Travel Channel Presents All-New Seasons Of "TRUCK STOP USA" And "SAND MASTERS," Premiering With Back-To-Back Episodes On Thursday, April 5 Starting At 8:00PM ET/PT
Truck Stop USA
Thursday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., ET/PT
In this 13 episode weekly half-hour series, Midway Truck Stop proprietor, Joe Bechtold, pulls out all the stops to make his truck stop the next great American tourist destination. In the season premiere episode at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, Joe Bechtold is tasked with hosting the Epic Mudrun Race at Midway and mapping potential course routes and obstacle locations for the race. He outfits a spirited group of mud runners and offers an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner the night before the race to help ensure the travelers coming from around the country are happy.
However, the day of the race, the Epic Mudrun Race crew alerts Bechtold that there is a problem with the finish line. With little time, and the issue threatening to shut down the race, Bechtold and the crew decide to take a fire hose to the mud banks in hopes of turning the empty water pool into a mud pit to avert disaster. In a second all-new episode at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT, Bechtold gathers his managers outside the diner before a large-scale bike rally begins to give them the lowdown on the event. It's going to be busy and he needs everyone to pitch in to make this event a success. Bechtold books a stunt jumper, Terry Russell, to be the main attraction at the bike rally, and jump 80 feet over a semi-truck. Bechtold has never had such a high stakes event at Midway. A successful event could do wonders for Midway, but an accident could be a black mark that Midway might never shake.
Thursday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., ET/PT
The 13 episode half-hour series features a group of artists who travel the world creating unimaginable sand masterpieces on a massive scale. In the season premiere at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, Rusty Croft and the sand sculpting team help an eccentric hotel owner draw a crowd during the annual Fantasy Fest celebration in Key West, Florida. Aside from creating a 60-ton masterpiece featuring life-sized mermaids, party-goers and an octopus beneath a 16-foot-tall tower of sand, their sculpture will actually be a target for a world-renowned, high-diving stuntman known as Professor Splash!
In addition to sculpting to precise specifications to ensure an incredible 30-foot dive into inches of water won't cause life-threatening injuries, the team also battles an ominous tropical storm that threatens to wipe out all of their hard work. In the second all-new episode at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT, the sand sculpting team hits the Las Vegas strip to create a huge cowboy-themed sand sculpture for rodeo champion Gary Leffew to celebrate the National Finals Rodeo. Trouble ensues when the team works amid the chaos of historic Fremont Street, an unstable jelly-like sand pile, a creative throwdown between two sculptors and some destructive late-night vandalism at the hands of drunken partygoers. The team buckles down in an attempt to finish their amazing gambling and rodeo-themed sand masterpiece featuring a huge, working craps table, cowgirls and an ornery smoke-blowing mechanical bull.
Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
In this original episode, Zak, Nick and Aaron return to the Linda Vista Hospital in East Los Angeles, where Nick had the life changing experience, locking eyes with the spirit of a young woman, almost three years ago. Since the show aired, new witnesses have come forward, and the guys have learned more about Linda Vista Hospital's dark past. Now, Nick is ready to return to seek out that young woman's spirit. This lockdown is personal.