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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
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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