Travel Channel to Launch ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ Reboot Series

Travel Channel will bring back the iconic documentary series Ripley's Believe It Or Not! this summer, the network said Wednesday.

The series, which initially launched on TV in 1949 and last aired on TBS in the early 2000s, will be hosted by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice), according to Travel. Similar to its previous iterations, Travel's 10-episode Ripley's Believe It Or Not! will showcase the most astonishing, real and one-of-a-kind stories, said the network. 

“Travel Channel fans have an insatiable curiosity about the world and sharing this wonderful and weird series with the next generation of fans is a thrill,” says Jane Latman, general manager of Travel Channel in a statement. “This entirely new version of Ripley’s is a fresh contemporary approach to the odd and unusual and will be jam-packed with larger-than-life characters, cool facts, history and science.”


R. Thomas Umstead

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.