TV briefs: 'The Trip: 2014'

The Fresno BeeJanuary 10, 2014 

Pack your bags: Travel Channel has kicked off its second annual programming event and sweepstakes, "The Trip: 2014," which features a $100,000 dream adventure giveaway in Spain and Morocco. Fans can submit an entry to win this year's prize itinerary at

"The Trip: 2014" online sweepstakes runs through March 24 and complements the one-hour special that premieres on Travel Channel at 8 p.m. Jan. 27.

Cold wars: FX's acclaimed drama "The Americans" returns for its second season at 10 p.m. Feb. 26.

"The Americans" was recently named by the AFI as one of the Programs of the Year. The series also received the most Television Critics Association Awards nominations of any show this year (four) and earned four Critics' Choice Television Award nominations. The series stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright and Susan Misner.

Think about it: The second season of "Brain Games" will debut at 9 p.m. Jan. 13 on the National Geographic Channel.

Building off last season's success, which included setting a record as the highest-rated series launch in National Geographic Channel's history and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, the second season of "Brain Games" explores a new array of topics on how we see, process and think about the world around us.


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