Travel Channel is going back to the unknown. Recently, the network announced they’ve renewed Expedition Unknown for a third season.
The series follows host Josh Gates as he travels the world exploring various legends and stories.
Season three is expected to premiere sometime later this year.
Read the full details below:
NEW YORK (March 24, 2016) – 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.”
What do you think? Have you seen Expedition Unknown? Will you watch season three?
The show is informative and entertaining. Exactly what a history class should be. Thrilled that it has been renewed.
I really enjoy watching Expedition Unknown and listening to Josh. Truly a gem of history.
I truly enjoy expedition unknown. Please keep it on. We are not teaching history as much as we should in elementary school. This may be the only our kids learn. That you don’t know where you are going if you don’t know where you came from
I’ve been watching Josh Gates explore the world since he started in Destination Truth. I love the format and explorations in Expedition Unknown. It has been an exciting, informative, and educational journey, so I’m more than thrilled the show is returning for a third season. Besides all the excitement and intrigue, Josh’s personality and wit absolutely makes the show. It ‘s a
win-win situation….a handsome, intelligent, endearing, and witty host and exciting, interesting, and educational expeditions. You can’t improve on that combo.
We never miss his shows either. You’re right about learning some history w/a witty and likable host. Just once, though, it would be nice to have him really discover what he went looking for. LOL
On two shows there has been a notation that the item/subject of the search was found weeks later. The burial temple under a vineyard was one. But I agree, a follow-up show would be nice. Contrary to many critics, Josh is behaving as an archeologist while on the sites.