Travel Channel is reviving “America Unearthed,” which originally aired on A+E’s H2 channel, the network announced during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. Geologist Scott Wolter will return as host.
America is a burial ground for secrets of our past. Artifacts and strange finds offer opportunities to discover a history of our country that we don’t know, per Travel. Wolter believes that some of the history we’ve been taught is wrong and he is on a mission to prove it. Now, Travel Channel is breathing new life into “America Unearthed,” updating the format for its new network home and allowing Wolter to continue his quest to establish what really happened and set the historical record straight.
The original “America Unearthed” aired from 2012 to 2014. Its three seasons tallied 18 episodes.
“Travel Channel is the perfect new home for this show,” said Wolter. “The series has always been known for great storytelling, cutting-edge science and beautiful cinematography, but now my adventures are going to be epic.”
“With a serious built-in fanbase, Scott is ready to get to the bottom of a whole new batch of mysteries and build on the success of the earlier seasons,” added Jane Latman, general manager, Travel Channel. “Adding ‘America Unearthed’ to the Travel Channel slate is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and ratings driver.”
“America Unearthed” is produced by Committee Films for Travel Channel. For Committee Films, the executive producers are Andy Awes and Maria Awes. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.
H2 was rebranded and became Viceland almost five years ago.