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FYI orders “Food Porn” from Loud TV, Bethenny Frankel

The Real Housewives of New York City star (pictured) and Loud TV are producing Food Porn, a culinary travel series that tracks down the photographers and chefs responsible for mouth-watering Instagram posts.
April 30, 2015

Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel (pictured) is executive producing a series inspired by the popular social media hashtag #foodporn for U.S. cable net FYI.

Simply entitled Food Porn, the 14-episode, half-hour series will be hosted by New York restaurateur Michael Chernow and will look at why people are obsessed with photographing their food and posting the pictures to Instagram and other social media platforms. Leftfield Entertainment-owned Loud TV is producing.

Chernow, who was a guest judge on FYI’s Late Nite Chef Fight, will travel the United States to meet the people behind particularly food porn-y shots and then meet with the chefs responsible for the dishes. Production is beginning immediately.

In addition to Frankel, Loud TV’s Nick Rigg, David George, Jordana Hochman and Brent Montgomery are exec producing. Gena McCarthy and James Bolosh are the executive producers for the network.

Food Porn follows another FYI commission that combines culinary and social media savvy.  What the Fung?! tags along with YouTube comedians and brothers Andrew and David Fung as they travel the United States attempting to eat like “ballers on a budget.”

Last year, the popular high-calorie YouTube cooking show Epic Meal Time made the jump to cable as the 16-episode FYI series Epic Meal Empire.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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