Scripps Networks Touts Nearly 100 Hours of New Programming


Scripps Networks Interactive has unveiled a new slate of original productions available at MIPCOM, spanning the home, food and travel categories and featuring many familiar faces.

YouTube sensation Hannah Hart leads the series I Hart Food, which uncovers regional favorites across America. Home Town, meanwhile, is led by Erin and Ben Napier, who strive to update yet preserve the old, historical homes in their small Mississippi hometown. Texas Cake House features Natalie Sideserf, a Texas-based cake artist renowned for her intricate edible creations. Ken and Anita Corsini are front and center in Flip or Flop Atlanta, which follows the hosts as they help to rehab old southern homes and in turn, revitalize the neighborhoods of the Atlanta metro area. Casey Webb is behind the revitalized season of the hit series Man v. Food.

Among the familiar faces featured in the slate are Cheap Eats host Ali Kahn, who finds the best budget meal deals in America with just $35 and 12 hours, and Josh Gates, who in Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials journeys some 50,000 miles to four continents to tackle the question: “Are we alone in the universe?”

Scripps Networks will also offer two series with Guy Fieri, who lets his friend (and dessert master) Duff Goldman temporarily turn “Flavortown Market” into “Sweet City” in Dessert Games. Audiences can also join the Fieris on Guy’s Family Road Trip.

Scripps Networks’ slate is rounded out by a special episode of Building Off the Grid: “Windy Mountain,” featuring a couple who build an off-the-grid cabin in the wilderness of Wyoming. There are also contributor-driven series, including Tiny Paradise, where couples build small-scale homes in idyllic locations, and Xtreme Screams, an adrenaline-charged show in which regular people set aside their inner fears to ride the world’s most thrilling attractions.

“With strong ratings and high-quality programming, the global demand for top-notch lifestyle content only continues to grow,” said Hud Woodle, the company’s VP of program licensing. “We are proud to introduce almost 100 hours of the very best of Scripps Networks programming, from new series featuring fan favorites like Guy Fieri and Josh Gates, to new spin offs of established franchises like Flip or Flop and Man v. Food.”