Expedition Unknown and Expedition X stream on Discovery Plus.
The season premiere of Expedition Unknown sees Gates and his crew rush to Poland to be the first people since World War II to enter a recently discovered Nazi tunnel inside an extinct volcano. Expeditions also include a dig in Egypt that unearths a mummy, a trans-Atlantic search for “Lindbergh’s Lost Rival” and his plane, and a visit to Alcatraz to break down the infamous prison break.
On Expedition X, Gates’ team of investigators, scientist Phil Torres and paranormal researcher Jessica Chobot, “explore the stranger side of the unknown,” teases Discovery. They examine mysterious objects flying around Mexico’s tallest volcano, and at America’s deadliest avalanche and its worst train wreck, among other sites.
Josh Gates Tonight is a talk show featuring an eclectic group of celeb guests, cocktails and field excursions. Guests include Evangeline Lilly and LeVar Burton.
All three shows are produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions, where Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates are executive producers. For Expedition Unknown, the executive producers are Matthew Meltzer and Aaron Schoonhoven. Schoonhoven exec produces Josh Gates Tonight.
For Discovery Channel, Michael Gara is executive producer for Expedition Unknown and Josh Gates Tonight. Lisa Lucas is executive producer for Expedition X. ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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