Travel Channel Renews 'Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations'

Travel Channel said Thursday that it has greenlit a fourth season of its series Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations.

The Andrew Zimmern-hosted and produced series has posted a 21% viewer growth in its currently running third season among adults 25-54 compared to the previous season, according to the network.

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations is a fun, culinary escape that answers the ubiquitous question that we all have while traveling…‘where do we get a good meal around here?' ” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming and production, Travel Channel, in a release. "Andrew’s culinary expertise and magnetic personality make him the perfect expert to guide us through the must-eat dishes in the most exciting cities on the planet.”

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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.