October 18, 2012 1:39pm PT by Philiana Ng
Bret Michaels to Host Travel Channel Series
Bret Michaels is heading to Travel Channel.
The musician will host the new eight-episode, half-hour series Rock My RV, the network announced Thursday. Production will begin in November, with the series slated for a 2013 launch.
Rock My RV will feature a team of skilled, custom RV designers and fabricators who transform travelers' ordinary RVs into the most outrageous mobile mansions on the road.
"For the past 25 years, Bret Michaels has spent at least nine months out of the year in a tour bus that he personally designs from top to bottom,” said Andy Singer, general manager, Travel Channel, in a release announcing the series. “We couldn’t think of a better front man than Bret for the series. He lives and breathes life on the road and undoubtedly holds the record for most hours logged in a custom coach. Bret jumped at the chance to share his passion for travel and the RV experience through this fascinating, obsessive world of customizing RVs. We wanted him, and he wanted to do this – it is a great partnership.”
Said Michaels: "Between touring and travelling, I spend a lot of time on the road and my tricked-out, custom coach is my home away from home. I crisscross the country and live in my tour bus, and I know how to take an RV from ordinary to extraordinary. I can’t wait to put my expertise to use and show people how to make their RVs rock.”
Rock My RV is produced by BCII Productions. Executive producers are Bud Brutsman and Patrick McManamee.
Michaels has a history with unscripted TV, having starred in VH1's Rock of Love franchise, the followup docu-series Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, competed in NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice and served as a judge on Nashville Star.