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Travel Channel Greenlights Three Pilots

4/17/2012 12:51 PM Eastern

Travel Channel has greenlit three pilots and added two series to the development slate for its 2012 programming lineup.

The three pilots include (all working titles) Barn Finds, Power Trip with Jason Harper and Kevin Michael Connolly Project.

The half-hour Barn Finds will travel the Deep South with antique car expert Corky Coker as he searches for rare American cars to restore and resell in his shop. Power Trip tags along with travel, car and lifestyle writer Jason Harper as he drives, often in luxurious or interesting vehicles, to look for cultural adventure. The Kevin Michael Connolly Project follows the author and photographer, who was born without legs and gets around via skateboard, as he travels the world.

Coffee Hunters (wt), one of the series in development, explores exotic locations with businessman Todd Carmichael to search for the best and rarest coffee in the world. City Swappers (wt), the second series, watches two couples as they swap lives -- including homes, cars, friends and lifestyles -- in a new style of vacation.

"Our programming mission is to continue to provide a myriad of travel perspectives that not only entertain and inspire, but will take viewers beyond the guidebook," said Andy Singer, general manager of Travel Channel, in a statement.  "We're excited about our new shows in development which feature a group of new talent who each weave their own personal experiences and stories through each show's unique travel lens."

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