Thursday, February 16, 2012

NEWS: Travel Channel Picks Up Toy Hunters for Full Season

It seems as if you and I aren't the only ones who enjoy our toys, as the Travel Channel has announced that last month's one-off reality show Toy Hunters is to return to our screens as an ongoing series.

As reported at Your Bent My Wookie, a series of 30 minutes episodes of the show has been commissioned. Here's an edited version of the press release:


CHEVY CHASE, MD (February 15, 2012) - Travel Channel has greenlit two new original unscripted series and announces the development of two original travel series to complement the Network’s robust programming slate for 2012. New series include “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” (wt), featuring popular host and “comfort food czar” Richman as he travels from coast to coast on his personal quest to find the BEST sandwiches made in the U.S.A., and “Toy Hunters,” showcasing toy collector Jordan Hembrough, as he searches throughout the country for the rarest toys and turns them into big profit.

“We have a dynamic programming slate rolling out this year, where we will be providing a diverse array of perspectives from a new team of travel experts and pros who will inspire and engage our viewers through their personal lens,” said Andy Singer, SVP, Programming & Production, Travel Channel. “Making the unfamiliar familiar is our aim this year, and we remain committed to providing compelling programming that moves our travelcentric audience beyond their every day destinations.”

“Toy Hunters” will be a weekly half-hour series which follows toy and collectibles dealer Jordan Hembrough as he scours the country for hidden treasures to sell to his buyers around the world. Originally a special that aired on the Network last month, this original series centers on Hembrough and his quest to claim the status as the ultimate toy collector. In each of the twelve episodes, Hembrough travels from city to city strategically maneuvering around reluctant sellers, abating budgets and avoiding unforeseen roadblocks. 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. “Toy Hunters” will be produced by Sharp Entertainment with Travel Channel’s Stone Roberts as executive producer.


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    1. I didn't actually catch the pilot/one-off episode, but I'll be sure to watch this.


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