Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reboot Greenlit at Travel Channel


Travel Channel is rebooting the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! series, with veteran actor Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) on board to host.

The reboot will feature ten all-new, one-hour episodes incorporating incredible stories from all over the globe. Currently in production, the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! series will be shot on location at the Ripley Warehouse in Orlando, Florida. The reboot, produced by Texas Crew Productions, is slated to premiere on Travel Channel in summer 2019.

“As an actor, I’ve always been drawn toward material that is more ‘fantastic’ in nature, so I was eager and excited to partner with Travel Channel and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on this new show,” said Campbell. “And because amazing things happen all around the world, we should have no shortage of unbelievable stories to share with a fresh new audience.”

Jane Latman, general manager at Travel Channel, said: “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. 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.”

Norm Deska, executive VP of intellectual property for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, added: “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has a long history of television shows, dating back to the first one hosted by Robert Ripley himself in 1949. We could not be more excited to return to television in 2019 with an all-new show on the Travel Channel.”