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Travel Channel has given the green light to new original series Hello Goodbye (wt) produced by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Telepictures, along with Hotel Showdown from Loud TV, and TV Planet (wt) produced by Zodiac Americas. In addition, two previously-announced pilots, Metropolis and Only Happens In…, will be developed into a series of specials.

Travel Channel has ordered eight half-hour episodes of Hello Goodbye (wt). Based on the original format and hit international program Hello Goodbye by BlazHoffski Productions BV and produced by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Telepictures, the series captures moments of love, sorrow, family and friendship as regular, everyday people arrive and depart from airports across the world.

Also on the channel’s lineup are Hotel Showdown, which squares off four different hotels against one another in a winner- take-all competition. Travel Channel has greenlit 13 hourlong episodes. TV Planet(wt), greenlit for six one-hour episodes, explores the weirdest, wildest and most dangerous television programs on the planet. It stars journalist and TV fanatic Karla Cavalli.

In addition, pilot Metropolis, which spotlights iconic cities around the world, has been greenlit for six one-hour specials, produced by Nutopia. Only Happens In….takes viewers on a crazy and visual ride around the globe to discover the places, people and events that are so unique, they can only be experienced side-by-side with the locals. It has been greenlit for four one-hour specials produced by PSG Films & Symply Entertainment.