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Scripps channels announce slew of original shows

Scripps Interactive channels HGTV, DIY Network and Travel Channel have announced a raft of new series.

DIY Network’s new shows include Vanilla Ice goes Amish, in which the 90s rap star learns building skills from the Amish community. It also has The Rev. Run Project, in which the performer from hip hop group Run DMC, embarks on mammoth home makeover project.

New restoration series at HGTV include Flip or Flop, Catastrophe, Inc. and Renovation Raiders. New competition shows include HGTV Star in which viewers will compete to win their own show on the cable net. There is also Brother vs. Brother, following twin brothers competing in weekly renovation challenges.

Meanwhile, Travel Channel has greenlit four new, original seriesincluding Adam Richman’s Fandemonium (fka Tailgate Takeover). It follows Richman as he travels across America on a quest to meet various types of super fan. The 13x30mins series will be produced by Sharp Entertainment. It also ordered Best Daym Takeout, a 6x30mins series in which YouTube star and food critic Daymon Patterson scours the US for the country’s best takeaway food establishments.

Tremendous! Entertainment is making 6x60mins Get Lost (WT) for the channel. It follows ex-US Army Special Forces survival expert Mykel Hawke and his journalist wife as they are dropped into various wilderness locations with limited supplies.

Rounding out the quartet of originals, Backroad Gold, will follow antique car expert Corky Coker as he scours the highways, back roads and small towns of America, wheeling and dealing in antique cars, motorcycles, trucks, gas pumps and road signs. The 8x30mins series will be made by Brentwood Communications International.