Travel Channel has some unbelievable news. Today, the network announced they are reviving Ripley’s Believe It or Not! with new host Bruce Campbell.
A docuseries, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! explores amazing and unusual subjects from across the world. Several versions of the T show have aired on different networks since 1949. The most recent iteration aired on TBS from 2000 to 2003 and was hosted by Dean Cain.
Travel Channel has ordered 10 episodes for their upcoming Ripley’s Believe It or Not! revival. The series is slated to premiere in 2019.
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NEW YORK (January 2, 2019) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has cornered the market on the extraordinary, the death defying, the odd and the unusual. Now, 100 years after Robert L. Ripley launched the brand, the phrase Believe It or Not! is known globally and has come to symbolize how we marvel at the wonders of our world.
Travel Channel is rebooting the iconic series, hosted by veteran actor Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice), with 10 all-new, one-hour episodes that will showcase the most astonishing, real and one-of-a-kind stories. Currently in production, the series will be shot on location at the famed Ripley Warehouse in Orlando, Florida, and will incorporate incredible stories from all parts of the globe – from Brazil to Baltimore. The series is slated to premiere in summer 2019.
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Campbell rang in the new year in Times Square with the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop along with millions of new friends.
“As an actor, I’ve always been drawn toward material that is more ‘fantastic’ in nature, so I was eager and excited to partner with Travel Channel and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on this new show,” said Campbell. “And because amazing things happen all around the world, we should have no shortage of unbelievable stories to share with a fresh new audience.”
“Travel Channel fans have an insatiable curiosity about the world and sharing this wonderful and weird series with the next generation of fans is a thrill,” says Jane Latman, general manager, Travel Channel. “This entirely new version of Ripley’s is a fresh contemporary approach to the odd and unusual and will be jam-packed with larger-than-life characters, cool facts, history and science.”
“Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has a long history of television shows, dating back to the first one hosted by Robert Ripley himself in 1949,” said Norm Deska, executive vice president of intellectual property, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. “We could not be more excited to return to television in 2019 with an all-new show on the Travel Channel.”
“Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” is produced by Texas Crew Productions for Travel Channel. For Texas Crew Productions the executive producers are Brad Bernstein, David Karabinas, Ron Bowman and Bruce Campbell. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz, Jane Latman is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!? Will you watch the Travel Channel revival?