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Coming Soon: “Food Porn,” “Growing Up Hip Hop”

In this week's round-up, new unscripted titles are set to air on networks including FYI, Gusto and WE tv. (Pictured: FYI's Food Porn)
November 5, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new unscripted titles are to air on a range of networks, including WE tv, FYI and Gusto.

Canadian food and lifestyle network Gusto TV will broadcast the millennial-targeted A is for Apple on November 16 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. EST/PST. Produced in-house, the 30 x 30-minute series is to feature three young amateur chefs – Leah Wildman, Robert Jewell and Lauren Gulyas – as they explore the world of food through a series of recipe challenges based on the letters of the alphabet. Each episode will spotlight one chef randomly selecting a letter of the alphabet, and using two ingredients that start with that letter.

Elsewhere, A+E Networks-owned net FYI is setting out to discover the most mouth-watering dishes across the U.S. with chef and restaurateur Michael Chernow (pictured) at the helm.

Produced by Loud TV, the 14 x 30-minute Food Porn follows Chernow across America as he delves into the #foodporn hashtag and meets the people behind the online posts in an attempt to discover what makes a meal shareable online. Chernow will also enter into the kitchen to speak with the chefs responsible for creating these photogenic dishes. Food Porn premieres on December 3 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, AMC Networks-owned cable net WE tv is gearing up for the January 7 premiere of a reality series focusing on multi-generational hip-hop families.

Produced by Entertainment One Television, the six-part Growing Up Hip Hop shadows the children of Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash, Run DMC’s Rev. Run, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, rapper Master P, soul singer James DeBarge and Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa as they attempt to carve out their own careers and artistic identities in fields ranging from music, fashion and acting. The docuseries is to air on January 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on WE tv.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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