Travel Channel Launches Series 'Expedition Unknown'

Travel Channel is set to premiere an explorer's discovery of legends including, Amelia Earhart with a two-hour premiere of Expedition Unknown on Jan. 8 at 9 p.m., the network announced today.

The series follows Josh Gates, as the avid explorer sets out to discover the latest developments of iconic legends, from possibly uncovering Earhart's remains in Fiji to locating Captain Morgan's pirate ship in Panama and more.

“I’ve traveled to nearly 100 countries, but still feel like I haven’t scratched the surface of what’s out there to explore,” Gates said in a release. “There is such a deep well of fascinating and mystifying stories in the world, and each one connects so uniquely to different cultures. I’m driven by curiosity – and I’m on a mission to find answers.”

Produced by Ping Pong Productions for Travel Channel, the executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates for Ping Pong. Daniel A. Schwartz serves as the executive producer for Travel Channel.