice,’ the Destination Fear team puts the ‘mark’ through a series of meticulously staged events to bring these tales to life. Finally, when the ‘mark’ is scared out of their wits enough to doubt all their pre-conceptions and beliefs, they’re told it’s OK; their journey is over – they are now at Destination Fear. Then we bring out the friend who set them up – and the two share their surprising reactions to the experience!
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