Travel Channel Greenlights 'Tailgate Takeover' with Adam Richman

Series Will Preview with Super Bowl Special, Premiere in Summer

Travel Channel has greenlit a new original series, Tailgate Takeover, which will be hosted by Adam Richman.

The series will spotlight the best tailgating across the U.S. at sports, concerts, festivals and fairs, among other events. The network ordered 13 half-hour episodes that will officially debut this summer.

A one-hour preview special, Super Bowl Tailgate Takeover, will air on Jan. 30 at 9 p.m.

"Travel Channel fan-favorite and food expert Adam Richman has crisscrossed the country sampling the most delicious and iconic food our nation has to offer.  Now he's back, to takeover tailgating like never before," said Lauren Ong, president, Travel Channel in announcing the show.  "In the new greenlit series, Tailgate Takeover, Adam will lead the network's quest in introducing the latest genre of travel entertainment.  He'll take this national pastime to another dimension as he travels coast-to-coast from one outrageous build after another."

Both the series and its special are produced by Sharp Entertainment with Travel Channel's Brian Leonard as executive producer.