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Esquire Network nabs “The Illegal Eater”

The Steven Page-hosted travel and culinary series (pictured) about underground restaurants has been acquired by Esquire Network in the U.S., Discovery in Asia-Pacific, and True Corp in Thailand.
March 17, 2014

U.S. network Esquire has acquired season one of The Illegal Eater, a travel and food series about underground restaurants starring former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page (pictured).

Distributor Rive Gauche Television has also sold the show, which was produced by Winnipeg-based Farpoint Films and Toronto-based Middle Child Films, to Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and Thailand’s True Corp.

Each episode follows the singer-songwriter as he visits underground eateries in two cities, such as New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and Austin. He assists the chefs, hangs out with the locals, plays shows and samples local delicacies.

Season one of The Illegal Eater premiered in Canada on cable net Travel+Escape last fall.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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