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Travel Channel cooks up April airdate for “Burger Land”

Author and self-proclaimed hamburger expert George Motz is on a quest to find America's greatest burger joints in Travel Channel's Burger Land (pictured), premiering on April 15.
February 28, 2013

Author and self-proclaimed hamburger expert George Motz is on a quest to find America’s greatest burger joints in Travel Channel’s Burger Land (pictured), premiering on April 15.

The 11 x 30 minute series, produced by Magilla Entertainment, will follow Motz, author of Hamburger America and director of a doc with the same title, as he criss-crosses the U.S. finding established and upcoming hamburger restaurants.

The series, which was announced in December, kicks off with visits to classic burger joints in Los Angeles, while the second episode, airing on April 22, sees Motz travel to Miami to sample burgers with Latin-inspired flavors.

Other episodes will visit burger joints in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, Washington DC and Illinois.

Burger Land is a regional show where I get to visit my hamburger ‘heroes’ all over America,” says Motz. “Sure, each episode is about amazing hamburgers all over the country, but it’s as much about the rich histories and the people behind those burgers.”

For Magilla, the executive producers are Matt Ostrom, Laura Johnson, Brian Flanagan and Sean Lee. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Julie McCully.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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