Planet Green shows appetite for food-themed specials

Late-night menus and a world-class competitive eater are the focal points of two specials, Midnight Snack and Suzilla: The Mouth That Roars, airing on Planet Green this month.
December 9, 2011

Late-night menus and a world-class competitive eater are the focal points of two specials, Midnight Snack and Suzilla: The Mouth That Roars, airing on Planet Green this month.

Midnight Snack, a Discovery Studios special, follows night owl Steven Smith’s mission to find the best late-night menus in Hollywood. Smith chats with restaurant and diner customers and employees and also gets into the kitchen to learn how to make after-hours indulgences. The special airs on Planet Green on December 20 at 10 p.m. EST.

Gary Shapiro and Rob Hammersley are executive producers and for Planet Green, Fay Yu is executive producer.

Following Midnight Snack, at 10:30 P.M. EST, Planet Green airs Suzilla: The Mouth that Roars, featuring competitive eater Suzanne “Suzilla” French on her search for the best “pig-out joints” in America. She searches out Los Angeles’ greasy spoons, short-order eateries and food trucks in search of an eat-off and a willing competitor. The special also features Sal Capek, co-owner of Fat Sal’s Deli, and Entourage star Jerry Ferrara.

Suzilla is produced by The Shop Productions, with Eric Salat and Adam Paul serving as executive producers. For Planet Green, Lynn Sadofsky is executive producer.

Midnight Snack and Suzilla represent the first step in Planet Green’s evolution, bridging its eco-centric roots into a destination for lifestyle and entertainment seekers, and we hope to find that our audience has an ‘appetite’ for this type of programming,” said Marc Etkind, SVP of content strategy for Planet Green.

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