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Monday, April 02, 2007

Culture Shock: Welcome Shenaz

For anyone who's ever hoped a travel show would come along starring someone not from the U.S. or Europe, who's not well-known, who's damn cute, and who seems to have a brain, prepare to be psyched. Very psyched.

The host of Culture Shock, which debuts tonight next Monday at 8pm on the Travel Channel, is sometime-actress and former MTV India Vijay VJ Shenaz Treasurywala.

She joins the Travel Channel's already-excellent Monday lineup tonight, settling in alongside bold cherub Andrew Zimmern and the incomparable Anthony Bourdain. It's a move I expect will form the best three-hour block on television in recent memory.

Shenaz's official Travel Channel bio here. Culture Shock promo here. Times of India coverage of Shenaz's every move here, here, here, and here.

Shenaz hosting what I assume to be a demo or Indian travel show below.

A bit more here. Shenaz explains why she prefers sex to clothes here.

Update: Premieres Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. That's next Monday. Sorry.