CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Travel Channel says U.S. rocker Bret Michaels has signed on as host of its new original series "Rock My RV."
The eight-episode series is to begin production next month and to premiere in 2013.
"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," Andy Singer, Travel Channel's general manager, said in a statement Thursday. "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."
"Between touring and traveling, I spend a lot of time on the road and my tricked-out, custom coach is my home away from home," Michaels said. "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."