Scripps’ home, design and food titles head to MIPCOM

Passion Distribution is repping a number of Scripps Networks' lifestyle programming in Cannes, including Design Wars and The Great Food Truck Race (pictured).
September 26, 2011

London-based Passion Distribution is repping a number of Scripps Networks’ lifestyle programming in Cannes, including Design Wars and The Great Food Truck Race (pictured).

Some of the shows launching at MIPCOM include HGTV’s competition series Design Wars, a 13-part one-hour series which sees three interior designers competing to make over a family’s problem space; and Dina’s Party, starring The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo. The 10-part half-hour series sees Manzo and her team transforming clients’ homes into party spaces.

Other home series include DIY Network’s Crashers brand, which includes Bath Crashers, House Crashers and Yard Crashers, for a total of 182 episodes.

Sally Miles, CEO of Passion, said: “Global audiences can’t get enough of going into other people’s homes and snooping around. That, along with glamorous design tips and dramatic makeovers from top designers, make property shows a schedule staple.”

On the food programming front, Passion will rep The Great Food Truck Race, now in its second season on Food Network U.S.; Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction, a grilling show hosted by the TV chef; and two Cooking Channel series starring Emeril Lagasse: The Originals with Emeril and Fresh Fast Food with Emeril Lagasse.

The Originals, a 13-part series, highlights restaurants that have shaped the American culinary landscape, while Fresh Fast Food shows viewers how to make fresh meals without a major time commitment.

Lastly, eight episodes of seafood series Hook Line & Dinner, and the third season of Cupcake Wars, will be made available.

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