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VH1 renews “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Viacom-owned network VH1 has ordered a sophomore run of its eccentric culinary series Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party just two episodes into the debut season. Produced by Sequential Brands Group, Merry ...
November 21, 2016

Viacom-owned network VH1 has ordered a sophomore run of its eccentric culinary series Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party just two episodes into the debut season.

Produced by Sequential Brands Group, Merry Jane and 495 Productions, the cookery-variety show hybrid features the 75-year-old lifestyle maven and 45-year-old seminal hip hop artist as they host a weekly “half-baked” dinner party filled with cocktails, cooking, conversation and musical performances for their celebrity friends.

The 30-minute series features guests that include Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Naya Rivera, Ashley Graham, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, Chef Morimoto and Chef Hiroki, DJ Khaled, Kathy Griffin, Kelis, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross. It also showcases such musical guests as D.R.A.M., Anderson .Paak, October London and the Long Beach City College Marching Band.

The highly acclaimed series premiered on Nov. 7 to three million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating according to Nielsen’s Live 3 estimates.

Episode three, a Thanksgiving special entitled “Ruffling Feathers,” airs tonight (Nov. 21) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

Sequential Brands Group’s Stewart and Kim Miller Olko serve as creators and executive producers alongside Merry Jane’s Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung and 495 Productions’ SallyAnn Salsano. Nina L. Diaz, Trevor Rose, Paul Ricci, Fernando Mills and Paula Aranda executive produces for VH1.

“I hoped that people would find our new show a pleasant change from the cut-throat competition shows that food television has evolved into,” said Martha Stewart in a statement. “Time for a change – food should be fun and enjoyable, involving friends and family. I am pleased that Snoop and I will be able to bring our various styles of cooking to a broader audience.”

 

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