Upfronts 2013: Scripps Nets Add Projects With Joe Bastianich, Vanilla Ice, Adam RichmanChannels to roll out authenticated TV Everywhere apps this summer 4/23/2013 01:55:01 PM Eastern
New York -- Scripps Networks Interactive's suite of channels
-- Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great
American Country - on Tuesday previewed some of its upcoming programming including
new projects for network stars like Joe Bastianich, Adam Richman and Vanilla
Food Network, this year celebrating its 20th
anniversary, will introduce more than 20 new series in 2013. The channel
previewed four of those shows at its upfront presentation to press: Giving You the Business, where CEOs of
well-known food chains secretly enter employees into a hidden camera
competition and reward one with their own franchise; The Joe B. Project, where restaurants nominate their terrible
bosses for a makeover from Joe Bastianich; The
Shed, about a Mississippi family that owns a chain of barbeque restaurants;
and Chef Marks the Spot, where three
chefs compete for the chance to challenge Bobby Flay in a cook-off.
The network's younger sister Cooking Channel will have eight
returning primetime series in 2013, like Chuck's
Eat the Street and Road Trip with G.
Garvin and seven new series including The
Alie and Georgia Show, which takes the channel's Classy Ladies web series and makes a TV show about traveling with
your best friend.
HGTV, which touted its audience as the most upscale in cable,
highlighted two new series joining its lineup - Renovation Raiders, where licensed contractor Amy Matthews and a
crew complete a major renovation while the homeowners are out to dinner; and Property Brothers spinoff Brother vs. Brother, where twin hosts
Jonathan and Drew Scott are pitted against each other to mentor a team of five
home improvement experts competing for $50,000.
Sister net DIY is currently in production on four new series
including The Rev. Run Project, where
the former Run DMC member renovates his 9,000-square-foot home; and Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, where the rapper
turned home construction expert lives with and learns from Amish builders. The
network also has projects with character actor Bronson Pinchot and
singer/songwriter Daryl Hall.
Travel Channel is also adding four new series, including a
new show for network personality Adam Richman titled Fandemonium where he searches the country for the biggest fan
events. Also greenlit are the husband/wife adventure series Get Lost, Best Daym Takeout hosted by YouTube star Daymon Patterson, and Backroad Gold with antique car expert
Corky Coker. The network has also renewed Hotel
Impossible and Mysteries at the
Museum for additional seasons.
Great American Country has ordered a second season of Farm Kings and will premiere The Willis Clan, about a
Tennessee family with 12 children who are all accomplished singers, musicians
and dancers, on June 27. The network will also focus more on long-form music events, with
specials planned for country stars Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.
Viewers will soon be able to watch Scripps Networks
Interactive programming on more screens as the company announced it will roll
out new TV Everywhere iOS and Android apps for authenticated customers this
SNI holds its New York upfront -- its fifth stop on an
eight-city tour --Tuesday evening at Alice Tully Hall.