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The strange and unusual Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is getting a new show this year! Actor Bruce Campbell will be the host of the series, and it’s set to air on the Travel Channel sometime in 2019. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not TV series dates all the way back to 1949, and the new show will include everything the viewers know and love about the original! We’ve got all the details on the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! show:
About the New Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Show
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! recently announced their new TV series that’s coming to the Travel Channel in 2019. Bruce Campbell will be the host of the all-new show. Campbell is best known for his roles in the “Evil Dead” trilogy and the three “Spider-Man” movies directed by Sam Raimi. Campbell confirmed his new role as the host of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Twitter on January 1.
I believe you! https://t.co/wNLHaw1frE
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) January 1, 2019
The new show will include all the odd things you’d expect to see, and so much more. It will keep in line with the franchise and explore the weird and unusual things that can’t be explained. You can watch the trailer for the show below:
— Believe It or Not! (@Ripleys) January 1, 2019
More About the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Series
The first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! series aired in 1949 and was hosted by founder Robert Ripley. A revived version of the show aired in 1982-1986 on ABC with host Jack Palance, and another on TBS from 2000-2003 with host Dean Cain. The show featured topics shot all across the world in short film sequences, and even included weird facts to entertain viewers. It centered around strange occurrences, odd historical facts, and unusual artistic and social activities. Viewers can expect to see the same format in the new series.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg
While you wait for the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! TV series to air, you can experience the odd and unusual right here in Gatlinburg! The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum is home to 500 exhibits and artifacts for you to explore. You can see a vampire killing kit, a car completely covered in crystals, a dragon made of recycled scrap metal, a two-trunked African elephant, and so much more. There is even a tribute gallery to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Both kids and adults will have the time of their lives seeing all the unique items from all corners of the world.
Other Ripley’s Attractions in Gatlinburg
While you’re in town visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, take some time to explore the other Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg! You can go to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and interact with your favorite aquatic animals, or play a round of mini golf at Ripley’s Davy Crockett. There is also a 5D moving theater, a mirror maze, and a haunted house! Before you leave, make sure to visit the Guinness World Records Adventure and see if you have what it takes to beat a world record!
More Information Coming Soon
We’ll update this post as more information on the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! show as it becomes available. In the meantime, visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg and get a feel for the types of strange and unusual things you’ll get to see on the show. Buy your tickets through Visit My Smokies and save money on admission!