Penn Jillette is making the journey over to the Travel Channel.
The network has greenlit a pilot from the magician, tentatively titled “Street Cred,” as part of a trio of greenlit pilots.
The Jillette show is billed as a hidden-camera talent show that will search America for the best street performers. Jillette will scour the country with a team of undercover experts to find the best street performer, who will receive a $10,000 tip, with the cameras there to capture the performer’s reaction. The half-hour pilot is being produced by High Noon Entertainment.
Also receiving a green light from Travel Channel: The pilot “Booze Traveler,” which will star entrepreneur Jack Maxwell “as he travels around the world one drink at a time.” The pilot will feature Maxwell, billed as a “cocktail connoisseur,” exploring new locales and “seeking out the people, places, customs, and cultures behind drinks across the globe.”
Finally, escape artist/history buff Steve Santini will star in the pilot “Great Escapes.” Exploring iconic locations and tourist destinations often visited for their notorious confinements, Santini will look at history and meet with experts to determine how a breakout could be accomplished in the location. Santini will then attempt to free himself with expert techniques.