Travel Channel has greenlight the series Xtreme Screams, which depicts thrill-seekers’ howls occurring at what the channel says are the most exhilarating spots in the world. The stirring spots include the Terror-dactyl, which launches riders 100 m.p.h. over Manitou Springs, Colo., and 721-foot-high Verzasca Dam in Switzerland.
Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered.
“Whether it’s a vertical drop down a rollercoaster or a leap of faith off a bungee bridge, people love an adrenaline rush–and it’s never, ever quiet,” said Courtney White, senior VP of programming and development at Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel.
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