is a new reality pilot that will air on Country Music Television this
weekend. The premise of the show has the ever-adventurous Travis
Pastrana and his friends meeting up in Oklahoma to try and pull off a
car/hydroplane stunt that has never been attempted. Never been
attempted? That has “Pastrana” written all over it! The pilot will
highlight just what Travis and crew are capable of when the put their
minds—and idle hands—to work.
Travis Pastrana's new show debuts on CMT this weekend
photo: Paul Buckley
"This show has been four years in the making and finally, a network has given us a chance,” says executive producer Troy Adamitis. “Back in 2002, No Fear MX and I did a movie called Chapter 2. It was shot in a reality-TV style. After reviewing our footage while making the movie, I thought, Travis Pastrana is a walking TV show and the guy needs his own show! So we pitched the idea to a number of executives, but we didn’t have the right connections in the TV world at that point and no one wanted to finance the show.
“After two years of rejection,” Adamitis continues, “I partnered up with Marcel Wolthers and we scrounged up some money and a crew that included producers Mahira Amir Khan and Darrin Rolls and DPs Jessica Young and John Rushton. We decided to make the show ourselves. Then we went out and shopped it around.”
Will Travis TV fly? Tune in and find out. We know Travis will. “We are all excited to see what will happen next because, if the pilot does well, Travis TV will go to series and air in the fall,” Adamitis says.
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