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Todd Carmichael Ups the Ante in 'Dangerous Grounds' Season 2



Premiering Tuesday, January 28, the sophomore season of the Travel Channel reality series follows the adventurer as he treks around the globe in search of the perfect coffee.



Todd Carmichael in "Dangerous Grounds"
Todd Carmichael Dangerous GroundsNovember 19, 2013

Todd Carmichael in "Dangerous Grounds"
Todd Carmichael in "Dangerous Grounds"
"Dangerous Grounds" (TV show) scene
"Dangerous Grounds" (TV show) scene
Season two of Travel Channel's "Dangerous Grounds" just got more dangerous. Coffee importer and adventurer Todd Carmichael's big name clients are as demanding as ever. They send him to source the perfect coffee in the world's most dangerous places, from the Amazon jungles of Brazil to the conflict zones of Guatemala. Premiering on Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, the critically acclaimed original series features Carmichael as he treks around the globe for his biggest clients including chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, chef Mario Batali, Starr Restaurants, Dean & Deluca, West Elm Stores and Four Seasons Hotels. For this self-made businessman who grew his company bean by bean, failure is not an option."'Dangerous Grounds' returns with an explosive season that pulls back the curtain on the hazards of sourcing coffee," said Andy Singer, General Manager, Travel Channel. "Expert Todd Carmichael gives viewers a look into a world unfamiliar to many. Avoiding mafia-like kingpins, walking through sniper crosshairs and being held at gunpoint are just a few of the tense situations he encounters on his quest for the ultimate coffee to close each deal."

In the one-hour premiere episode of "Dangerous Grounds," Carmichael heads to Mexico to find a rumored wine-like coffee in order to retain one of his key clients — Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a premiere culinary talent in New York City. Carmichael's Philadelphia-based company, La Colombe, regularly does business with Jean-Georges. When he is suddenly on the verge of losing the account of his single biggest restaurant client, he must travel to Guerrero — the most dangerous region in Mexico ruled by a ruthless drug syndicate known as Los Zetas. Carrying $20,000 in cash to purchase coffee from local farmers, Carmichael seeks out a local vigilante that can guide him to the special coffee. But when his vigilante contact ends up allegedly murdered, Carmichael quickly learns he must blend in with the locals to avoid a similar fate. With everything on the line, he must rely on new Mexican allies to discover the legendary coffee and return home with enough of it to close the deal with Jean-Georges.



Throughout the second season, Carmichael travels to remote locations in India, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda — showcasing sites and cultures that few have even seen, let alone visited. These are places where things can get out of control in the blink of an eye. Whether sleeping under a truck to avoid being detected by highway robbers or hiring an ex-Soviet fighter pilot to drop him deep into the mountains, Carmichael takes calculated risks in order to bring his clients the best coffees in the world.

"Dangerous Grounds" is produced by Nancy Glass Productions for Travel Channel. For Nancy Glass Productions, the executive producer is Nancy Glass. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Bill Howard.
 
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