Expedition Unknown Starring Josh Gates Starts Tonight
From lost cities to buried treasure and stolen art, the world abounds with fascinating, iconic legends. In Travel Channel’s new original series “Expedition Unknown,” premiering Thursday, January 8 with a special two-hour episode at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, avid explorer Josh Gates sets out on a global journey in pursuit of answers to some of the world’s most puzzling stories. Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit and a hunger for adventure, Gates investigates the latest developments in each unsolved legend before embarking on a fully immersive exploration. To separate fact from fiction, Gates inserts himself in different cultures to understand the world as they do. Whether he’s trekking through Fiji in search of Amelia Earhart’s remains or diving the deep seas of Panama to locate Captain Morgan’s pirate ship, Gates’ authentic roughshod adventures lead him one step closer to finding the truth. “Expedition Unknown” is comprised of 11 hour-long episodes plus the two-hour premiere.
In the two-hour series premiere, Josh Gates embarks on an expedition to investigate what might be the most iconic unsolved event in the world – the disappearance of Amelia Earhart during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. Several incredible new leads in the story take Gates on an adventure through aviation history and remote areas of the world. These clues might finally lead to answers behind the greatest cold case in history.
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“Expedition Unknown” is produced by Ping Pong Productions for Travel Channel. For Ping Pong, the executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.