Travel Channel Greenlights Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Hello Goodbye’ and 4 Other Series

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Travel Channel has greenlit five new series Shannon O’Neill, including an airport-set project from Ellen DeGeneres’ banner.

The new entries are all designed to “illustrate the expansive range of travel entertainment by informing, engaging and inspiring our audience,” said Travel prexy Shannon O’Neill.

“Hello Goodbye,” (working title) captures stories of travelers’ arrivals and departures at airports around the world. The series is greenlit for eight half-hour episodes, produced by DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production in association with Telepictures, and is based on the original international program “Hello Goodbye” by BlazHoffski Productions BV.

“Hotel Showdown” follows four different hotels competing against one another as representatives from the competitors award the hotels points for various aspects of their experience. The highest-rated hotel will win a $25,000 prize. The series is set for 13 one-hour episodes produced by Loud TV.

“Metropolis” spotlights iconic cities around the world with a goal of reimagining what travelers know about the destinations through close-up looks at culture, re-enactments and interviews with famous locals. “Metropolis” is greenlit for six one-hour specials produced by Nutopia.

“Only Happens In…” will take viewers around the world to discover unique locations from robotic waiters in Tokyo to a minus-50-degree Ice Marathon on Lake Baikal in Russia. PSG Films & Symply Entertainment are set to produce four one-hour specials.

“TV Planet” (working title) explores the wildest and most dangerous television programs popular around the world , hosted by journalist Karla Cavalli. “TV Planet” is greenlit for six one-hour episodes produced by Zodiak Americas.


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