Reality series takes place on Route 66 June 1, 2009Posted by Ron Warnick in Road trips, Television.
I’d heard some inkling that a television reality series, “The Great American Road Trip,” would be shot on the Mother Road. Looks like it’s happening.
Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and set to debut on NBC July 7, the show features seven families from divergent backgrounds going on “the journey of a lifetime,” a news release said.
“Collier will guide viewers and the participating families on an eight-episode journey along America’s legendary Route 66 [my emphasis],” NBC said. “Traveling through cities and towns large and small, the seven families, whose hometowns range from Montclair, Calif., to Yonkers, N.Y., will compete in a series of challenges that will ultimately lead one family to victory.”
NBC said the show would be set against “iconic American backdrops” such as the Grand Canyon and the St. Louis arch.
There is a video that plugs NBC’s new programming for the summer. The segment for “The Great American Road Trip” begins at the 2:56 mark of the video, but I saw nothing obvious that indicated Route 66.