TLC Announces New Food Line-up
TLC Enters 2010-11 Upfront With Record Ratings and Robust Programming Slate
NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ — Now a top ten network for women, TLC is positioned as one of the fastest growing female networks in cable, posting double-digit growth 2009 vs. 2008 and delivering its highest ratings in five years. And with 11 months of consecutive month-over-month delivery gains, the momentum continues as TLC announces an ambitious upfront slate showcasing over 47 new and returning series in 2010-11.
“The fact that TLC has 15 series delivering over one million viewers shows that our content is connecting,” says Eileen O’Neill, president and general manager, TLC. “Our audience comes to us for compelling real life stories and inspiring characters that they can’t find anywhere else on television. And next year, we’re giving viewers more of what they love by bringing back beloved personalities, investing in returning favorites and unveiling unexpected new series.”
INEDIBLE TO INCREDIBLE
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen! Each week, someone who thinks they can cook – but really can’t – is nominated by friends and family to get a recipe makeover from expert chef John Besh. In this six-part series, Chef Besh helps the aspiring cooks rework their meal to win back the palates of their loved ones.
In this two-part special, renowned chef Rodelio Aglibot travels to a city known for its cuisine to uncover new restaurants with the help of a local food guide. Together, they order “OOE,” or “One of Each” item on the menu, describing and debating dish after dish in an effort to learn the restaurant’s soul and story. Rodelio returns to his own kitchen to cook a new dish that was inspired by the flavors of his adventure.
The six-part series follows sisters and business partners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as they run Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, DC – a small cupcake shop that they have transformed into a sweet success. The Sisters gave up their corporate jobs and risked their life savings to follow their hearts into the kitchen, armed only with their Grandmother’s recipes and their sisterly bond. Each episode will go beyond the frosting to uncover the secret of Sophie and Katherine’s success and follow the challenges they face as the business rapidly expands and is poised to explode on the national scene.
A one-hour special that pairs chef Brian Malarkey, food scientist Todd Menaker, and engineer Scott Stukel, to help the Los Angeles-based community of La Canada Flintridge tackle the creation of the world’s largest Rice Krispies Treat for a fundraiser to benefit the children’s programs at the community center.