Destination America Upfront Programming 2016-17
ABOUT DESTINATION AMERICA
Overview: As the only network dedicated to all-American entertainment, Destination America showcases programming about myths, legends, food, adventure, natural history, or iconic landscapes from Alaska to Appalachia. From spine-tingling campfire tales to uncovering history’s greatest mysteries, the network’s original series showcase the curiosity and adventurous spirit at the heart of being American.
Reach: Currently in nearly 56 million U.S. homes.
Target Audience: P25-54, dual skew
DESTINATION AMERICA 2016 PROGRAMMING SNAPSHOT
New Episodes air Fridays at 10/9c
In DA’s highest-rated new series, paranormal all-stars Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman stretch the limits of paranormal investigation as the two confine themselves in America’s most terrifying places for an unprecedented 72 hours straight. Living at haunted locations, many of which have never before been seen on television, some being investigated for the first time ever, Groff and Weidman believe that the longer they stay, the more the spirits will communicate with them and the more information they can gather about the unknown. Groff Entertainment
New Episodes air Saturdays at 10/9c
MOUNTAIN MONSTERS follows a team of expert hunters and trappers as they defend Appalachia from mysterious creatures that have spawned countless sightings in the region for generations. As native sons of West Virginia, the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) put a lifetime of training to the test as they investigate, track, and attempt to trap legendary local beasts like Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and Sheepsquatch to prove they are fact, not folklore. American Chainsaws
New Episodes Premiere Sunday, April 3 at 10/9c
Phantoms, demons, and shadow creatures beware! GHOST ASYLUM is back following the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost-hunting team as they investigate paranormal activity in America’s most frightening asylums, sanitariums, penitentiaries and haunted hotspots. Respect, detect, collect is TWC’s motto and the core process they follow in every investigation, which combines scientific methodology and ghost-hunting gadgets with Tennessee wit and thirst for adventure. TWC’s goal isn’t just to communicate with restless souls but to help them find peace beyond the gates of their ghostly tomb. Tremendous Entertainment
WHAT’S FOR SALE: WITH A VIEW
New Series Premieres Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30/9:30c
If getting away from the monotony of daily life could be as simple as glancing out the window, how much is that worth? From rolling vineyards to snow-capped mountains, potential homebuyers are presented three picture-perfect homes with incredible, jaw-dropping views. Meet the buyers, hear their stories and take a glimpse into the world of stunning views for sale. Our House Media
New Series Premieres Friday, April 15 at 10/9c
What you see is what you get with Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey, the Southeast's newest and most dynamic paranormal investigation team. These three best friends are the GHOST BROTHERS, on a mission to uncover whether some unique, legendary haunted houses are the real deal. Raised in religious households, Dalen, Juwan and Marcus were taught that “messing” with the dead is dangerous business, but some unexplained experiences of their own piqued their intense fascination, ultimately driving them to find out firsthand just how spooky the supernatural can be. Blending natural curiosity with comedic flair, these charismatic characters offer a fresh, funny and unique take on the spirit world. Pilgrim Media Group
New Series Premieres Wednesday, June 1 at 10/9c
Rivalries abound in the BBQ world. Every pitmaster has an axe to grind, a nemesis, or someone they just plain want to beat. Each episode of SMOKED gives two pitmasters with a personal history the chance to go head-to-head in a BBQ battle and prove once and for all who’s the best — and who’s gonna get smoked. The winner of each battle takes home bragging rights and a shot at a cash prize! Citizen Pictures
GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN
Shepherdstown is renowned for being the oldest town in West Virginia. It is also quietly referred to as the most haunted town in America, because it has always been home to inexplicable hauntings, bizarre accidents and unsolved crimes. In a town of 1,700 residents, almost every single person has had an experience with the supernatural. Now, a surge of supernatural activity has forced the local police to partner with members of the paranormal community to help solve some of the town’s deepest mysteries. MAK Pictures
Bobby Hamilton has been on the hunt for Bigfoot ever since encountering the monster as a child. Decades later, the world still doesn’t have definitive proof of Bigfoot’s existence, and that’s where Hamilton, his friend Jim Lansdale, and their team – known as the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO) – have decided to take matters into their own hands. GCBRO is on a mission to prove once and for all that Bigfoot exists by harvesting a DNA sample for scientific evidence, even if that means killing Bigfoot to get it. Gryphon Productions
In A HAUNTING, real evil lurks in the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places. Through spellbinding first-person accounts, each episode profiles the story of one family traumatized by unknown supernatural forces. Dramatic recreations bring to life some of the scariest stories known to man, leaving viewers with a lingering sense that life after death is much more powerful than anyone could possibly imagine. New Dominion
Every day in October is Halloween on Destination America with a month-long celebration of all things that go bump in the night. GHOSTOBER keeps the thrills and chills coming with weekly premieres of all-new and returning series and documentaries so spooky you’ll never want to leave the safety of your sofa. If you still can’t get enough, feast your senses on frightening digital extras including a podcast, virtual reality experiences, swag giveaways, exclusive online content, and more.
Go on a spooky fun ride with Destination America’s full scope of digital and social content offerings. Get immersed with the newest Discovery VR experience, which allows fans to join the GHOST ASYLUM cast on a ghost hunt in "Haunted by Nicholas." Watch exclusive clips, digital extras and original web content at DestinationAmerica.com. Keep up with BBQ recipes, paranormal investigations, and Bigfoot sightings on Twitter @DestAmerica and Facebook @DestinationAmerica.
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